Oregon State Resources:
1. State Insurance Commissioner:
The Insurance Division’s consumer advocates respond to thousands of complaints each year from consumers who believe they have been treated unfairly by insurance companies or agents.
2. State Medical Board:
The mission of the Oregon Medical Board is to protect the health, safety, and well being of Oregon citizens by regulating the practice of medicine in a manner that promotes quality care.
3. State Minority Office:
The Advocate is appointed by the Governor and serves as a policy adviser to the Governor on issues related to minority, women and emerging small business.
4. State Nursing Board:
The Oregon State Board of Nursing safeguards the public’s health and well-being by providing guidance for, and regulation of, entry into the profession, nursing education and continuing safe practice.
5. State Midwives Organization:
A licensed direct entry midwife (LDM) supervises the conduct and labor of childbirth, advises the parent as to the progress of childbirth, and renders prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care.
6. Friends of Midwifery:
Oregon Midwifery is a free educational site for birth resources in Oregon as well as other parts of the US.
7. State Healthy Start or Associated Improved Pregnancy Program/Director’s email:
Healthy Start of Oregon is a voluntary home visiting and family support program