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Welcome to the New and Improved PreventionLane!

| March 22, 2014
Welcome to the New and Improved PreventionLane!

March 2014– We’ve just rolled out our redesigned website. While much of the content is the same, you’ll notice some key changes that should make your experience better: The site is mobile friendly and responsive to any device/browser. All features are available to all users! We’ve added on several sections. Can you name 3 sections we’ve […]

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Community Health Improvement Plan

| March 8, 2014
Community Health Improvement Plan

Working together to create a caring community where all people can live a healthier life.  A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is an action plan that identifies how the community will address key health issues identified by the Community Health Needs Assessment. In collaboration with community partners, this plan is used by Lane County, United […]

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Hookahs

| March 5, 2014
Hookahs

Hookahs, often referred to as water pipes, are used to smoke specially made tobacco (or “shisha”) that is available in a variety of flavors. Hookahs deliver the addictive drug nicotine and are at least as toxic as cigarette smoke. People who smoke hookahs tend to inhale for longer periods of time. This may actually cause […]

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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

| February 28, 2014
Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Current Opening Keep in mind, we do not provide “direct service,” but instead are very involved in systems level work. If you have interest in this, please complete the internship interest form below.  We’re looking forward to hearing from you! We’re sorry, but currently all of our internship and volunteer opportunities are now FULL!  Please […]

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Public Health Policy to Help Reduce Obesity

| February 13, 2014

Given the severity and scope of the problem and quite limited federal, state and local resources committed to address it to date, it is essential to focus limited energy on policy and environmental change to address obesity. Advantages of policy and environmental change to address obesity include: Potential for systemic change in a community’s food […]

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2016 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendar

| February 5, 2014
2016 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendar

2016 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! The calendars feature amazing art from middle school students throughout Oregon. Click here to find out more about the 2016 middle school art search. It’s easy and there are prizes for ALL eligible students, as well as gift cards for highest selected art, and for participating teachers! Need a hard copy […]

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Data & Research

| December 22, 2013

An essential function of the public health system is to provide data and information about the health of residents. Lane County Public Health actively compiles, tracks, and analyzes data on the health of our communities. Data on health and prevention work are increasingly available from a variety of sources. Such data can be used to […]

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How to Help a Smoker Quit

| December 20, 2013

What Can You Do? Support.  Smoking is very addictive.  Most smokers want to quit and they need our empathy and support.  Share information with them. Recognize.  Keep your eyes open; recognize the inequality that exists in our communities.  Learn more from our partners and like-minded organizations. Talk.  If you see something, say something.  What’s for […]

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Quitting Tobacco

| December 20, 2013

People Want to Quit Tobacco The number one thing tobacco users can do to improve their health and extend their lives is to quit smoking.  In Oregon, 80% (or 4 out of 5) of smokers want to quit, and 1 in 2 smokers try to quit every year. Quitting: Oregon Tobacco Quit Line The Quit […]

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Secondhand Smoke

| December 20, 2013

In Oregon, secondhand smoke kills 650 people every year.  And 30,000 children are exposed to secondhand smoke at home each year in Oregon. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Nearly all Oregon adults (96%) say that secondhand smoke is harmful to one’s health, and 90% […]

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