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Oregon Reproductive Health Program


Helene Rimberg
Reproductive Health Program Manager
Judy Andreasen
Administrative Support
Karol Almroth
Program Integrity and Policy Specialist
Supply purchasing; grant awards; program policies/protocols; program audits
Alison Babich
Provider Liaison
Training; provider support and enrollment; project/site numbers; program policies
Carol Easter
Nurse Consultant
Clinical services; best practices; quality assurance; program policies/protocols
Malika Edden
Health Educator
Information and Education Committee; client, provider, and community education strategies; resources and training; program policies
Emily Elman
Policy and Research Analyst
Legislative matters; national, state and program policy analysis; research and evaluation; program policies
Elizabeth Gharst
Community Engagement Specialist
Social media; website; community outreach; partnership development; program policies
Rachel Linz 
Senior Research Analyst
Research and evaluation; Ahlers and other data requests; CCare eligibility database; program policies
Linda McCaulley
Nurse Consultant
Clinical services, best practices, quality assurance; program policies/protocols
Cell: 360-836-6111
Office: 971-673-0362
Lesli Uebel
Systems Development and Policy Specialist
Health equity; quality improvement; communications and social marketing; program policies
Jean Worley
Fiscal Coordinator
Budgets; provider payment processing
Laura Yantz
Research Analyst
CCare eligibility database; Ahlers and other data requests; program policies

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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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.

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

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.

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

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM