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Oregon Reproductive Health Program

Staff

Helene Rimberg
Reproductive Health Program Manager
helene.m.rimberg@state.or.us
971-673-0364

Judy Andreasen
Administrative Support
judith.andreasen@state.or.us
971-673-0355

Elizabeth Gharst
Administrative Support
elizabeth.a.gharst@state.or.us
971-673-0363

Karol Almroth
Operations Coordinator
Supply purchasing, grant awards, special projects, and Title X or CCare policies
karol.l.almroth@state.or.us
971-673-0357

Alison Babich
Provider Liaison
alison.a.babich@state.or.us
971-673-0227

Jean Worley
Fiscal Analyst
Budgets and contracts
jean.g.worley@state.or.us
971-673-1123

Marsha Brantley
Health Educator
Client education strategies and resources
marsha.c.brantley@state.or.us
971-673-0359

Connie Clark
Nurse Consultant
Clinical services, best practices, quality assurance and program policies/protocols
connie.r.clark@state.or.us
541-386-3199 x200 or 971-673-0859

Emily Elman
Policy & Research Analyst
Legislative matters, national and state policies, research and evaluation
emily.l.elman@state.or.us
971-673-0219

Rachel Linz
Research Analyst
Ahlers or other data requests, project/site numbers
rachel.s.linz@state.or.us
971-673-0358

Linda McCaulley
Reproductive Health Nurse Consultant
linda.l.mccaulley@state.or.us
971-673-0362

Lesli Uebel
Quality Improvement Coordinator
Quality improvement, CLAS, social marketing and community outreach
lesli.l.uebel@state.or.us
541-757-5155 pr 971-673-0366

About Us

The Oregon Reproductive Health Program works with over 165 clinics throughout the state to offer free or low-cost reproductive health services and birth control for women, men and teens who need them. This program seeks to reduce unintended pregnancy in Oregon by providing access to the information, services and resources necessary to ensure that all pregnancies are healthy, well-timed and intended.

The Oregon Reproductive Health Program is part of the Adolescent, Genetic and Reproductive Health Section in the Center for Prevention and Health Promotion.

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Our Work
Why We're Here
  • Oregon data shows that 47% of pregnancies are unintended at the time of conception. While many unintended pregnancies result in happy children supported by healthy families, as many as 30% of such pregnancies end in abortion. For unintended pregnancies that are continued, the risks of health problems during pregnancy and infancy, of economic disruption for families, and of a host of other social problems are greater than for pregnancies that are planned.
  • The consequences and costs of unintended pregnancy are not borne by the babies or their families alone. In Oregon, as in the rest of the country, we all pay the price in terms of lower educational achievement for parents and children; increased health care and welfare costs; and a less highly trained and productive work force.
  • The Oregon Health Authority is committed to reducing the incidence of unintended pregnancies in Oregon.
Mission

Promote and protect the sexual and reproductive health of Oregonians by:

  • Assuring statewide access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services;
  • Providing accurate and current information and resources;
  • Developing and supporting effective plans, policies, and projects; and
  • Gathering and evaluating data to assess individual and community health needs
Goals

Provide funding and technical assistance to a network of local reproductive health clinics who deliver:

  • HEALTH SERVICES, including physical exams, cervical and breast cancer screening, pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, dispensing of birth control methods, vasectomies and more.
  • HEALTH EDUCATION AND COUNSELING about reproductive and preventative health concerns including breast/testicular self-examination, birth control, STD/HIV risks, infertility, pregnancy counseling, and domestic violence.

Promote community services, make referrals and linkages to community resources, collect and analyze data, identify gaps in existing services, advocate for reproductive service development, and educate community groups on a broad range of reproductive health topics.

What We Do

Contact Us

Phone:971-673-0355
FAX:971-673-0371
TTY:971-673-0372

Address

Oregon Reproductive Health Program
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 370
Portland, OR 97232

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM