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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

| March 1, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

The 2017 video contest is on!  About the Contest WHAT: A 30-60 second video PSA to increase awareness about problem gambling. Theme: “Have the conversation.” WHO:  Non-professional filmmakers who are residents of Oregon and are under 25 years old. (If you’re under 18, we will need your parent/guardian’s consent.) WHY: Problem gambling is often considered […]

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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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Maria Kalnbach, M.Ed.

| January 8, 2017

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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Emily Buff Bear, MPH, CPS

| January 2, 2017
Emily Buff Bear, MPH, CPS

Community Health Analyst Contact: [email protected]| 541-682-6480 Emily Bear is a certified prevention specialist (CPS) at Lane County, focusing on substance abuse prevention. Emily works with team members in planning and  implementing the Lane County alcohol and drug prevention work plan. She enjoys collaborating with advisory groups and with community partners on issues at the local […]

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Legalized Marijuana Use in Oregon

| November 30, 2016
Legalized Marijuana Use in Oregon

State Laws Oregon Revised Statue (ORS) 475B: Individuals aged 21 or older can legally purchase and possess recreational marijuana. Only Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) licensed retail stores and Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) registered dispensaries may legally sell marijuana to consumers. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is illegal. Driving high will result in being […]

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Julie Hynes, MA, RD, CPS

| November 14, 2016
Julie Hynes, MA, RD, CPS

Sr. Community Health Analyst, Intern Supervisor Contact: [email protected] | 541.682.3928 Twitter:[email protected] Julie has 15 years of experience in addictions prevention and program coordination. Her passions include community education, leadership development, media and public policy. Active on local and national levels, one of Julie’s key functions has been coordinating PreventionLane’s  problem gambling prevention program. Julie is a new member […]

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Join the prevention team – we’re hiring!

| October 4, 2016
Join the prevention team – we’re hiring!

Join the “fun” team! We work hard and have a spirit of play. When available, positions with PreventionLane will be posted here. Currently, there are no openings. Check back again!

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Oregon’s Medical Amnesty Law

| December 2, 2015
Oregon’s Medical Amnesty Law

January 1, 2015, Oregon passed the Medical Amnesty Law (ORS 471.430.10(a)), which protects those who seek medical assistance for themselves or someone else because of alcohol poisoning from receiving a Minor in Possession (MIP) for alcohol. The law does not give immunity for other alcohol or drug offenses, and does not override policies relating to […]

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Marijuana – Interactive Infographic

| May 29, 2015

Parents, now that recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon, there is no better time to start the conversation with your kids about marijuana. Need some help? Check out this interactive infographic for tips & resources. Click and hover below for more information on talking to your child about marijuana. Click here for an all text/printable version […]

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Kelsey Jones

| May 8, 2015
Kelsey Jones

Content & Creative Design Consultant, Oregon Problem Gambling Services Web Designer Kelsey completed her University of Oregon in the Family and Human Services degree, as well as her work and internship with our program, in June 2015. During her year long internship with Lane County Public Health, Kelsey wanted to focus on developing and refining her design […]

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