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2015 Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling Conference

2015 Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling Conference

| January 27, 2015

Welcome, Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling Attendees! http://www.kyforward.com/ahead-of-super-bowl-sunday-two-day-conference-will-address-sports-gambling/ Welcome to attendees of the January 29-30, 2015 Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling Conference! Slides will be posted here following the presentations (with clickable links included for references). Keep in mind that these presentations are Creative Commons copyrighted, so please do contact us for materials. We are happy to […]

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The Eugene-Springfield Prevention Coalition Needs YOU!

The Eugene-Springfield Prevention Coalition Needs YOU!

| January 27, 2015

The Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition is recruiting new members!  The coalition is comprised of community members who are passionate about creating the healthiest community we can be. We received a five year federal grant that will help us implement strategies in the community. Our focus is on youth ages 11-17 in Eugene and Springfield and on reducing use […]

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Super Bowl 2015: Keeping it a “safe bet”

Super Bowl 2015: Keeping it a “safe bet”

| January 26, 2015

Sherman or Brady? Fun with Skittles or fun with Gronk? No matter your pick in the 49th Super Bowl, we’ve got tips for keeping your time a safe bet. January 26, 2015 | by Julie Hynes It seems like this year more than most, we’ve had our share of drama-filled, media-snark moments leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. I […]

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‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable

‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable

| January 23, 2015

2015 Iowa Department of Public Health Webinar: ‘App’rehensive: The Blurring Lines of Gaming and Gambling, and Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Welcome to participants of the February 11, 2015 Iowa Department of Public Health webinar.  This presentation will examine the rapidly-shifting world of technology that has outpaced even many experts’ abilities to keep up. From video games […]

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CDC Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity

| January 20, 2015

CDC’s Goal: To recommend a set of obesity prevention strategies and corresponding measurements, or indicators, that local governments can use to plan, implement, and monitor policy and environmental initiatives to prevent obesity. Strategies to Promote the Availability of Affordable Healthy Food & Beverages Increase availability of healthier food and beverage choices in public service venues […]

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National Drug Facts Awareness Week

National Drug Facts Awareness Week

| January 20, 2015

National Drug Facts Awareness Week is January 26-February 1! Drug overdose death rates in the United States have more than tripled since 1990 and have never been higher — and most of these deaths are from prescription drugs (source: CDC).  Deaths from prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the past decade, and according to the Centers […]

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Adverse Childhood Experiences / Trauma

Adverse Childhood Experiences / Trauma

| January 15, 2015

Early childhood experiences have lasting, measurable consequences later in life; therefore, fostering emotional well-being from the earliest stages of life helps build a foundation for overall health and well-being.  National Prevention Council, National Prevention Strategy, 2011.   From results of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, we have learned that traumatic events and experiences that […]

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Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance

Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance

| December 30, 2014

On December 16, 2014, the Lane County Board of Commissioners passed a Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance. Following are frequently asked questions about the ordinance. Frequently Asked Questions: Lane County Tobacco Ordinance 14-17 Q: Does this ordinance apply to my business? A: This ordinance applies to your business if you can answer yes to both of the following […]

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Information on Legal Issues Raised During Public Hearing on the Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance

| December 30, 2014

See also: Lane County Tobacco Retail Licensing Ordinance By Stephen Brown, Lane County Prevention Team, with input from staff at the Public Health Law Center, especially Maureen O’Brien. There were three key legal issues raised: That discounts should not be banned as they are a form of advertising and protected as free speech under the first […]

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Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

| December 21, 2014

Drug and alcohol misuse are a serious problem both nationally and in Lane County. Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug among youth in the United States. People who start drinking before age 15 are 5x more likely to develop abuse or dependence later in life than those who start after age 21. Between 2008-2010 […]

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