Prevention/Promotion

healthier-future

School Based Health Services

A certified School Based Health Center is located on the campus of Brookings-Harbor High School, open four days a week throughout the school year. Services offered include primary care, reproductive health, sports physicals, immunizations, and a wide range of mental health services.

Reproductive Health Clinics Family planning services are available throughout the county including pregnancy testing and referrals, women’s health services, and sexually transmitted infection testing and counseling. Services are offered to all clients including no-cost and low-cost options.

Screenwise

Includes breast and cervical cancer exams, diagnostic tests (including mammograms), and referral/follow up case management to uninsured and underinsured adult women.

Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases and Disorders
Public Health nurses and Environmental Health specialists work as a team to respond to reports of communicable disease, animal bites, and food/waterborne disease, coordinate investigations with the State Health and State Lab, and direct treatment provision or referral facilitation as necessary.

Communicable Disease Resources

HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease/Viral Hepatitis

Center for Disease Control

Living Well

Living Well with Chronic Conditions (the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, or CDSMP) is a six-week workshop that provides tools for living a healthy life with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, arthritis, asthma and heart disease.

Through weekly sessions, the workshop provides support for continuing normal daily activities and dealing with the emotions that chronic conditions may bring about.

Chronic Disease Self-Management programs supported by the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Human Services include Tomando Control de su Salud, a Spanish-language, culturally appropriate version, and the Positive Self-Management Program (PSMP), a workshop for people with HIV/AIDS.

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For more information or to sign up for a Living Well workshop, please contact Karin Larsen at (541) 799-4339.

Immunizations
Public Health nurses ensure adequate vaccine supply maintenance to provide vaccinations for children and work with schools to notify parents when exclusion is necessary. They also administer mass immunization clinics for flu and pneumonia.

Tobacco Prevention Education Program
Oregon’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Program funds local tobacco control programs to engage Oregonians in their homes, workplaces, schools, and other public places. These programs are found at county health departments, tribes, schools, and community-based organizations throughout Oregon. They counter tobacco marketing where it matters the most — in the places where people work, play, learn and live.

Oregon’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Program works with diverse partners statewide to:

– Promote smoke-free environments and communities.
– Reduce the influence of tobacco product marketing.
– Encourage tobacco users to quit.

These programs engage communities and challenge them to become healthier by preventing tobacco use, and they have seen real results from their efforts. Local programs statewide are critical to turning the tide of death and disability from tobacco use in Oregon.