Smoking banned in West Des Moines Parks

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM WHOTV HERE. It is now illegal to light up in West Des Moines parks. The West Des Moines City Council was considering a plan to ban the use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigs in the city’s 29 parks. The council passed the final reading Monday night. Violating the ordinance could cost […]

Making Yoga Kid-Friendly

Original Article by U.S. News & World Report by Michael O. Schroeder here. Namaste to the future. Reflecting the swelling ranks of adult yogis, a growing number of kids are now doing yoga, as health experts, researchers and educators note the promise of initial research suggesting the ancient meditative movement practice may help little ones […]

Indian Tribes Funding Opportunities

Indian Tribes Funding Opportunities CNCS seeks to provide national service resources to address pressing community challenges in Native American communities. Please review the following funding opportunities to find the one that best fits your organization. Senior Corps Indian Tribes Funding Opportunities Senior Corps seeks to increase the impact of national service in Indian County by […]

Community Health Workers: A Culturally Conscious Voice for Integrated Care

Original Blog and webinar on CHWs here.

Whole Health Action Management

Click here fore original article. We created a curriculum to help people with mental health illnesses and addictions with self-management support tools; and trains the peer (people lived mental health experience and addictions) workforce to assist and support people with chronic physical health conditions. We will have a webinar focused on use of peers in […]

Metro Council taking up smoking ban for Baton Rouge bars, casinos but will it to pass?

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE FROM THE ADVOCATE by Andrea Gallo BATON ROUGE, La. – An ordinance that would ban smoking in Baton Rouge’s casinos and bars is finally headed to the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council after a campaign launched in late January. The Metro Council should vote on the ordinance in April, and it already […]

National Native Network presents to USET

CATAWBA INDIAN NATION, S.C. – The National Native Network (NNN) traveled to the Catawba Indian Nation near Rock Hill, South Carolina to present at the United South & Eastern Tribes (USET) annual sub-grantee meeting on March 10, 2016. The presentation allowed the NNN to connect with USET for the first time in a formal face-to-face […]
No Smoking Signage Graphic

No Smoking Sign

We have several pieces of signage that can be shared and used. We will be updating these pieces soon.  Keep an eye on our blog posts and our toolkits as we make these pieces available. These signs may be used at your location. Feel free to download and utilize these materials. The material is available […]

Upcoming Events

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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