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2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

| January 19, 2018
2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

The 2018 Art Search is on! Young artists wanted for problem gambling awareness calendar All Oregon middle school students are invited to submit artwork that could be chosen to illustrate the 2019 Oregon Health Authority problem gambling awareness calendar. Twelve designs will be selected, one for each month of the year. Entry deadline to us is March […]

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A “Safe Bet” for the 2018 Super Bowl

| January 2, 2018
A “Safe Bet” for the 2018 Super Bowl

The Super Bowl and March Madness are currently 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 (only about 3% of which would be legal under longtime U.S. sports betting laws). For most, a Super Bowl bet is harmless entertainment–it’s a […]

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On Video Games, Loot Boxes & Gambling

| December 7, 2017
On Video Games, Loot Boxes & Gambling

There’s been a lot of recent conversation in the media about a new video game, Star Wars Battlefront II, and its use of “loot boxes” and concerns about gambling (not to mention “pay to win”). Let’s explore the issues & some concerns.  What is a “loot box”? In video games, there are opportunities to purchase […]

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2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars

| November 6, 2017
2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars

2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! 2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! Calendar art was created by middle school students throughout Oregon; one Lane County student’s art is represented this year (Keira from Eugene’s Monroe Middle School, see May 2018)! Calendars are FREE and we ship them free of charge to anyone in […]

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Roger Brubaker, MPH

| October 26, 2017
Roger Brubaker, MPH

Sr. Community Health Analyst Mental Health Promotion/Suicide Prevention Coordinator Contact: Roger.Brubaker@co.lane.or.us | | 541.682.8731 Roger Brubaker is originally from Pennsylvania but has called Oregon home for over ten years. Before coming to the Prevention team, Roger worked as an arborist, taught natural resource science at an alternative high school for at-risk youth, served in the kingdom […]

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Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

| October 4, 2017
Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

Have you heard any of your students talking about fantasy sports, “skins,” or online poker? From phones to laptops to tablets, electronic gaming is more accessible than ever.  Within this world, lines can be pretty blurry between gaming and gambling when someone pays for extra “lives” or bonuses on gaming apps. Most people don’t even […]

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2017 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: The Oregon “Take A Break” Campaign

| September 19, 2017
2017 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: The Oregon “Take A Break” Campaign

Related: Problem Gamblers Awareness Day Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: Organizers encourage Oregonians to “Take A Break” Over 30 Lane County retailers helped encourage community members to “Take A Break”! Here’s Ronda Hatefi with but a few of the retailers receiving Community Champion awards! MISSION The purpose of the “Take a Break” Campaign is to reach out to gamblers and […]

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CATCH: Coordinated Approach To Child Health

| September 16, 2017
CATCH: Coordinated Approach To Child Health

CATCH is a school-wide program that has demonstrated effectiveness in preventing obesity, and providing a foundation for a healthy lifestyle for kids and communities. It is based on the CDC’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model which brings schools, families, and communities together to support youth in developing a healthy lifestyle. Lane County’s Prevention […]

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Healthy Directions Coalition

| August 13, 2017
Healthy Directions Coalition

Healthy Directions Coalition Who we are: We are people who live and work in Western Lane County who feel passionate about reducing substance abuse and promoting a healthy community. How does a coalition work? Unlike networks whose members act independently, coalitions bring organizations together to act jointly. Coalitions form to address specific issues or they […]

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Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition

| August 11, 2017
Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition

Who we are The Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition is a group of community partners working to proactively address substance abuse in Eugene and Springfield. We do this through: The promotion of positive norms and community standards Healthy youth and family development Advocacy and education The ESPC is focused on reducing alcohol, marijuana and other drug use […]

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