Lane County Problem Gambling Advisory Committee

| December 19, 2013

pgac-logo-2greenMission:

To reduce the negative effects of problem/disordered gambling in Lane County.

Next meeting: July 1, 2014

Minutes (PDF):

The Problem Gambling Advisory Committee advises Lane County problem gambling prevention staff on gambling-related issues facing Lane County.

Topics include: awareness activities (see: media, youth postersvideos), gambling access issues and policies, and efforts to increase problem gambling awareness throughout Lane County.  Anyone interested in problem gambling-related issues is encouraged to attend.

Chair: Ronda Hatefi | 541.688.7101 | ogao.ronda@gmail.com

Staff Support: Julie Hynes | 541.682.3928 | Julie.Hynes@co.lane.or.us

Meetings: First Tuesday of the month from 3:30 – 5:00pm.
Location: 151 W. 7th Avenue, Room 423 (map/directions/parking)

Goals:

  • Increase community awareness about the effects of problem gambling, and promote awareness that problem gambling is a preventable and treatable public health problem.
  • Reduce gambling behavior among youth by addressing the risk factors that may increase the risk of problem gambling and promoting the protective factors that may minimize the risk of problem gambling.
  • Build and maintain partnerships of individuals, agencies, and community groups to help support community approach to problem gambling prevention.
  • Work to mitigate the harms of gambling by advocating for local and statewide policy changes

Focus Areas:

Currently the committee is accomplishing its goals through focusing on local gambling policies, including social gaming policies. We encourage responsible gambling advertising and limiting gambling access to minors.
The committee is also active in heightening problem gambling awareness to the community through developing public service announcements, organizing Oregon Problem Gambling Awareness Week materials and activities, and development of media advisories and more. Promote awareness of problem gambling as a public health issue, reduce stigma, and promote treatment services in Lane County.

We encourage all interested members of the community to attend.

Staff support and committee facilitation are provided through the Lane County Public Health Prevention Program.

Category: Problem Gambling

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