Toxic Pearl

Book Review! Toxic Pearl: A True Story (by Megan Dunn, Healthy People & Communities Program Director) Continue reading

New Year Resolutions

If you resolved to be healthier in 2019, you’re not alone. NCAP staff and board recently devoted time to strategic planning for a healthy future, and we are ready to hit the ground running! Continue reading

Not A Creature Was Stirring

(By Megan Dunn, Healthy People and Communities Program Director) The poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore may have you thinking about ways to prevent creatures from stirring! And for good reason. Mice are thought to be responsible for 20-25% of house fires. They can damage wires and dwellings and spread disease, so it's important in every season to control rodents in your house, apartment or condo.  Continue reading

Oregon’s Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: Resilience, Grace and Inspiration!

Thanksgiving stories usually overlook the history of the Pacific Northwest tribes. While the memories of turkey and cranberries are still fresh, think for a moment about what happened in the Northwest. Continue reading

Beyond the Jug

(by Sharon Selvaggio, Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director)This blog is the first in a series that will explore new pesticide technologies – and what they mean for your health.   Pesticides are those nasty chemicals that come in jugs at the garden store, right? Not always. Research and development in “plant protection” is resulting in a slew of emerging technologies straight out of science fiction. Merging genetics with biochemistry, the industry is figuring out how to force living things to produce their own pesticides. Continue reading