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Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians “Enhancing the Circle of Health” CDC Grant Addresses Culturally Competent Approaches to Diabetes, Tobacco Use in Native Communities
To promote culturally informed care and disease prevention, Western Michigan University (WMU) teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Association for Prevention, Teaching and Research (ATPR), and Tribal and non-Tribal stakeholders in Southwest Michigan to create a curriculum to educate health professionals on Native American culture, history and the impact of historical […]
Tobacco Yes, there is such a thing as thirdhand smoke — and it’s more dangerous than you think
ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE BY Matthew Diebel of USA Today You’re coughing. You’re waving it away. Not only does it smell bad, but you’re also worried it might give you cancer or other lung ailments. It’s secondhand smoke, of course. You’re thinking to yourself, “I’m not silly enough to actually smoke cigarettes and I’m sure enough […]
Tobacco American Indian Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs About Smokeless Tobacco (SLT): A Comparison of Two Focus Group Studies
COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE Article: American Indian Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs About Smokeless Tobacco (SLT): A Comparison of Two Focus Group Studies Journal of Community Health (April 26, 2017, Epub ahead of print). Predominant themes emerged from three major topic areas (SLT use, program development, and recreational SLT use) during the discussions from both sides. COMPLETE […]
Survey Current Tobacco Smoking and Desire to Quit Tobacco Smoking among Students Aged 13-15 Years — Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 61 Countries, 2012 to 2015
Attached find a copy of the following article scheduled to be published this week in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Current Tobacco Smoking and Desire to Quit Tobacco Smoking among Students Aged 13-15 Years — Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 61 Countries, 2012 to 2015 CDC analyzed Global Youth […]
Preventing Chronic Disease Perceptions of Harm to Children Exposed to Secondhand Aerosol From Electronic Vapor Products, Styles Survey, 2015
Today CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing the following tobacco-related article in the May 25th edition of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Perceptions of Harm to Children Exposed to Secondhand Aerosol from Electronic Vapor Products, Styles Survey, 2015 Over 45 percent of U.S. adults believe children’s exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarette products […]
Webinar NNN Webinar – HPV and Oral Care
The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network with Indian Health Service Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and the Indian Health Services Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar series: Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title: HPV and Oral Cancer Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EDT Presenter: Chris Johnson, MA, […]