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Healthy Directions Coalition

| August 13, 2017
Healthy Directions Coalition

Healthy Directions Coalition Who we are: We are people who live and work in Western Lane County who feel passionate about reducing substance abuse and promoting a healthy community. How does a coalition work? Unlike networks whose members act independently, coalitions bring organizations together to act jointly. Coalitions form to address specific issues or they […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Tobacco Prevention Success in Lane County

| May 19, 2017
Celebrating 20 Years of Tobacco Prevention Success in Lane County

On Friday, May 19, Governor Brown visited Cottage Grove High School to celebrate the Tobacco Prevention & Education Program’s (TPEP) 20th Anniversary.  Upon entering the event, attendees received colorful “Everyday Tobacco Free” bracelets from the Cottage Grove Youth Advisory Council (YAC).  The room was nearly packed to its 96 person fire code capacity, and the […]

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Roger Brubaker

| May 5, 2017
Roger Brubaker

Prevention Team Intern Roger Brubaker is originally from Pennsylvania but has called Oregon home for over ten years. He is currently completing his Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology at Oregon State University. Before coming to the prevention team, Roger worked as a Graduate Teaching Associate at OSU and as a group facilitator in a […]

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Elisabeth Maxwell, PhD

| May 4, 2017
Elisabeth Maxwell, PhD

Elisabeth Maxwell – Sr. Community Health Analyst Contact:  [email protected] | 541.682.3817 Elisabeth is the Alcohol and Drug Prevention Coordinator and the Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Coordinator at PreventionLane. Elisabeth works with her Alcohol and Drug Prevention team members in planning and implementing the Lane County Alcohol and Drug prevention work plan. She enjoys collaborating with advisory groups and with […]

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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

| April 23, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

The 2017 Youth Video Contest Official Results Thank you for your votes! We are excited to announce the top three videos, chosen by YOU! A BIG shout-out to Crow High School advisor Heather Hohnstein. While seven schools and 19 individuals entered the contest, ALL three of these top videos were created by Ms. Hohnstein’s students!! Click […]

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Indoor Clean Air Act Violation – Report a Violation

| April 20, 2017
Indoor Clean Air Act Violation – Report a Violation

Oregon’s Indoor Clean Air Act bans smoking, vaping, or ashtrays: Indoors where people work Public places Within 10 feet of all entrances, exits, ramps to an entrance or exit, windows that open and air-intake vents. To report a violation call 1-866-621-6107 or visit http://healthoregon.org/morefreshair.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits: Sales to […]

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Obesity Prevention Resources

| February 24, 2017
Obesity Prevention Resources

Overweight and obesity together are the second leading cause of preventable death in Oregon. Obesity is a major contributing factor to many chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and mobility problems. Obesity rates in Lane County have followed the national trend of dramatic increases over the past two decades. Over half of […]

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Food Security

| February 15, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food security as “access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.” Food in security is associated with numerous chronic health problems and mental health issues in adults. Poverty and unemployment are predictors of food insecurity. In 2013, Lane County’s food insecurity […]

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Good Options – “GO!”

| January 9, 2017
Good Options – “GO!”

Good Options (GO!) was developed through a collaboration between Prevention Lane at Lane County Public Health and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, to increase access to healthy food within the hospital cafeteria. The collaboration was made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program. Items […]

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Maria Kalnbach, M.Ed.

| January 8, 2017
Maria Kalnbach, M.Ed.

Community Health Analyst Contact: [email protected] | 541.682.8772 Maria, Community Health Analyst on the Prevention Team, coordinates the Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition, which is funded by a Drug Free Communities Grant.  In her position, Maria reaches out and works with community leaders across Eugene and Springfield to build and enhance community collaboration around the effort to reduce substance […]

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