A new worry for smokers’ families: ‘thirdhand smoke’

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Carmen Rodriguez of KHOU.com HERE Michael Miller, 44, does what most smokers do to protect his sons and daughter from the fumes of his Marlboro Ultra Lights.  He takes it outside. After his 7 a.m. coffee, he walks out of his home in Cincinnati to smoke his first cigarette of the day. […]

CVS teams with Truth Initiative to stamp out tobacco use at college campuses

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Brian Berk of Drug Store News HERE The CVS Health Foundation is teaming up with the Truth Initiative to work with students and administrators of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and community colleges across the country to advocate for, adopt and implement 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. According to CVS, […]

National Native Network Webinar: AICTP Updates

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network and the Indian Health Services Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar series:  Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title:  American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program Updates Date:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EDT REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2031635086453490691 Presenter:  Hilary Baca, Client Relationship Manager, Health Initiatives, […]

Quit Methods Used by US Adult Cigarette Smokers, 2014-2016

Three out of every four U.S. adult cigarette smokers who tried to quit in the past three months used multiple quit methods during their most recent quit attempt.  The three most commonly used methods for trying to quit were giving up cigarettes all at once, or “cold turkey,” reducing the number of cigarettes they smoked, […]

USCS Cancer Data Visualization site from CDC

NEW RESOURCE HERE The Cancer Surveillance Branch is pleased to announce the release of new application:  United States Cancer Statistics:  Data Visualizations.  A user-friendly product that allows caner surveillance data to be directly and more easily accessible by public and cancer control planners.  The United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) Data Visualization tool displays a subset […]

Call for Abstracts: 10th Annual Conference Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: Strength through Tradition and Science

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS:  Friday, April 14, 2017 COURSE DESCRIPTION Strength through Tradition and Science, builds upon our nine previous “Changing Cancer Patterns in Native Communities,” National Conferences and will be held September 21-24, 2017 in Niagra Falls, New York.  All who work with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) community-based health promotion and disease prevention are welcome […]

Women smokers 13 times more likely to have a major heart attack than non-smoking peers

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM MedicalXpress.com HERE Women smokers under the age of 50 are nearly 13 times more likely to suffer a major heart attack than non-smokers even if they are fit and healthy, according to new research led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. New research, presented by cardiologists from the South Yorkshire Cardiothoracic […]

Gone Too Soon

Dear Aileen, I can’t believe that it has been 13 years since you passed after a two and a half years fight against colorectal cancer.  you were so strong and so positive through all the poking, prodding, and chemo treatments.  I wish you had gotten checked earlier so that maybe your cancer wouldn’t have taken […]

American Indian Cancer Foundation to host Powwow for Hope on May 6, 2017

American Indian Cancer Foundation to host Powwow for Hope, the nation’s only known cancer awareness powwow, on May 6, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS — The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) will host its sixth annual Powwow for Hope:  Dancing for Life, Love & Hope on May 6, 2017 at the Base Camp facility at Fort Snelling.  Powwow […]

1 in 4 youths exposed to secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes, study shows

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM The Washington Post BY Jia Naqvi HERE One in four middle school and high school students report that they have been exposed to secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, according to a new study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The finding translates to about […]
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Rural Cancer Control:  Challenges & Opportunities May 4-5, 2017 Memphis, TN The University of Memphis and FedEx Institute of Technology are hosting a research meeting on Rural Cancer Control: Challenges & Opportunities May 4-5, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. The meeting will bring together a community of researchers to identify promising advances in cancer control research that will address cancer disparities in rural areas. The purpose is to define opportunities for future rural cancer control research that can be translated to effective interventions leading to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer that address unique rural barriers. Registration is free. For more information, go to: https://emsreg.memphis.edu/ruralcancercontrolmeeting.

EVENT - 6th Annual Powwow for Hope:  Dancing for Life, Love & Hope - Presented by American Indian Cancer Foundation - May 6, 2017 - Base Camp Facility - 201 Bloomington Road, Minneapolis, MN 55111 (Near Fort Snelling off of Highway 62 and Highway 55 on the Blue Line Light Rail Transit) - Silent Auction will be held 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. local time.  Free admission.  Open to the public.  No honorariums and no vendors.  Tables are reserved for teams and sponsors.  Proceeds benefit the American Indian Cancer Foundation.  All drums and dancers invited!  Seeking volunteers, sponsors and teams.  Powwow for Hope is a community fundraising event.  Teams are already fundraising!  Give today at PowwowforHope.causevox.com | PowwowforHope.org | powwow@aicaf.org | 612-314-4848 | FLIER WITH FULL SCHEDULE HERE

