Looking for ways to make a positive impact through volunteering? Our Human Services Division is currently looking for volunteers for the Point In Time Homeless Street Count. See below for more information!
Join us for the 12th Annual Lane County Youth Services Holiday Meal this Wednesday, December 13th from 11am-2pm in the Carmichael Room on the Youth Services Campus (2727 MLK Blvd)! The meal is free to all community members and no RSVP is required!
We are proud to serve the many people who served our country in the armed services! Every day is Veterans Day at Lane County Veterans Services!
The CDC estimated that in 2016-2017 the flu vaccine prevented 86,000 hospitalizations, 5.4 million flu-related illnesses and 2.7 million flu-related doctor visits. The flu shot works; it's time for you to get vaccinated.
Flu season is here! For the first time, the CDC has made the recommendation that people get the flu shot before the end of October. Receiving your shot early can not only prevent getting the flu but can help reduce the severity of the flu should you still get it AND help protect our community! We also remind people this time of the year to be especially careful to properly wash their hands, cough into their arm and not their hand, AND dispose of used tissue in a garbage can.
Protect yourself. Protect your family. Protect your community!
A shift in winds has brought smoke from area wildfires back into Lane County. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) has issued an air quality advisory from Friday, September 15, 9 AM through Sunday, September 17, 6 PM. You can check current conditions at LRAPA.org (updated hourly). Visit http://www.lanecounty.org/publichealth for a list of indoor, air-conditioned facilities organized by communities where residents can go during the day to minimize exposure to unhealthy and hazardous air as well as read our latest information about staying healthy during periods of poor air quality, including advice about mask use.
We are proud to serve the many veterans who have served our country through our Veterans Services program! Shannon Johnson is one of our Veterans Services officers who goes above and beyond to make that happen. We are fortunate he is part of our Lane County family and elated that KMTR NBC 16 showcased his service!
Important information for our community members in the Upper Mckenzie.
EVACUATION UPDATE: The following evacuation alerts are in place:
Upgraded to Level 3, “Go”, evacuate now for to include the area to the east of the junction of ...Hwy 242 and Hwy 126, including Belknap Hot Springs, Camp Yale, Paradise Campground, and Frissell Campground. Level 3 means go now, do not wait. The recommended route is McKenzie Hwy (Hwy 126) westbound.
Upgraded to Level 2, “Be Set” to evacuate for residents and visitors in the McKenzie Valley between milepost 49-53 on Hwy 126 east have been upgraded to a Level 2, “Be Set” evacuation notice. Residents who can evacuate now are encouraged to do so.
Level 1 Evacuation Advisory Issued for zones 3 and 4 remain unchanged and in effect.
Please continue to monitor this site for the authoritative source of information on this emerging situation.
Lane County has set up a public phone line to answer inquiries regarding current evacuation levels in the McKenzie Bridge area. The public phone line is 541-682-3977.
A reminder from Lane County Public Health on how to stay safe in the heat and smoke this holiday weekend!
According to the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, today's air quality has moved into the red or "unhealthy" zone. Everyone should avoid strenuous outdoor activity at this level but especially the very young, very old and individuals with lung conditions like asthma, emphysema or even extreme allergies.
Log on to LRAPA's website for more info and to stay up-to-date on your area's air quality!
Hot weather is here! With temperatures forecasted to be in the triple digits this week, Lane County Public Health is reminding everyone to stay hydrated, stay cool and stay informed!
Click here for helpful tips on beating the heat and a list of designated, free cooling stations in Lane County:...
Thank you KMTR NBC 16 for recognizing our Delta Oaks Community Health Centers of Lane County staff member, Candi Ellis as part of their Acts Of Kindness series!
Candi was recognized for her kindness, compassion, and willingness to go the extra mile for patients. Thanks to Candi and all of the staff for their part in serving the 30,000 + patients the CHC sees every year!
Lane County has been nationally recognized for its efforts to improve grade-level reading! This is good news for everyone in Lane County! Thank you United Way of Lane County and all the community partners who are investing in our children.
Read the The Register-Guard article here: