State Fact Sheets and Infographics are now available from National tobacco Control Program!

National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) State Fact Sheets now available!

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health is pleased to share a new resource — the National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) State Fact Sheets.  The State Fact Sheets are available on CDC’s Smoking & Tobacco Use website at https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/about/osh/program-funding/index.htm .

Click on the interactive U.S. map to access informative fact sheets that illustrate the impact of CDC’s investment in tobacco prevention and control and the burden of tobacco use for each state and the District of Columbia.

Each fact sheet features a universal problem statement, state-specific burden data, current CDC tobacco control funding levels for the state, a section on the state public health response to tobacco use, information about the impact of the Tips From Former Smokers™ campaign in the state, and information describing how state tobacco prevention and control programs reduce healthcare costs.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - CDC's office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) is pleased to announce a new notice of funding opportunity, CDC-RFA OT18-1804:  Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises.  Visit the STLT Gateway to learn more about the purposes of this funding opportunity and expected awardee strategies and activities.  This funding opportunity is a novel approach to emergency response that will allow CDC to expedite funding to qualified organizations to they can provide expert technical assistance and other support to entities engaged in a public health or healthcare crises.  Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. (ET) on March 16, 2018.  CDC will collect responsive proposals from eligible applicants and retain them as "approved but unfunded" until a crises occurs.  CDC will make funding available to relevant organizations once the agency determines the need for a public health emergency response.  If you have questions about this funding opportunity, contact the OSTLTS Partnership Support Unit at OSTLTSCrisisNOFO@cdc.gov

LGBT HealthLink's 2018 E-Summit - Save the Date - Join us for Bacon, Eggs, and Data as the first course to our full workshop menu!  Time and topics to be announced next month!  REGISTER HERE

EVENT -Dialogue for Action® - April 11-13, 2018; Hilton McLean Tysons Corner; McLean, VirginiaDialogue for Action® is an annual national conference that brings a diversity of stakeholders together to discuss the best ways to reinforce cancer screening, prevention, and risk reduction initiatives in their communities.  The Wednesday through Friday schedule is packed with unique opportunities for participants to immerse themselves in engaging presentations facilitated conversations, relationship building, and more.  LEARN MORE

The NW NARCH program, in collaboration with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and the OHSU Prevention Research Center, are offering a new fellowship in cancer prevention and control research.  The training will be offered in conjunction with the last two weeks of the Summer Research Training Institute at the Indian Health Board in Portland, Oregon, June 17-29, 2018.  In addition, fellows will attend a one-week session in the fall of 2018 that is focused on additional topics in cancer prevention and control research among tribal people.  Fellows will work with peer and career mentors to develop and implement cancer control projects, and will be supported to attend professional meetings to present their research findings.  Please feel free to distribute your lists.  For more information, please see the NPAIHB website at http://www.npaihb.org/narch-training or contact Ashley Thomas by email at thomaas@ohsu.edu or by phone at 503-494-2907.

Funding Opportunity - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Policies for Action:  Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health - HERE