Oregon Organizations/Agencies

Babies First! Program

Babies First! is Oregon 's public health nurse home visiting program for children from birth to age five at risk for poor health and development outcomes. More than 8,000 high-risk infants receive over 25,000 home visits each year through Oregon 's Babies First! Program.


Cacoon (Community-Based Care Coordination)

CaCoon is a public health care coordination provided by public health nurses with specialized training. This program provides local support in the community to assist families with children and young adults, from birth through age 20, who have special health care needs needs. Nurses help parents find resources, coordinate services, and provide information.

State website: http://www.ohsu.edu/outreach/cdrc/oscshn/community/nursing.html

Lane Co. website: http://www.co.lane.or.us/HHS_PubHlth/LCPH_CaCoon.htm

Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE)

The Oregon Department of Education is the lead agency for the statewide system of early intervention and early childhood special education services for families with children ages birth-to-five who have developmental delays


Lane County is Region VII of the state EI/ECSE system, and services are provided through EC CARES, 299 E. 18 th St. , Eugene


Lane County Prevention Program

Lane County Prevention Program provides staff support to educate, engage, and assist Lane County to address priority substance abuse, problem gambling, and suicide prevention issues through strategic community health promotion initiatives and evidence-based prevention strategies.


State of Oregon Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services - Methamphetamines

Provides resources on help and treatment, links to many national resources on methamphetamine use and treatment



Treatment options for people who are struggling with substance abuse are limited in Oregon, but providers need to be aware that women who are pregnant and who have young children receive priority. The following link is the current Oregon provider directory for Alcohol and Other Drug Services


Project funded by: Children's Bureau, of Health and Human Services. Grant # 90-CB-0154
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