Oregon is known for its tall, dense forests and scenic coastline. Less well known are the deserts and prairies that cover the eastern half of the state. Two north-south mountain ranges – the Cascades and the Pacific Coast Range form the boundaries of the fertile Willamette Valley, one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. Oregon is the ninth largest state, covering 97,073 square miles. As of July 2016, Oregon’s population was estimated at 4,093,465.
OREGON GENETICS RESOURCES
Oregon Medical Genetic, Genetic Counseling, and Prenatal Diagnosis Services Oregon
- Oregon Clinical Genetic Evaluation and Genetic Counseling services are provided by several independent centers. Contact information is listed on the Genetic Testing Registry website.
Support Groups and Other Resources for Families
- The Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center is a clearinghouse of information and resources for families of children and youth with genetic conditions. Families can speak with experienced Parent Partners for support and connection to support groups, funding resources, conferences, and much more.
- Newborn Screening Blood Test – Oregon newborns are screened for over 32 metabolic conditions like PKU, hemoglobin conditions like Sickle Cell Disease, and several other disorders.
- Newborn Hearing Screening – Almost all Oregon hospitals screen newborns for hearing loss.
Oregon Public Health Genetics Program
- The Oregon Public Health Genetics Program website has information about Oregon’s genetic privacy and nondiscrimination laws, the State Genetics Plan, and other program activities.
For more information about any of the above genetic services or activities in Oregon, please refer to the links in the menu on the left or contact us.
The project is a cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Children with Special Health Needs Program, Genetic Services Branch.