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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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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

| February 9, 2017
20th Annual KYCPG Educational and Awareness Conference – Feb. 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

| February 9, 2017
Tobacco 21

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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Super Bowl 51: Keeping it a “safe bet”

| February 2, 2017
Super Bowl 51: Keeping it a “safe bet”

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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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Video Contest – Rules & Entry

| January 24, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Video Contest – Rules & Entry

 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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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

| January 24, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

The 2017 video contest is on!  About the Contest WHAT: A 30-60 second video PSA to increase awareness about problem gambling. Theme: “Have the conversation.” WHO:  Non-professional filmmakers who are residents of Oregon and are under 25 years old. (If you’re under 18, we will need your parent/guardian’s consent.) WHY: Problem gambling is often considered […]

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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month

| January 20, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month — take time to “have the conversation.” Click here for middle school art search information Click here for youth/young adult video contest information More information on 2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month coming soon! (Tag #PGAM in all of your social media posts.) 2016 Problem Gambling Awareness Month: NEW radio […]

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Tobacco Free Parks

| January 20, 2017
Tobacco Free Parks

Why Smoke and Tobacco Free Parks? Many communities in Oregon and across the nation are committed to creating a wholesome environment that creates healthy recreation for children and families. Providing tobacco-free parks is a simple and easy way to promote health and wellness. What are the benefits of tobacco free parks? There are many advantages […]

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