Health—General & Rehabilitative

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

  • Portland, OR
  • www.ppcw.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Patient Services
  2. Education
  3. Public Affairs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Oregon

PPCW provides health care, education and outreach through 6 sites in Oregon's Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Washington, and Deschutes Counties, and 1 site in Clark County, Washington. In FY16, PPCW health centers served over 72,600 patient visits and of those over 90% were women. Our centralized Call Center manages over 160,000 calls annually, assisting with appointments, health information, and community resource referrals. More than 20% of our overall patient population is from minority communities.

ruling year

1964

President & CEO since 2013

Self-reported

Stacy Cross MBA

Chief Operating Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Adrienne Quintana

Keywords

Self-reported

family planning, pregnancy, mother, reproductive health, birth, reproductive, sexuality, abortion, teen, youth, youth development

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Also Known As

PPCW

EIN

93-6031270

 Number

8166855178

Physical Address

3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97212

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Planning Centers (E42)

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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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 delivers substantial long-term savings to our regional economies and helps young people maintain healthy lives. Currently, PPCW employs 190 FTEs who all work together to ensure the delivering of services to a population that other providers are unwilling or unable to offer: 64% of our patients (36,885) rely on Medicaid. Last year, PPCW provided 39,640 women and girls with contraceptive care, 63,640 tests for STDs and ensured access to safe and legal abortion. While abortion is less than 5% of the services PPCW provides, it is critical.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Patient Services

Not available

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Female Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 2

Education

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

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Adults

Budget

$284,314.00

Program 3

Public Affairs

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.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    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.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    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.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    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.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    PPCW evaluates patient demographics (race/ethnicity, income-level, etc.) and the number of individuals accessing services per year. This data allows PPCW to best allocate our resources to meet the needs of the communities we serve as they change over time. This quantitative and broad collection of data is easily accessed and analyzed through our databases in detailed reports which allow PPCW to respond to evolving needs most efficiently. Qualitative information is collected in comments in patient surveys, collected by email and text/chat services, and through communicating directly with clients. This information continually augments PPCW's knowledge base in meeting the developing needs of the populations served by our sites.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    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.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Oregon

PPCW provides health care, education and outreach through 6 sites in Oregon's Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Washington, and Deschutes Counties, and 1 site in Clark County, Washington. In FY16, PPCW health centers served over 72,600 patient visits and of those over 90% were women. Our centralized Call Center manages over 160,000 calls annually, assisting with appointments, health information, and community resource referrals. More than 20% of our overall patient population is from minority communities.

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Funding Needs

PPCW now has seven Health Centers spanning a geographic area from southwest Washington, through the Portland metropolitan area, south to Salem, and east to Bend. The diverse group of 57,000 individuals who visited us last year found that PPCW is a safe place, it is accessible and patient centered. We are experts in the three pillars of reproductive health care; clinic services, education and advocacy. Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) has been able to advance our provision of health care to new regions, bolster our operations, and make educational inroads - in no small part to the continued vision and generosity of individuals and organizations that have made contributions to our operations and educational programming.

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Financials

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Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

Leadership

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President & CEO

Stacy Cross MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Adrienne Quintana

BIO

Stacy Cross joined PPCW in May 2013. Previously, she served for 11 years as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Montana (PPMT). She directed significant growth at PPMT, creating innovative access points for rural patients and expanding health care services to include transgender care. Prior to Planned Parenthood, Cross served as Executive Director for Big Bend Area Health Education Center in Tallahassee, Florida.

STATEMENT FROM THE President & CEO

"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.

Each year, more than 58,000 women, men and teens visit one of PPCW's seven health centers. We provide a wide range of education programs and health care services, including low-cost birth control, emergency contraception, gynecological exams, breast cancer screenings, cervical cancer detection and treatment, sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment, vasectomy, and pregnancy testing and options counseling. Less than five percent of PPCW services are for early abortion care.
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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Beverly Pearman

Port of Portland

Term: July 2015 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?