Problem Drinking Prevention

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Drug and alcohol misuse are a serious problem both nationally and in Lane County. Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug among youth in the United States. People who start drinking before age 15 are 5x more likely to develop abuse or dependence later in life than those who start after age 21. Between 2008-2010 […]

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Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention Trainings

Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention Trainings

Featured Event Making Connections:  Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences November 4-6, 2014  | Eugene, OR Conference goals: Increase understanding about mental wellness: the connection to our overall health Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): the cutting-edge research, impacts on adult health, and effective strategies to reduce ACEs Reflect on our work Apply […]

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Problem Gambling Prevention

‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable

‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable

2015 Iowa Department of Public Health Webinar: ‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Welcome to participants of the February 11, 2015 Iowa Department of Public Health webinar.  This presentation will examine the rapidly-shifting world of technology that has outpaced even many experts’ abilities to keep up. From video games […]

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Mental Health Promotion

Making Connections: Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences

Making Connections: Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences

November 4-6, 2014 | Eugene, OR Thank you for joining us!! Conference presentations from participating presenters will be made available on the Connections Conference website soon. Check out the new Mind Your Mind Project and video as unveiled at the conference: Keynote Speakers Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, ACE Interface, LLC; ACE Study—Co-Founder and Co-Principal […]

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Other Drug Prevention

8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

There are concerns about the side effects of inhaling pure nicotine, but this has yet to have been adequately studied, and is currently unknown. E-cigarettes contain as much nicotine as a regular cigarette, if not more. The amount of nicotine delivered depends on the content of the liquid nicotine cartridge. There are many different cartridges […]

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Healthy Families

Tips for a safe and happy holiday season

Tips for a safe and happy holiday season

Tips to Help Enjoy a Safe & Happy Holiday Season While intended to be “merry and bright,” the holidays can be a stressful time for many of us. Check out the tips below to help enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. Know someone who is depressed or suicidal? Get resources here. Life-Saving Tips for […]

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Other Recent Posts

CDC Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity

| January 20, 2015

CDC’s Goal: To recommend a set of obesity prevention strategies and corresponding measurements, or indicators, that local governments can use to plan, implement, and monitor policy and environmental initiatives to prevent obesity. Strategies to Promote the Availability of Affordable Healthy Food & Beverages Increase availability of healthier food and beverage choices in public service venues […]

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Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance

Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance

| December 30, 2014

On December 16, 2014, the Lane County Board of Commissioners passed a Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance. Following are frequently asked questions about the ordinance. Frequently Asked Questions: Lane County Tobacco Ordinance 14-17 Q: Does this ordinance apply to my business? A: This ordinance applies to your business if you can answer yes to both of the following […]

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Information on Legal Issues Raised During Public Hearing on the Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance

| December 30, 2014

See also: Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance By Stephen Brown, Lane County Prevention Team, with input from staff at the Public Health Law Center, especially Maureen O’Brien. There were three key legal issues raised: That discounts should not be banned as they are a form of advertising and protected as free speech under the first […]

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