715 NW Dimmick Street Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone: (541) 474-5325 Fax: (541) 474-5353 Contact: Diane Hoover, PhD, FACHE Email: Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Mon-Th (Closed 12-12:30 for lunch), and Closed Fridays, WIC 8:00-5:15M-Th (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:00pm), Closed Fridays PUBLIC HEALTH CAN BE REACHED 24/7 AT 541-474-5325
Josephine County Public Health
Josephine County Divisions of Health, Environmental Health, and Animal Protection & Regulation will provide leadership for quality public health services consistent with laws, available resources, and community support through:
Prevention of disease
Promotion and protection of the community and the environment
We will apply our collective skills and experience to coordinate all available health services and assess community health needs.
We will strive to accomplish our mission in a professional, dedicated, sensitive and effective manner.
Did you know that just one year after quitting smoking, risks of coronary heart disease are reduced by 50 percent?
Josephine County residents- If you have been thinking about quitting, now is the best time. AllCare Health and Primary Health are working together to provide free cessation classes to anyone in the community interested in quitting tobacco.
Classes with Joy started June 8th, but it's not too late to join. Here are the details: Meetings will be held at Options for Southern Oregon at 1215 SW G Street in Grants Pass. The dates are June 22nd, 26th, 29th, July 3rd, 6th, 10th and 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call AllCare Health to register at (541) 471-4106.
Benefits of quitting smoking:
20 minutes after quitting, your blood pressure and heart rate recover from the cigarette-induced spike
12 hours of smoke-free living lowers the carbon monoxide levels in your blood to normal levels
2 weeks to three months of smoke-free living greatly improves your circulation and lung function
1 week to nine months of smoke-free living lets you breathe deeper and more clearly
1 year after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease is reduced by 50%
5 years after quitting, your risk of a stroke is similar to that of a nonsmoker