Family Connects Central Oregon
Family Connects Central Oregon provides Public Health Nurse home visits to families in Central Oregon who are welcoming a new baby. A visit is scheduled between birth and your first doctor’s visit and assesses mom and baby health, answers questions you may have and provides connection to resources.
Visits are provided at no cost to families and are a continuation of your medical care.
An Introduction to Family Connects for Families
Family Connects Eligibility
Eligibility: Family Connects is available to families enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan in Deschutes and Jefferson counties and to all families in Crook County – coming soon to Warm Springs tribal residents.
An Introduction to Family Connects for Providers
Meet the Central Oregon Family Connects Team
Joie Stephens, RN, BSN Maternal & Child Health Nurse Team Lead | Experience: Acute Care, Clinical Education
Jennifer Coffman, RN | Experience: PH Nurse
Toni Whitehead, RN, BSN, IBCLC FC Supervisor | Experience: Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), PH Nurse
Megan Barrett, RN, BSN | Experience: Pediatric Nurse, School Nurse, PH Nurse
Holly VanLoo, RN, BSN | Experience: Hospice Nurse, School Nurse, PH Nurse
Erica Moser, CHW Perinatal Care Coordinator | Experience: Perinatal Care Coordination
Theresa Reiter, CHW Perinatal Care Coordinator | Experience: Perinatal Care Coordination
Erin Hoar, CHW Perinatal Care Coordinator | Experience: Perinatal Care Coordination
Ethan Laing, Admin Support | Experience: Admin Support Specialist
Barbara Ibrahim, RN, BSN, IBCLC, IMH-E® FC Supervisor | Experience: Infant Family Specialist, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), School Nurse, PH Nurse
Beth Ann Beamer, RN, BSN | Experience: Labor/Delivery Nurse, Trauma Informed Trainer, PH Nurse
Natalie Chavez, CHW Perinatal Care Educator | Experience: Community Health Worker, Perinatal Care Educator
Early Learning Hub/HDESD
Paola Zorrilla Soto, Community Alignment Specialist | Experience: Outreach Experience with Migrant Population
Brenda Comini, Director