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Douglas County Perinatal Task Force


The Douglas County Perinatal Task Force was formed in 2008 to address the problem of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among pregnant women. 


The Perinatal Task Force represents medical providers, drug prevention and treatment providers, judicial system, mental health providers, education, maternal and child health providers, the faith community and others who are working to improve the health of pregnant women and their children.  The Perinatal Task Force meets twice annually under the guidance of Douglas County Public Health.


In April 2009, Douglas County Public Health began implementation of an integrated community health response to substance use during pregnancy -- SART (Screening, Assessing, Referring, and Treatment) for pregnant and potentially pregnant women. SART  was developed by the Children’s Research Triangle in Chicago, Illinois.


Douglas County was chosen as one of the sites in Oregon to to implement this program



Our Vision


All pregnant women and women seeking pregnancy testing will be screened for

substance use (alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs) as a normal part of women’s health care

 throughout the community.  And, all women who screen positive for substance use

will receive an assessment.


How Much Alcohol is Safe? by Ira J. Chasnoff, MD, Children's Research Triangle

Pregnancy: What You Should Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Facts (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Oregon Maternal & Child Health Resources

Children's Research Triangle

The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and the Vulnerable Child

How to Reach Us

Public Health
621 W Madrone
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541-440-3577 or

Toll Free: 800-234-0985
Fax: 541-440-3505
TTY: 541-440-3548