Innovative Approaches to Tobacco Control:  Tackling Tobacco as a Social Justice Issue - Monday, May 15, 2017, 4 p.m. EDT - REGISTER AND MORE INFORMATION HERE

No Need for Alternative Facts:  Using SOGI Data to Make Us Count - Monday, May 15, 2017, 2 p.m. EDT - REGISTER AND MORE INFO HERE

LGBTQ as Consumers of Health Care Panel - Experiences of Equity, Discrimination, and Advocacy - Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12 p.m. EDT - REGISTER AND MORE INFORMATION HERE

Building on What We Know:  Addressing LGBT Cancer Disparities - Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 2 p.m. EDT - REGISTER AND LEARN MORE HERE

Trans Health Overview:  Language and US Trans Survey Highlights - Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 4 p.m. EDT - REGISTER AND LEARN MORE HERE

37th Annual Traditional Indian Health Gathering - Chasing Away the Darkness:  Restoring Light to our Sacred Ways - May 19-21, 2017 - Learn More

NATIONAL NATIVE NETWORK WEBINAR SERIES CANCER RISK REDUCTION IN INDIAN COUNTRY:  "Tribal BRFSS Toolkit Presentation" - Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT - Presented by Cathy Edgerly, Program Manager, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. - LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

EVENT - Cooking for Beginners - Presented by UP4Health - April 20 - May 25, 2017 - Every Thursday 1 - 3 p.m. EDT - Chi Mukwa Arena, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan - Join us for FREE cooking classes led by Sault Tribe Registered Dietitians (RDs).  We will explore basic cooking skills, easy healthy dishes, and traditional foods.  Space is limited, register today!  Participants do not need to attend all 6 classes - each class will be different.  To register, contact Heather Hemming at 906-632-5210.  FULL SCHEDULE AND DETAILS HERE

May is Asthma Awareness Month.  The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, coordinated by the NHLBI, encourages clinicians and others to focus on identifying allergens and irritants that can lead to asthma attacks.  Such triggers are unique to each person, but can include tobacco smoke, outdoor air pollution, dust mites, pet dander and more.  Learn more about asthma and how you can raise awareness in your community.

SAVE THE DATE - National Indian Health Board:  8th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit - June 6-8, 2016 - Anchorage, Alaska - Locally Hosted by Alaska Native Health Board - Summit Highlights:  (1) A New Summit Track:  Environmental Health!  (2) Tribal Public Health Accreditation Readiness (3) Health Impact Assessment Training (4) The First Opportunity to Discuss the New Administration's Public Health Policies - More Information Coming Soon

Native American Cancer Research Corporation (NACR) presents Native Patient Navigation Quarterly Trainings | June 14-16, 2017 | Registration Deadline May 14, 2017 | Full details HERE

National Native Network Webinar Series Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country:  American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program Updates - Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT - We will be going over general information on National Jewish Health and the Michigan Tobacco Quit line, along with an update on how the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program is going.  This will also include some preliminary data on utilization and demographics.  For free culturally appropriate commercial tobacco cessation coaching, call 1-855-372-0037.  More details to be announced soon.  MORE INFORMATION HERE

Funding Opportunity - The Patient-Centered Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Tier A projects through their Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.  This program supports the development of research ideas and proposals designed by partnerships of patients, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders.  The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is Thursday, April 20.  The purpose of the Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) Awards program is to help people form new collaborations with the goal of developing proposals for research with sound scientific rigor and robust patient engagement.  We are interested in research teams that include patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders, as well as researchers.  KEY INFORMATION:  1. Letter of Intent deadline: April 20, 2017, 2. Application deadline: June 30, 2017, 3. Funding announcement: Pipeline to Proposal Awards Tier A Pre-Engagement/Community Projects, 4. PCORI provides up to $50,000 over the project term, which can last up to 12 months, 5. More about the Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.

CONFERENCE - 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference, Visualizing the Future through Prevention, Innovation, and Communication - August 14-16, 2017 - Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30346 - The conference theme, "Visualizing the Future Through Prevention, innovation, and Communication," represents the opportunity for translating research into practice to improve public health.  A wide variety of local, state, territorial, federal, academic, national, and community-based cancer prevention and control programs will be represented, creating an excellent opportunity for you to meet partners from around the country.  LEARN MORE

SAVE THE DATE - CDC Conference - August 15-17, 2017 - 2017 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media - Atlanta, Georgia - FULL DETAILS HERE.

Spirit of EAGLES National Conference "Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities" - September 21 - 24, 2017 - Niagra Falls, NY - For more information regarding the conference, visit www.nativeamericanprograms.net or contact Marcy Averill at averill.marcy@mayo.edu.