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

  • Project Community Connect | June 1, 2018, 10:00 am
  • Project Community Connect | June 2, 2018, N/A
  • RCH Health Fairs | June 27, 2018, 9:00 am
  • Ashland Parade | July 4, 2018, N/A
  • RCH Health Fair | July 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
  • Veteran Benefit | July 28, 2018, 9:00 am
  • RCH Health Fairs | August 8, 2018, 2:00 pm
  • RCH Health Fairs | August 15, 2018, 9:00 am
  • RCH Health Fairs | August 22, 2018, 8:45 am
  • Kids Expo | September 8, 2018, 9:00 am
  • AFSP Out of the Darkness Event / Suicide Walk | September 15, 2018, N/A
  • Fiestas Patrias | September 17, 2018, N/A
  • Talent Harvest Fest | October 6, 2018, N/A
May 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
April 30, 2018 May 1, 2018 May 2, 2018 May 3, 2018

Category: General10:00 am: Ashland's Old-Fashioned 4th of July - Parade

10:00 am: Ashland's Old-Fashioned 4th of July - Parade
May 4, 2018 May 5, 2018

Category: General11:30 am: “No Estamos Solos 2018 Conference” (We are Not Alone)

11:30 am: “No Estamos Solos 2018 Conference” (We are Not Alone)
May 6, 2018
May 7, 2018 May 8, 2018 May 9, 2018 May 10, 2018 May 11, 2018 May 12, 2018

Category: General9:00 am: RV Health Fair

9:00 am: RV Health Fair

Category: General9:00 am: RV Health Fair

9:00 am: RV Health Fair
May 13, 2018
May 14, 2018 May 15, 2018 May 16, 2018 May 17, 2018 May 18, 2018 May 19, 2018 May 20, 2018
May 21, 2018 May 22, 2018 May 23, 2018 May 24, 2018 May 25, 2018 May 26, 2018 May 27, 2018
May 28, 2018 May 29, 2018 May 30, 2018 May 31, 2018 June 1, 2018

Category: General10:00 am: Project Community Connect

10:00 am: Project Community Connect
June 2, 2018

Category: GeneralN/A: Project Community Connect

N/A: Project Community Connect
June 3, 2018

MEET THE BUGS

IMMY – Immunization

RUDY – Lactobacillus Reuteri

PENNY – Penicillin

DOPHI – Lactobacillus Acidophilus

PROBY – Probiotics