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

September 2019

Saturday, September 7th • 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Overdose Awareness Event
Pear Blossom Park

Sunday, September 15th • 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Fiestas Patrias

Harry and David Field
2929 S Pacific Hwy, Medford, Oregon 97501

Saturday, September 21st • 10:00am – 4:00pm
Talent Harvest Festival

Talent, Oregon

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

The Commons at Pear Blossom Park

Saturday, September 28 • 10:00am – 4:00pm
Multicultural Fair 

Pear Blossom Park in downtown Medford

October 2019

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