Make Stewardship and Safety a Habit

For the 2019 Deschutes River floating season, the Enjoy Protect Respect committee is asking you to follow this mantra: “make river stewardship a habit and lead by example”. Even if you aren’t someone who physically enters the river, you can still help clean the areas...

Legislative Testimony in Salem

In March, 2019 Deschutes County Health Services staff submitted both written and verbal testimony opposing Senate Bill 639 and House Bill 2233. Senate Bill 639, if approved, will provide for regulation by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) of consumption and...

Local Advocacy Training Equips Locals

In March 2019, about 30 community members and Deschutes County staff learned strategies to advocate successfully for health-related policy. The training used examples from tobacco prevention policies such as the Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act and Tobacco Retail...

Deschutes County Youth Committee Launches

The Deschutes County Youth Committee launched in December 2018 with the goal to actively engage high school youth in substance use prevention in their community and specifically among their peers. The group encompasses eight Bend and Redmond youth from a mix of...

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