At HCCSO, we advocate for all Southern Oregonians having access to opportunities that help them live their healthiest lives. We serve as the umbrella organization for a number of initiatives that impact health equity in our region. Currently, this includes convening Perinatal Task Forces in Douglas, Josephine and Jackson counties, as well as Healthy Start programs in Douglas and Josephine counties.
We’ve also managed several federal- and state-funded grants, including allocations from Rural Health Outreach, Health Insurance Outreach & Enrollment Assistance, and Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion.
We believe that advancing health equity involves embedding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work within our local organizations. By creating awareness and action at the leadership levels of Community Based Organizations, we can see a ripple effect of change.