Coming Together

to support healthy communities

Health Care Coalition

Of southern oregon

All families deserve to be healthy. We believe in the power of collective impact. By advancing health equity through partnerships with public health agencies, community health centers, and other organizations—we can harness the power of collective impact and build more equitable communities where all people can thrive.


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Welcome Baby!

Celebrate & Support Families

Each year, our community welcomes about 1,000 new babies! Because babies don’t come with instructions, all parents can benefit from additional support as they welcome their newest additions. We love the opportunity to celebrate and support families with our Welcome Baby Community Baby Shower. COME AND JOIN THE PARTY!

Health Care Coalition Oregon Welcome Baby Shower

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Home Visits
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Recovery /
Mental Health
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Healthy Start of Southern Oregon

Healthy Start of Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is home to higher than average rates of infant mortality and health disparities for mothers and their babies. We aim to reduce these rates through community-based services for women, infants, and their families. Healthy Start of Southern Oregon provides direct client services through partnering agencies and also convenes task forces in Josephine and Douglas Counties to improve systems of care related to infant and maternal health.
Perinatal Task Force Health Care Coalition Southern Oregon
Operating in Josephine and Douglas county, participants in the Task Force represent agencies, service providers, and community groups that have a strong focus on overall health for families before, during, and after pregnancy. Together we:

  • Network
  • Learn about services
  • Explore community needs
  • Plan and host community events
  • Provide professional development opportunities
Health Care Coalition Networking Options

In Josephine & Douglas counties…

Crowd of People

over 700 people
receive Healthy Start services each year

Welcome Baby Shower

300+ people
attended Welcome
Baby in 2023

Baby Shoes
our community welcomes 1,000 new babies every year!
Healthy Start Spotlight

Spotlight on Mariah

“I learned about parenting classes from Healthy Start, and make it a high priority to take these amazing classes every time they are offered. Just for me. A small hour out of my day to refresh. I always learn something new with each class…”

Health Care Coalition Blog

Facets of Health Equity in Southern Oregon

What Is the Relationship Between Pronouns and Health Equity?

What Is the Relationship Between Pronouns and Health Equity?

When we use pronouns such as he, she, his, hers, they or their to address others or ourselves, we’re contributing to a person’s identity. Pronouns are a way in which we categorize those around us, but most of us don’t stop to consider what happens when our identity...

Findings from the Community Listening Survey on Nutrition

Findings from the Community Listening Survey on Nutrition

What does Southern Oregon think about the importance of nutrition during and after pregnancy? The Perinatal Task Force in Southern Oregon hosted an online community listening survey to find out! The Perinatal Task Force (PNTF) is made up of individuals and...

Spotlight on Jill Rutherford

Spotlight on Jill Rutherford

We are delighted to introduce Jill Rutherford as the newest member of our HCCSO team. Jill is working with our partners to improve rural health equity. As our Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, she is putting her talents to work supporting the Perinatal...

“HCCSO is vital to the efforts in our region to make sure every child and every family have the chance the thrive.”


– Peter Buckley

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