March of Dimes is advocating for a birth anomaly (aka: birth defect) registry and we sure could use your support.
The Oregon House Health Care Committee will be hearing HB 2236 this Friday; and we’d love your help in calling the committee members to let them know how important this bill is.
Oregon is 1 of only 4 states in the nation that has never had a birth anomaly registry in place. This registry would help Oregon by:
- monitoring trends and clusters of birth anomalies
- identifying what birth anomalies are occurring in the state and where they are occurring
- allowing the state to initiate prevention programs related to preventable birth anomalies and evaluate if the prevention programs are working
- helping in planning where and what types of services will be needed for families affected by these conditions
You can help by calling or emailing on or before this Thursday one or more of the committee members below and voicing your support for HB 2236, the Birth Anomaly Registry Bill.
Mitch Greenlick: firstname.lastname@example.org
NW Portland, Northern Washington County
Jim Thompson: email@example.com
Dallas, Halsey, Jefferson
Ben Cannon: firstname.lastname@example.org
SE Portland and NE Portland, Mt. Tabor, Laurelhurst, Foster-Powell
Bill Kennemer: email@example.com
Margaret Doherty: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tigard, King City, SW Portland
Val Hoyle: email@example.com
West Eugene, Junction City
Julie Parish: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tualatin and West Linn
Jim Weidner: email@example.com
Have any questions or want more information first? Contact our Programs and Public Affairs Director for the Greater Oregon Chapter, Joanne Rogovoy at 503.222.9434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for helping us get to the day when all babies will be born healthy!
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