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

  • Head Start Health Kick-Off @ Central High | July 24, 2018, 8:00 am
  • Head Start Health Kick-Off @ Central High | July 25, 2018, 8:00 am
  • Head Start Health Kick-Off@ Cascade Bingo | July 26, 2018, 8:00 am
  • Veteran Benefit | July 28, 2018, 9:00 am
  • Head Start Health Kick-Off @ Crater High | August 7, 2018, 8:00 am
  • Head Start Health Kick-Off @ Crater High | August 8, 2018, 8:00 am
  • RCH Health Fairs @ TRE | August 8, 2018, 2:00 pm
  • KidsSpree | August 11, 2018, 7:00 am
  • RCH Health Fairs @ Shady Cove | August 15, 2018, 9:00 am
  • RCH Health Fairs @ Hillside | August 22, 2018, 9:00 am
  • Kids Expo | September 8, 2018, 9:00 am
  • AFSP Out of the Darkness Event / Suicide Walk | September 15, 2018, N/A
  • White City Family Fun Day | September 15, 2018, 10:00 am
  • Fiestas Patrias | September 17, 2018, N/A
  • Multicultural Fair | September 29, 2018, 10:00 am
  • Talent Harvest Fest | October 6, 2018, 10:00 am
July 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
June 25, 2018 June 26, 2018 June 27, 2018

Category: General9:00 am: RCH Health Fair

9:00 am: RCH Health Fair

Category: General9:00 am: RCH Health Fairs

9:00 am: RCH Health Fairs
June 28, 2018 June 29, 2018 June 30, 2018 July 1, 2018
July 2, 2018 July 3, 2018 July 4, 2018

Category: General8:00 am: Ashland's Old-Fashioned 4th of July - Parade

8:00 am: Ashland's Old-Fashioned 4th of July - Parade

Category: General9:00 am: Ashland's Old-Fashioned 4th of July - Booth

9:00 am: Ashland's Old-Fashioned 4th of July - Booth
July 5, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 7, 2018 July 8, 2018
July 9, 2018 July 10, 2018 July 11, 2018

Category: General8:00 am: Head Start Health Kick-Off @ Foothills

8:00 am: Head Start Health Kick-Off @ Foothills
July 12, 2018 July 13, 2018 July 14, 2018 July 15, 2018
July 16, 2018 July 17, 2018 July 18, 2018

Category: General2:00 pm: RCH Health Fair

2:00 pm: RCH Health Fair
July 19, 2018 July 20, 2018 July 21, 2018 July 22, 2018
July 23, 2018 July 24, 2018

Category: General8:00 am: Head Start Health Kick-Off @ Central High

8:00 am: Head Start Health Kick-Off @ Central High
July 25, 2018

Category: General8:00 am: Head Start Health Kick-Off @ Central High

8:00 am: Head Start Health Kick-Off @ Central High
July 26, 2018

Category: General8:00 am: Head Start Health Kick-Off@ Cascade Bingo

8:00 am: Head Start Health Kick-Off@ Cascade Bingo
July 27, 2018 July 28, 2018

Category: General9:00 am: Veteran Benefit

9:00 am: Veteran Benefit
July 29, 2018
July 30, 2018 July 31, 2018 August 1, 2018 August 2, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 4, 2018 August 5, 2018

MEET THE BUGS

IMMY – Immunization

RUDY – Lactobacillus Reuteri

PENNY – Penicillin

DOPHI – Lactobacillus Acidophilus

PROBY – Probiotics