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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

Sr. Community Health Analyst Contact:[email protected]| 541.682.3817 Elisabeth Maxwell 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 community partners […]

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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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Report a Potential Tobacco Violation

| April 20, 2017
Report a Potential Tobacco 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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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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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 […]

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