New Journal Supplement Examines Disparities in Cancer Survival

Yesterday the American Cancer Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Cancer, published a special supplement — Population-based Cancer Survival in the United States (2001-2009):  findings from the CONCORD-2 study.  The supplement highlights the work of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, as well as international, national, and state partners in the cancer surveillance communities.  The data in these studies […]

The Relationship Between Neighborhood Disorder and Barriers to Cessation in a Sample of Impoverished Inner-city Smokers in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

FULL ARTICLE FROM PubMed.gov HERE Abstract Introduction:  Economic disparities in rates of smoking have been well documented in many countries.  These disparities exist on an individual and geographic or neighborhood level.  This cross-sectional study examined the relationship between neighborhood physical and social disorder and barriers to smoking cessation among an impoverished urban sample. Methods:  A […]

Attitudes Toward Smoke-Free Public Housing Among U.S. Adults, 2016

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE FROM PubMed.gov Abstract Introduction:  Effective February 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a rule requiring each public housing agency to implement a smoke-free policy within 18 months.  This study assessed the prevalence and determinants of favorability toward smoke-free public housing among U.S. adults. Methods:  Data from […]

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Calculator

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE This new easy-to-use tool will help you calculate the cost of turning over a smoking unit vs. a non-smoking unit. Directions Enter identifying information about the apartment unit being calculated including: Address or general location Number of bedrooms Number of bathrooms Any additional details or notes, such as square footage, […]

Race/Ethnic Variations in Quitline use Among US Adult Tobacco Users in 45 States, 2011-2013

ORIGINAL FULL ARTICLE FROM PubMed.gov HERE Quitlines appear to be reaching minority populations; however, overall reach remains low and variations of quitline reach exist by race/ethnicity. ORIGINAL FULL ARTICLE FROM PubMed.gov HERE

Some chemicals in smoke may be even more dangerous than previously thought

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Garth Sundem OF Medical Xpress HERE It’s no surprise that chemicals in smoke cause cancer, but a new study published in the Archives of Toxicology shows that some chemicals in cigarette smoke and industrial processes may be more dangerous than previously thought.  Though most “low molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons” (LMW PAHs) have […]

Estimating health benefits and cost-savings for achieving the Healthy People 2020 objective of reducing invasive colorectal cancer

FULL ARTICLE FROM SCIENCEDIRECT.COM HERE Abstract This study aims to quantify the aggregate potential life-years (LYs) saved and healthcare cost-savings if the Healthy People 2020 objective were met to reduce invasive colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence by 15%. We identified patients (n = 886,380) diagnosed with invasive CRC between 2001 and 2011 from a nationally representative cancer dataset. […]

CDC Activities for Improving Implementation of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, Cervical Cancer Screening, and Surveillance Worldwide

LINK TO CDC.GOV ARTICLE HERE Abstract Cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates are high, particularly in developing countries. Most cervical cancers can be prevented by human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, screening, and timely treatment. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides global technical assistance for implementation and evaluation of HPV vaccination pilot projects […]

In Ads, Tobacco Companies Admit They Made Cigarettes More Addictive

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Alison Kodjak FROM NPR HERE If you read a newspaper on Sunday, there’s a good chance you came across a full-page ad warning of the dangers of smoking. The stark messages with black text on an otherwise blank page tell readers that cigarettes kill 1,200 Americans every day.  The same messages start […]

Funding Opportunity – Great Plains Good Health and Wellness Program

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board’s Community Health Department is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity through its Great Plains Good Health and Wellness (GPGHW) program.  This funding opportunity will be used to increase the number of tribes within the Great Plains area who develop and implement assessment driven PSE strategies to improve […]
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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