151 West 7th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

541-682-3804 FAX

Office Hours
Charnelton Building
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Alicia Hays, Director

Karen Gaffney, Assistant Director

Lisa Nichols,
Assistant Director

Health and Human Services 

"To Promote and Protect the Health and Well Being of all Individuals, Families and Communities of Lane County"


MLK Catering Announces New 2014 Menu
2014 Menu

Local Efforts Aim to Curb Problem Gambling During a Critical Time
03/19/14 - For the first time ever, the U.S. is highlighting the issue of gambling disorders with a Problem Gambling Awareness Month throughout March.  An estimated 2.7 percent of the population of Oregon adults has a gambling problem -- that's about 9,600 adults here in Lane County, or one in every 37 adults. READ MORE...

Enjoy the Superbowl and leave the cooking to MLK Catering
01/24/2014 - Want to make your SuperBowl event unforgettable without the stress and hassle that comes with shopping and preparing food for all those hungry fans? Let the Martin Luther King Jr. Culinary Arts Catering Program provide READ MORE...

01/10/14 - Eugene, Ore - We are recruiting for this position due to the recent planned retirement of our Public Health Manager, Karen Gillette. Karen has served the public’s interest at Lane County Public Health for nearly 40 years, 18 of which were as the Public Health Manager. Her dedication to the division and public health exemplifies the commitment Lane County employees bring to their work and to the community. READ MORE...

Flu Season 2013-2014

01/09/14 - Eugene, Ore - Issue Description: Influenza is caused by a virus spread person-to-person, through the air and on hard surfaces in droplets from sneezes and coughs. Illness from the flu can last for 10 days or more. Symptoms include sore throat, coughing, runny nose, congestion, fever, muscle aches and headache. For some people, the flu can be a very serious, even deadly disease, which could lead to secondary infections such as pneumonia. In Oregon, the influenza season is quickly ramping up and most cases are H1N1. Every flu season is different, and influenza can affect people differently. Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. READ MORE...

Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center Hosts 8th Annual FREE Community Holiday Meal
12/06/13 - Eugene, Ore - Thanks to generous donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals, Lane County Youth Services’ Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center Culinary Arts Program is hosting the 8th annual Community Holiday Meal. READ MORE...

Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center Announces Turkey Dinner Fundraiser
11/19/13 - Eugene, Ore - Lane County Youth Services announced today that the Martin Luther King Jr. Education CENTER’s (MLK Ed Center) Culinary Arts program will be preparing turkey dinner packages for sale to the public. All proceeds will go directly to funding the culinary arts program.

Youth Program Paves the Way for Outdoor Enjoyment
11/18/13 - Lane County, Ore - The Martin Luther King J. (MKL) Horticulture and Community Service program has recently completed several projects which will help area residents and visitors enjoy the beautiful outdoors that make Lane County so great to live in. READ MORE...

Lane County Human Services Offers Emergency Food and Shelter Funding
11/18/13 - Lane County, Ore - Lane County Human Services announced today that Lane County Emergency Food & Shelter Board will be awarded $152,738 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Lane County. Lane County FEMA Board will determine how the funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. READ MORE...

Free Flu Shot Clinic and Town Hall
10/25/2013 - Lane County, Ore - The rate of certain STDs and STIs, Pertussis, Influenza and several other communicable diseases are on the rise in Lane County. This fact, along with the threat of new "drug-resistant" strains, is cause for concern among many public health authorities. READ MORE...

Lane County Celebrates National Drug Take Back Week with Disposal Event
10/23/2013 - Many community members have unwanted prescriptions around the house because they don't know how to safely and securely dispose of them. Unfortunately, unused medications in the home may contribute to prescription drug abuse, particularly in teenagers. The Lane County Sheriff's Office, in collaboration with the US Drug Enforcement Administration, is hosting a National Drug Take Back event  READ MORE... 

Lane County H&HS Marks National Mental Health Awareness Week / 50th Anniversary of Community Mental Health Act with Trainings

10/07/2013 - LANE COUNTY, ORE – In observance of National Mental Health Awareness Week (Oct. 6-12) and the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s signing of the Community Mental Health Act, Lane County Health & Human Services’ Prevention program and Behavioral Health division are taking part in a series of trainings aimed at increasing awareness around the need for mental illness awareness as well providing practical skills to address individual mental health needs. READ MORE...

Lane County Public Health calls MERS Town Hall
08/08/2013 - On Thursday, August 8th from 6-7 p.m., Lane County Public Health, in partnership with the University of Oregon, is holding a town hall meeting in order to inform the community about the current situation of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus READ MORE...



It is the policy of Lane County to serve all individuals who are eligible for its programs without regard to any non-merit factor. Accordingly, Lane County does not tolerate discrimination by its employees when they are serving individuals who are eligible for its programs based on any non-merit factor, including race, national origin, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (physical or mental), age, status as a parent, genetic information, socio-economic status, political affiliation, marital or veteran status.