Get Involved

Whether you’re a parent, community leader, health care provider, or advocate for better health for all in southern Oregon, it’s important to lend your voice. There are lots of opportunities to get involved and help shape big-picture policy decisions in our region. Together, we can do more.

Community Leadership
Opportunities

HCCSO Board of Directors

Serve on the Board

Be an active member on southern Oregon’s journey toward better health for all. Our board is composed of community leaders throughout Jackson, Josephine, and Douglas counties who are responsible for setting our policy, strategic planning, and fiscal oversight. If you’re passionate about advancing health equity in southern Oregon and would like to serve on our board, we’d love to hear from you.

HCCSO Events

Perinatal Task Force

Do you work with young families or pregnant women? Join local providers, lactation counselors, home visitors, infant massage therapists, behavioral health counselors, and others whose work touches families before, during, and after pregnancy. Attend free professional development and networking opportunities in Josephine and/or Douglas county to help improve maternal and infant health in our communities. See our calendar of events for information about PNTF events or contact us.

Advocacy

Advocacy

Any person can be an advocate for the social issues they care about most. When you raise your voice, you can help to shape the ways in which state and federal dollars are being used to make big-picture policy decisions in your community.

Parent Opportunities

Birth Worker Pregnancy Resources

Parent Leadership Cohort (Douglas County)

Parents in Douglas County — scholarships are available for education and certifications. This program provides scholarships to parents in Douglas county to pursue education and certification in several areas related to parenting, including infant CPR, lactation counseling, play group facilitation and more. Gain valuable job skills, while also uplifting other parents in your community.

Parenting Young Children Program

University of Oregon Parenting Young Children Program

Parenting Young Children invites parents of children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old to participate in a telehealth parenting program. This is a paid opportunity, and parents can earn up to $425! Participation involves completing four interviews/surveys over the course of one year.

HCCSO Events

Perinatal Task Force

Parents! Use your voice to impact the direction of the Task Force and discuss resources for families. Healthy Start convenes the Perinatal Task Force (PNTF), which is a collective impact group focused on improving health outcomes in Douglas and Josephine counties. This group meets monthly and focuses on the perinatal period — before, during, and after pregnancy. If you would like to join the PNTF and lend your personal input, visit our Perinatal Task Force page.

Check out our calendar for upcoming PNTF community meetings.

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Healthy Start of Southern Oregon

Healthy Start of Southern Oregon

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.

The next Southern Oregon Perinatal Task Force regional meeting will be held next Friday, March 1, 2024 via Zoom.

Regional Perinatal Task Force meetings are geared toward professional development and collaboration across Josephine and Douglas county lines, with a vision of enhancing the overall well-being of women, teens, children, and families – before, during, and after pregnancy.

The meetings include a training, and then break out sessions to share ideas and thoughts about how we can apply the training in our local communities.

If you're interested in joining or learning more about getting involved in the Perinatal Task Force, please visit hccso.org/healthy-start/perinatal-task-force
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The next Southern Oregon Perinatal Task Force regional meeting will be held next Friday, March 1, 2024 via Zoom.

Regional Perinatal Task Force meetings are geared toward professional development and collaboration across Josephine and Douglas county lines, with a vision of enhancing the overall well-being of women, teens, children, and families – before, during, and after pregnancy.

The meetings include a training, and then break out sessions to share ideas and thoughts about how we can apply the training in our local communities.

If youre interested in joining or learning more about getting involved in the Perinatal Task Force, please visit hccso.org/healthy-start/perinatal-task-force
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