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Sharps Disposal Locations in Lane County

| February 15, 2017

Locations to dispose of sharps disposal containers Below are locations in Lane County for disposing your sharps disposal containers year-round. Looking for locations outside Lane County, Oregon? Click here to search for where to safely dispose of sharps containers throughout the U.S. Eugene HIV Alliance Main Office 1966 Garden Avenue 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri Whitebird 341 E 12th Avenue 9am-10pm, Mon-Fri […]

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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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Obesity Prevention

| February 15, 2017

Definitions Obesity: Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher Body Mass Index (BMI): A measure of an adult’s weight in relation to his or her height Obesity in Lane County Obesity is a risk factor for chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. In Lane County […]

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20th Annual KYCPG Educational and Awareness Conference – Feb. 2017

20th Annual KYCPG Educational and Awareness Conference – Feb. 2017

| February 9, 2017

Welcome, KYCPG Conference Attendees! Hope you have enjoyed the 20th annual KYCPG Educational & Awareness Conference. Special thanks to Mike Stone and the conference committee for putting together such great resources for the entire conference. Please find below some of the material shared at the conference. Our stuff is your stuff! Just keep in mind […]

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Tobacco 21

Tobacco 21

| February 9, 2017

Increasing the sales age of tobacco from 18 to 21 There are many benefits to increasing the sales age of tobacco from 18 to 21, also known as Tobacco 21.  Adolescence is a period of high susceptibility to nicotine addiction.  The younger people are when they start smoking, the more likely they are to become […]

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Effective Prevention – Guest Lecture – Julie Hynes

Effective Prevention – Guest Lecture – Julie Hynes

| February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017 | Guest lecture at LCC – Gene Obersinner Hello to Intro to Human Services students, Thanks for your time, great energy and dialogue today! The complete slide deck is here, and some additional resources that we had during class follows the slides. Feel free to follow up with me at hynes@preventionlane.org or @HynesUO. Thank you for you! Julie  Following are […]

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Prevention TalKS – What’s the Connection with Problem Gambling?

| February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017    More following the presentation today. In the meantime, here are slides! Thanks for all you do!! Prevention TalKS – Kansas – What’s the Connection with Problem Gambling? 

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Super Bowl 51: Keeping it a “safe bet”

Super Bowl 51: Keeping it a “safe bet”

| February 2, 2017

No matter your pick for the 51st Super Bowl, we’ve got tips for keeping your time a safe bet. The Super Bowl and March Madness are the two biggest sports betting events of the year. An estimated $4.7 Billion will be bet in the U.S. on this year’s Super Bowl (legal and illegal — last year’s […]

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Mind Your Mind @ Work Awards 2017

Mind Your Mind @ Work Awards 2017

| January 25, 2017

The month of May is Mind Your Mind Month! This year employers in Lane County will be recognized for the work they are doing to support their employees’ mental wellness. Details at www.mindyourmindproject.org  

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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Video Contest – Rules & Entry

2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Video Contest – Rules & Entry

| January 24, 2017

 Click here to learn more about the contest. 2017 Video Contest Rules: The contest is not open to providers or immediate family members of Oregon Problem Gambling Services, although Problem Gambling Services providers may be consulted in the making of the video. Click here for a list of treatment and prevention providers in Oregon. All entrants must be under […]

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