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

  • Health Fair | May 29, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Health Fair | June 20, 2019, 3:00 pm
  • Health Fair | June 28, 2019, 9:00 am
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MEET THE BUGS

IMMY – Immunization

RUDY – Lactobacillus Reuteri

PENNY – Penicillin

DOPHI – Lactobacillus Acidophilus

PROBY – Probiotics