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

| January 23, 2015
‘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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National Drug Facts Awareness Week

| January 20, 2015
National Drug Facts Awareness Week

National Drug Facts Awareness Week is January 26-February 1! Drug overdose death rates in the United States have more than tripled since 1990 and have never been higher — and most of these deaths are from prescription drugs (source: CDC).  Deaths from prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the past decade, and according to the Centers […]

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Adverse Childhood Experiences / Trauma

| January 15, 2015
Adverse Childhood Experiences / Trauma

Early childhood experiences have lasting, measurable consequences later in life; therefore, fostering emotional well-being from the earliest stages of life helps build a foundation for overall health and well-being.  National Prevention Council, National Prevention Strategy, 2011.   From results of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, we have learned that traumatic events and experiences that […]

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Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance

| December 30, 2014
Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance

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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Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

| December 21, 2014
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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Current Conditions in Lane County Youth: Making the Connections with Prevention & Juvenile Justice

| December 19, 2014

Presentation to the Juvenile Justice Subcommittee of the Public Safety Coordinating Council, 12/19/14 [View as PDF] Some Data Sources: Lane County’s Epidemiological Data on Alcohol, Drugs, and Mental Health Oregon Student Wellness Survey – Lane County DHS County Quick Facts Lane County Tobacco Fact Sheet Status of Oregon’s Children County Data Book Vital Statistics: County […]

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Tips for a safe and happy holiday season

| December 5, 2014
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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2014 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

| December 5, 2014
2014 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet So it’s just a lottery ticket, right? What’s the big deal? To answer the question, probably not a whole lot is a big deal. But did you know that 1) It’s illegal to buy Lottery tickets for anyone under 18, 2) kids who start gambling at […]

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8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

| November 29, 2014
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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