About the Lane County Public Health Prevention ProgramThe prevention team, August 2014. From left: Stephen Brown, Leah Edelman, Jennifer Jordan, C.A. Baskerville, Michelle Lowery, Mo Young, Julie Hynes, Brian Johnson, Sandy Moses, Jennifer Webster, Lindsey Adkisson, Renee Mulligan, Christy Inskip, Jan Skeie
To lead efforts to plan, promote and create the optimal social and environmental conditions for community health and well-being.
Focus Areas (click on a focus area to learn more)
- Disordered gambling prevention
- Gang prevention
- Health equity
- Mental health promotion
- Parenting & parent education
- Obesity prevention
- Suicide prevention
- Tobacco prevention
- Underage drinking and problem drinking prevention
- Veterans and their families
About Prevention and Why We Need it in Lane County
What We Do
- Data collection and analysis
- Information dissemination
- Facilitate & coordinate community-based processes
- Technical assistance
- Policy analysis and development
- Conduct and develop health improvement plans
- Train and educate
- Social service & healthcare providers
- Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs)
- Law Enforcement
- Youth/young adults
- 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.