About the Lane County Public Health Prevention Program
Health happens where we live, learn, work, and play. Lane County’s Prevention staff looks at what is healthy; then works to promote changes that will improve our health, both mentally and physically.
We define Prevention as the active process of improving health and well-being of people by reducing risk factors and promoting protective factors.
To lead efforts to plan, promote and create the optimal social and environmental conditions for community health and well-being.
Issues We Work OnDownload our program fact sheet
About Prevention and Why We Need it in Lane County
What We Do
- Collect and analyze data
- Share information
- Facilitate community involvement
- Provide technical assistance
- Analyze and develop health policies
- Develop community health improvement plans
- Train and educate
- Respect: We believe in respecting ourselves, each other and our community.
- Team Work: We believe in working collaboratively and learning from each other.
- Long-term change: We believe that prevention is integral to health transformation and long-term change.
- Community: We believe in engaging the community and supporting diverse community participation.
- Community Health: We believe an individual’s health encompasses a person’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being; the health of the individual is tied to the health of the community; and improving health requires changes in the social and physical environment in addition to individual behavior.
- Public Health Science/Data: We believe in using public health and prevention science, data and evidence.
- Integrity: We believe we have a responsibility to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and accountability.
- Connection: We believe “it’s all connected.”
- Equity: We believe it is our responsibility and our role to change the conditions that drive inequities in our community.
- Fun: We believe a fun working environment is a productive and healthy work environment.