Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

Care. No Matter What.

aka PPCW   |   Portland, OR   |  www.ppcw.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide, promote, and protect access to sexual and reproductive health care.

Since 1963, PPCW has provided a broad range of sexual and reproductive health care, family planning and other medical services; trained and educated community members on issues of sexuality; and advocated for the protection of reproductive rights and freedom in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Ruling year info

1964

President & CEO

Anne Udall PhD

Main address

3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97212 USA

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EIN

93-6031270

NTEE code info

Family Planning Centers (E42)

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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Patient Services

By offering a sliding-fee scale and financial assistance, PPCW serves a significant population that other health care providers cannot or will not serve. We believe that everyone, regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, size, immigration status, or the ability to pay, deserves access to sexual and reproductive health care, and that it is a basic human right. To this end, we provide high-quality, low-cost sexual and reproductive health care services, deliver comprehensive and inclusive sex education, and advocate for the protection of reproductive rights and freedom in Oregon and SW Washington.
PPCW annually provides health care services to more than 46,000 individuals at our seven health centers located from Clark County, WA through the Portland metro area, south to Salem, and east to Bend. Our health center staff are trusted experts in sexual and reproductive health care and are committed to providing confidential, high-quality care in a non-judgmental manner that inspires trust. Our experience and expertise provide patients with care that improves their health outcomes while reducing health care costs for the larger health care continuum.

In order to expand our reach and accommodate more patients, PPCW offers telemedicine, which allows a patient to consult with a PPCW clinician or doctor from any location in Oregon via a secure online video connection through computer or mobile device.

Population(s) Served

Our sexual and reproductive health education programs are a critical element in creating healthy communities, and a fundamental component of our services. PPCW serves as a trusted leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health by delivering effective and evidence-based sexuality education programs in schools, community centers, and places of worship that is culturally sensitive, and in alignment with health education standards. Our highly trained staff and volunteers empower more than 25,000 youth and families every year to develop lifelong, healthy sexual attitudes and behaviors.

In the last year, 1,465 teens participated in one of PPCW’s education programs. With their help, we reached 4,049 students through peer education outreach. Our educators worked in 17 schools across seven school districts in Oregon.

Teen Council is a one-year program for high school students that trains young people to become peer educators and health advocates. Students are trained to present sexuality information to their peers and other members of their communities.

Teen Outreach Program is an evidence-based youth development program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy. Implemented in partnership with schools and community organizations, TOP has demonstrated:

• 53% reduction in the risk of teen pregnancy or fathering a child
• 52% reduction in the risk of school suspension
• 60% reduction in the risk of course failure

Population(s) Served

PPCW’s political arm, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon in tandem with Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, continues to be a powerful advocate for women’s health in Oregon. Planned Parenthood activists and grassroots leaders have been working tirelessly to keep Oregon one of only six states in our nation with no laws restricting a woman’s access to reproductive health care.

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Goals & Strategy

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As an essential safety net provider, PPCW reaches a patient population that is underserved and vulnerable: 61% live below the Federal Poverty Level, 24% are uninsured, and 17% represent communities of color. Seventy-two percent of our patients are between the ages of 18 and 29. In terms of gender, 72% of our patients are women under the age 30, reflecting the trust that young women and teens have in us. We are committed to helping all communities get the health care services and information they need to stay healthy, and PPCW doors are open to everyone.

PPCW provides a safe, accessible space for adolescents, women and families to consider family planning and reproductive goals. With the provision of culturally responsive reproductive health care, PPCW provides the information and means for a very diverse group of individuals to learn about and prepare for contraception, and importantly, choose appropriate contraception (for example, Long-Acting Reversible Contraception or LARCs). The majority of Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations report that, by a large degree, the most expensive aspects of health care are unnecessary emergency room visits, hospital stays, pregnancy, and childbirth.

Health Care Services:
PPCW core services include: pregnancy testing and options counseling, low-cost birth control, emergency contraception, gynecological exams, breast cancer screenings, cervical cancer detection and treatment, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, vasectomy, and abortion.

Collaborations:
Though long-running, it is important to reiterate the place PPCW holds in the provision of reproductive health care in our region. PPCW's medical director is an expert in her field and serves on the faculty at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Our long-standing partnership with OHSU facilitates our participation in important sexual and reproductive health research. In turn, PPCW serves as an educational training center for OHSU nurse practitioners, midwives, medical students, residents and fellows.

Education Programs:
PPCW is working to advance two powerful equalizers: education and contraception. Statistics reveal an alarming rate of sexually transmitted diseases among young people throughout the United States. Nationally, one out of two sexually active young people has an STI by age 25. In Oregon, 48.5% of teens have had sex by 11th grade.

PPCW's peer-to-peer education models promote positive attitudes and views about sexual health and builds teens' confidence and ability to negotiate safer sex. PPCW utilizes a public health approach to implement education programs and conduct outreach that is developmentally and age-appropriate as well as culturally responsive and trauma informed. PPCW's education programs reach more than 14,500 young people and families annually and enroll as many 1,400 students. These proven programs reach into schools and communities where there are pronounced economic, health and educational disparities and not only prepare young people to make safe and healthy decisions, but also encourage them to connect with a provider for the health care they need.

PPCW is making every effort to streamline and tighten its operational costs, including exploring ways to adapt our business model to the dynamic health care landscape. This includes pilot programs like the ones described in this proposal for prenatal care and expanded transgender care. In addition, we have a new Chief Operating Officer who excels at operational oversight and has run health centers across the globe, including in Africa and Nepal. The organization has a robust fundraising program with an ambitious, but informed, plan for growth.

As a safety-net provider PPCW has long been at the forefront of health care service delivery and collaborative efforts. In 2004 PPCW was the first family planning provider in the nation to offer contraception refills online. PPCW provides more pregnancy tests than any other provider in the state, thus in 2015 we developed a pilot Prenatal Program at our Beaverton Health Center in partnership with Legacy Health System. In January 2016 PPCW launched a pilot for expanded services for Transgender Health Care including hormone provision as well as preventative sexual health care services.

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Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

Board of directors
as of 5/12/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kevin Diaz

Compassion & Choices

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

Ashley Thirstrup

Oregon Health Authority

Term: 2019 -

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes