Who We Are

Our Health Care Coalition team works daily to promote change for the better. We are driven to improve health care access, equity and outcomes throughout Southern Oregon, and advocate for our region’s most at-risk populations. We believe in being creative, innovative and mission-focused to meet our goals — ensuring everyone has the resources they need to reach their highest level of health.
Rural Pregnancy Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon
HCCSO’s successful track record of securing and managing federal and state grants, includes Rural Health Outreach, Federal Healthy Start, Oregon State Innovation Models, Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion, and Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment Assistance.
Collective Impact Organization Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon
As a Collective Impact organization, HCCSO acts as the collaborative backbone organization for Initiatives advancing health equity. Currently, HCCSO convenes the Southern Oregon Perinatal Task Forces and the Douglas and Josephine County Healthy Start program.

Our Vision

Everyone will have a fair opportunity to attain their highest level of health.

Our Mission

We identify and remove barriers to health equity by working with key partners.

“HCCSO holds at its core a deep desire and drive to address health disparities and improve health outcomes of vulnerable populations.”


– Alicia Beachy, Board Member

Annual Message from the Director

While our Southern Oregon community has so much to offer in terms of natural resources and community involvement, there’s still a great deal to accomplish when it comes to health disparities among populations in our region. Through the Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon, we are working to bridge gaps between local programs by expanding our work through training, research, data distribution, collaboration, and grant management. When our local organizations link resources and band together, we are able to trace social and health issues to the source, and make a difference through collective impact.

Looking to the future of HCCSO and Southern Oregon, I believe it’s essential that we remember the work of health equity doesn’t have borders. We are ready to move ahead as a region and a state, and be a part of Oregon’s bigger picture as it relates to improving public health outcomes. We will continue to uplift, connect, and support the programs that bring so much value to our communities in the years ahead. Together, we can lead change for the better.

– Amy Thuren, Executive Director

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