Meet Stephen Brown!
Stephen Brown started with the prevention team on August 11.
Stephen comes to Lane County Public Health after eight years as the Tobacco Prevention Program Coordinator for Coos County. He will be helping to implement the SPArC grant tobacco prevention work plan. After being the sole prevention person in a health department, he is excited by the opportunity to be working with a 14 person prevention team. He is looking forward to learning about everyone’s programs and discovering the possibilities for collaborative prevention efforts.
Stephen has lived in Bandon for over 30 years. It will take some time to become re-acclimated to the valley’s weather extremes. Stephen did live in Eugene for a few months about 45 years ago in a motel north of town with his wife, son, dog and cat, before moving to a farm near Monroe where he lived for 3 years. Stephen help raise 5+ now grown wonderful and amazing children and has three grandchildren.
Stephen’s past employment history includes practicing as a Naturopath, running a massage school, and contributing to several books, including Vitamins for Dummies, and the Peterson’s Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs. He feels that public health prevention offers him the greatest opportunity to have a positive impact on community health. He has a special interest in improving the skills needed to influence progressive and meaningful policy change decisions.
Stephen’s personal interests include all things nature, especially birds, wildflowers, and mushrooms, physical fitness, running, hiking, tasty healthy foods, and understanding human behavior through the lens of perspectives such as evolutionary psychology, behavioral neuroscience and social psychology.
Stephen was just featured in the August 9 issue of The World: Tobacco prevention leader ends 8-year battle against Coos County smoking culture.
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