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Changing the Way We Think About Addictions and Youth | Focus on the Future 2017

| April 28, 2017

Welcome! Thanks for being a part of the 2017 Focus on the Future – TOGETHER! Conference in Olympia. Following is a PORTION of the discussion from Julie Hynes, Cam Adair and Roger Fernandes’ panel, “Changing the Way We Think About Addictions and Youth.” We hope you find the materials here useful and relevant to your work. Questions? […]

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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

| April 23, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

The 2017 Youth Video Contest Official Results Thank you for your votes! We are excited to announce the top three videos, chosen by YOU! A BIG shout-out to Crow High School advisor Heather Hohnstein. While seven schools and individuals entered the contest, ALL three of these top videos were created by Ms. Hohnstein’s students!! YOUR TOP […]

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Report a Potential Tobacco Violation

| April 20, 2017
Report a Potential Tobacco Violation

Oregon’s Indoor Clean Air Act bans smoking, vaping, or ashtrays: Indoors where people work Public places Within 10 feet of all entrances, exits, ramps to an entrance or exit, windows that open and air-intake vents. To report a violation call 1-866-621-6107 or visit http://healthoregon.org/morefreshair.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits: Sales to […]

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Growing App-etites: Emerging Gaming/Gambling Trends, Connections & Concerns – April 28, 2017 Training | Burlington, VT

| March 29, 2017
Growing App-etites: Emerging Gaming/Gambling Trends, Connections & Concerns – April 28, 2017 Training | Burlington, VT

Welcome! Thanks for being a part of the 2017 training, “Growing App-etites: Emerging Gaming/Gambling Trends, Connections & Concerns.” We hope you find the materials here useful and relevant to your work. Questions? Feel free to touch base with Julie Hynes ([email protected]). Slide Deck – Hynes The slide deck is below: Resources: www.gamequitters.com |  GameQuitters YouTube channel Facts […]

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Maine Annual Conference on Gambling Awareness | March 13, 2017

| March 12, 2017
Maine Annual Conference on Gambling Awareness | March 13, 2017

Welcome! Thanks for being a part of the 2017 Maine Conference on Gambling Awareness. We hope you find the materials here useful and relevant to your work. Questions? Feel free to touch base with Julie Hynes ([email protected]). Slide Deck (PDF) Supplemental Resources: Facts for parents on online gaming, fantasy sports and gambling Our new infographic on […]

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Infographic for Parents on Online Gaming and Gambling

| March 11, 2017

Technically, a person needs to be 18 years of age to gamble online.  Yet teens can and do play online for money. Why should we care? Also see: Facts for Parents on Electronic Gaming & Gambling  

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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month

| February 26, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March was Problem Gambling Awareness Month, but it’s never too late to “Have the Conversation!” Click here for middle school art search information Click here for youth/young adult video contest information Check out our infographic, and feel free to share. Below you’ll find an infographic on problem gambling issues in 2017. Feel free to share! Just […]

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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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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

| February 18, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

The 2017 Art / Poster Search is ON! We are excited to announce the 14th annual Problem Gambling Awareness Art/Poster Search. Who makes these posters? Middle schoolers all around Oregon. Why should I make a poster? Out of wanting to help others, of course! Aside from that: we have prizes! In Lane County, EVERY middle schooler […]

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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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