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nnn September 2017 National Native Network Newsletter
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER In this month’s NNN Newsletter: Benefits of a Commercial Smoke Free Facility Funding Opportunity: 2017 Commercial Tobacco-Free College Program – from Truth Initiative Recent Webinar Archives AICTP Crushes Enrollment Goal with 193 for 2017 Tobacco: Honoring our Traditions and our Health Published Articles and Research Funding Opportunities Upcoming Events CLICK […]
Smoke Free Benefits of a Commercial Smoke Free Policy
Tribes have a sovereign right to determine the health of their own people. To adopt and implement a commercial smoke free policy to protect children and elders from the dangers of commercial secondhand smoke is an exercise of that sovereignty. A policy also helps state the Tribe’s position on commercial tobacco and commercial secondhand smoke […]
Truth Initiative 2017 Commercial Tobacco-Free College Program – Funding Available
In the fight to curb commercial tobacco use in the U.S., college campuses have emerged as a critical battleground. That’s because virtually all smokers — 99 percent — start smoking before turning 26 years old. Community colleges and minority-serving academic institutions, including trial colleges, are especially important because they tend to serve students who are […]
Webinar NNN & IHS HP/DP Webinar – Dine’ Food System Movement
The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network with Indian Health Service Health Promotion & Disease Prevention present a webinar series: Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title: Dine Food Access Collaborative Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EDT ARCHIVE: DOWNLOAD PDF SLIDES HERE Presenter: Gloria Begay, Community Advocate and Educator Learning […]
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: Michigan Tribal Food Access Collaborative Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EDT Presenter: Michelle […]
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In each edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) produces a feature called QuickStats. The purpose of QuickStats is to briefly highlight data from NCHS data collection programs in a single figure. This week, QuickStats highlights the percentage of U.S. adults who had ever used an e-cigarette […]