The Health Bugs have hit the streets in Southern Oregon

Rogue Community Health is introducing a fleet of 5 new Volkswagen Beetles to educate people on the importance of healthy behaviors, reach patients throughout the valley who experience barriers to accessing healthcare services, and to support organizations, nonprofits and small businesses through direct services.  The Health Bugs will also be at health fairs and community events throughout the region.

The purchase was made possible thanks to a combination of Oregon Health Authority “I’m healthy” grant funding and the generous support of Lithia Volkswagen of Medford.

“I’m healthy! (¡Soy sano! in Spanish) is an Oregon Health Authority grant-funded program that uniquely supports children and teens under the age of 19 who do not qualify for full Oregon Health Plan benefits or Qualified Health Plans.

“The implementation of the ‘Health Bugs’ will allow our patients better access to all of the services provided through Rogue Community Health,” said William North, CEO at Rogue Community Health. “We see it as a way to invest in the health of our community.  We want everyone to Catch the Health Bug through health-promoting activities.”  Each of the bugs were given a name:  “Proby” for probiotics, “Penny” for penicillin, “Immy” for immunization.  “Rudy” for Lactobacillus Reuteri, and his brother “Dophi” Lactobacillus Acidophilus.

Dick Heimann, owner of Lithia Volkswagen of Medford and a long-time supporter of Rogue Community Health says, “I am more than happy to offer support from Lithia to help Rogue Community Health bring more health-related services to southern Oregonians.  Rogue Community Health is an asset to the community.”

The Health Bugs will support people facing financial, geographic and psychological barriers to accessing health care.  Health education, immunizations, screenings, and telehealth visits bring health promotion and disease prevention to the community level and provide ease of access for individuals.

So join us today and Catch the Health Bug!

You can find the Bugs at these upcoming events

June 2019

6/20/2019
RCH Health Fair
3:00pm – 7:00pm @ White Mountain Middle School
View Flyer Here

6/28/2019
RCH Health Fair
9:00Am – 1:00pm @ Table Rock Elementary
View Flyer Here

July 2019

Thursday, July 4th
Ashland’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July

Parade & Booth @ Ashland, Oregon

Tuesday, July 22nd • 9:00am – 5:00pm
Head Start Health Kick-Off

Crater High School
655 North 3rd Street, Central Point

Tuesday, July 23rd • 8:00am – 4:00pm
Head Start Health Kick-Off

Crater High School
655 North 3rd Street, Central Point

Wednesday, July 24th • 9:00am – 2:30pm
Southern Oregon Veteran’s Stand Down and Employment Fair
8495 Crater Lake Hwy, White City

Wednesday, July 31st • 10:00am – 4:00pm
Head Start Health Kick-Off
Real Life Church
2417 Ave. A White City

August 2019

Thursday, August 1st • 10:00am – 5:00pm
Head Start Health Kick-Off

Central High School
815 S Oakdale Ave Medford

Friday, August 2nd • 9:00am – 4:00pm
Head Start Health Kick-Off

Central High School
815 S Oakdale Ave Medford

KidsSpree
@ J.C. Penney

Friday, August 16th • 4:00pm • 7:00pm
Ashland Family Fest

United Methodist Church in Ashland

Rogue Valley Manor Health Fair
Auditorium
1200 Mira Mar Ave
Medford, OR 97504

National Health Center Week
All Sites

EPHS Registration and Orientation
Eagle Point High School (in the Gym)
203 N Platt Ave, Eagle Point, OR 97524

September 2019

Overdose Awareness Event
Pear Blossom Park

Kids Expo
Central High School

Saturday, Spetember 21st • 11:00am
AFSP Out of the Darkness Event / Suicide Walk

The Commons at Pear Blossom Park

Fiestas Patrias
Harry and David Fields

Latino Community Health Resource Fair
Central Medford High School Cafeteria
815 S Oakdale, Medford

Multicultural Fair 
Pear Blossom Park in downtown Medford

October 2019

Talent Harvest Festival
Talent

Rogue Valley Pride Celebration
Lithia Park near the Bandshell on Winburn Way

Sunday, October 20th
Day of the Dead

110 E Main St, Talent OR 97540

Southern Oregon Community Resource Fair
Medford School District Education Center

Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum
RCC/SOU Higher Education Center
101 S. Bartlett Street Room 129

November 2019

Parent Teacher Conferences
Table Rock Elementary

Parent Teacher Conferences
White Mountain Middle

Parent Teacher Conferences
Eagle Point Middle

Parent Teacher Conferences
Eagle Point High

Parent Teacher Conferences
Table Rock Elementary

Parent Teacher Conferences
White Mountain Middle

Parent Teacher Conferences
Eagle Point Middle

Parent Teacher Conferences
Eagle Point High

October 2019

Christmas Tree Lighting
White City

MEET THE BUGS

IMMY – Immunization

RUDY – Lactobacillus Reuteri

PENNY – Penicillin

DOPHI – Lactobacillus Acidophilus

PROBY – Probiotics