National Native Network Newsletter — January 2018

In this issue: Tobacco Companies to Run Court-Ordered Ads Telling the Truth About Their Deadly Products Welcome Monica Martin to CRIHB and National Native Network NNN & IHS HP/DP Webinar Archive — Traditional Tobacco Cervical Health Awareness Resources GPTCHB Sacred Willow Book In a Good Way:  Indigenous Commercial Tobacco Control Practice “Every Try Counts” Introduces […]

Employment Opportunity – Prevention & Policy Coordinator – AICAF

The American Indian Cancer Foundation is seeking a PREVENTION & POLICY COORDINATOR to work across cancer prevention and policy projects to support sustainable strategies that will strengthen American Indian community systems and improve health outcomes. This individual must have interest and experience in the areas of tobacco, physical activity, and/or healthy eating for cancer prevention […]

Employment Opportunity – Research Manager – AICAF

The American Indian Cancer Foundation has an opportunity for an experienced RESEARCHER to lead our national native cancer equity research agenda, along with all aspects of multiple research projects and direct supervision of research staff in achieving program goals with adherence to work plans. The ideal candidate will have extensive community-based public health research experience, […]

Promising Practices to Build Healthy Active Native Communities

VISIT HEALTHY ACTIVE NATIVE COMMUNITIES RESOURCES HERE The Association of American Indian Physicians’ (AAIP) Healthy Active Native Communities project is working toward increasing access to and impact of obesity prevention projects in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Through evidence-based research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Winnable Battles to prevent obesity […]

Monica Martin joins CRIHB and NNN Team

The National Native Network welcomes Monica Martin to our team.  Monica Martin has recently joined our team with the California Rural Indian Health Board as a Health Education Specialist.  Monica will be helping with NNN work along with other CDC grant duties.  Monica comes armed with public health and community level experience and hopes to […]

Need some #MondayMotivation? Join a Running Club for Smokers Who Are Quitting!

FOR FULL COMPLETE BLOG FROM CLICK HERE There are two popular resolutions people make for themselves eery New Year:  quit smoking and get in shape.  If you have decided to quit smoking, you’re already on your way to a healthier life.  If you decided you also want to try getting in shape while you […]

Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults, by Household Income and Education — United States, 2011-2014

COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE Summary What is already known about this topic? Studies have suggested that obesity prevalence varies by income or education, although patterns might differ in high and low income countries. What is added by this report? Analysis of data from the 2011-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) examining the association between […]

Cervical Health Awareness Resources

January is Cervical Health and Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  Great Plains Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (GP-BCCEDP) has created multiple resources to share in order to increase cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination awareness.  Below you will find two HPV information sheets, a social media guide tailored to American Indian/Alaska Native individuals, and […]

Apply to Present in the Community Showcase at the Spring Tobacco Control Institute

What is the Community Showcase? The Community Showcase is a casual poster session being held as part of the Spring Tobacco Control Institute on March 7, 2018.  The goals are to showcase the good tobacco control work being done in South Dakota’s communities, network with and learn from others, and have fun!  A small group […]

Tobacco Companies to Run Court-Ordered Ads Telling the Truth about their Deadly Products

By Stacy Smith – SEARHC December 18, 2017 JUNEAU, Alaska — On November 26, under court order, tobacco companies Phillip Morris USA, Lorillard, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Altria Group began a year-long advertising campaign telling the American people the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke. In 2006, a federal court […]

Upcoming Events

Attending any of these upcoming events? Have other events to share? Let us know! Email us at NNN@ITCMI.ORG to share your event information or to get on our list serve for event updates.


WEBINAR -- "Business or Exploitation?"  Exposure of the tobacco industry's exploitation of individuals with mental health conditions -- Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1 p.m. EST (60 minutes) - Brought to you by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control, and Truth Initiative® -- Presenters:  Margaret Jaco Manecke, MSSW, Project Manager, Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health; Ashley Persie, Senior Brand Marketing Associate, Truth Initiative®; Judith (Jodi) Prochaska, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of medicine, Stanford University -- Webinar Objectives:  1.  Explain why people with mental health conditions (depression and ADHD, for example) and substance use disorders have been historically targeted by the tobacco industry.  2.  State whether adults with mental health conditions and substance use disorders smoke more than adults without those conditions.  3.  Describe the morbidity rates of people with mental health conditions and name specific causes of death that can be attributed to tobacco use.  4.  Explain the impact of the truth® campaign among its target audience.  5.  Describe evidence-based approaches for treating tobacco use and tobacco addiction in persons with co-occurring mental illness.  6.  Describe how you can leverage the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control's tools, resources, and network to combat tobacco use & cancer disparities among individuals with mental illnesses and addictions and network members.  REGISTER HERE | DOWNLOAD FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT HERE

It's About a Billion Lives Symposium -- February 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA - SAVE THE DATE - LEARN MORE

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

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