Michigan Tobacco Quitline Fact Sheet

Hours: 24 hours a day Callers can leave a message for a return call within 2 business days Quit Line’s Free Services Include: Information and referrals to local quit-tobacco resources and services. Text messaged or emailed tips for quitting. Information for those concerned about a tobacco user. Telephone coaching for Michigan residents with Medicare, Medicaid, […]

The Right to Live in a Smokefree Home

  THE RIGHT TO LIVE IN A SMOKEFREE HOME   JUNEAU, Alaska (January 19, 2016) – Secondhand smoke exposure from burning tobacco products among non-smoking adults and children can cause or worsen a wide range of health problems.  Children are especially vulnerable.  About 37% of children in the U.S.A. have been exposed to secondhand smoke.  […]

George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute Released Two New Toolkits

The CDC is pleased to announce two new comprehensive cancer control resources.  Through funding from CDC, the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute developed and released two new tool kits. 1) Advancing the field of Cancer Patient Navigation Toolkit will guide tribes in advancing patient navigation.  We hope you will use this resource to: a) […]

New Gynecologic Cancer Educational modules for Health Care Professionals

CDC developed a new e-learning curriculum about the risk factors, symptoms, prevention strategies, and screening recommendations of gynecologic cancers.  The curriculum, intended for primary health care professionals, consists of 6 modules that address gynecologic cancers including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.  Access to these case-based e-learning modules:  http://www.cdc.gov/learning .  Earn free CE!

Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Tribal Communities

California Indian Tobacco Education (CITE) presentation on Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure provided by Chris Cooper, M.Ed. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Request for Survey Participation: Help Finalize Patient Navigation Tool

From:  GW Cancer institute – The George Washington University The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute is developing a free tool for oncology patient navigation programs to use to track and report outcomes.  We hope that this tool can help patient navigation programs evaluate impact and demonstrate value when seeking support to sustain their programs. […]

Sault Tribe Health Educator begins Journey to Inspire Tobacco-Free Youth in the U.P.

Sault Tribe Health Educator begins Journey to Inspire Tobacco-Free Youth in the U.P. Colin Welker one of 30 national activism fellows appointed by Truth Initiative from more than 750 applicants SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan (Jan. 5, 2016) – A Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Community Health educator is leading efforts to create the […]

Public Health Implications of Raising The Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products

Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products From:  Institute of Medicine of the National Academies FULL PDF HERE Over the past 50 years, tobacco control in the United States has led to an estimated 8 million fewer premature deaths.  However, tobacco use continues to significantly affect public health, […]

PODCAST: Prevent Cervical Cancer

PODCAST:  Prevent Cervical Cancer From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cervical cancer can be prevented.  Listen as two friends – one a doctor – talk about screening tests as early detection.  Learn what test you might need. To listen, click here.

E-cigarette Ads Reach Nearly 7 in 10 Middle and High-School Students

For more information and infographics from CDC, click here. E-cigarette Ads Reach Nearly 7 in 10 Middle and High-School Students More than 18 million youth see e-cigarette ads:  many ads use themes from cigarette ads that appeal to youth   About 7 in 10 middle and high school students – more than 18 million young […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening in American Indian & Alaska Native Communities - Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 2 p.m. EST - NCCRT Webinar.  Explore CRC screening in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.  This webinar will provide a brief overview of the NCCRT and ACS's April 2016 summit on CRC and AI/AN communities to describe ACS's recent grants to increase screening for AI/AN-serving primary care clinics.  We will also hear from two Ai/An-serving organizations that are implementing innovative strategies to increase CRC screening in the communities they serve.  Speakers will include:  Laura Makaroff of ACS, Jessica Deaton of the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, and Richard Mousseau of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board.  REGISTER HERE

WEBINAR - 2018 Clinical Scholar Applicants - A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program - Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m. EDT - Do these statements apply to you?:  Are you a health care professional working with kids, adults, or families in a community in the U.S. or U.S. Territories? | Are you motivated to improve the health of those most vulnerable in your community? | Do you have a desire to further develop your leadership skills? | If yes, REGISTER HERE.

Tobacco Listening Session - Kalamazoo, Michigan - LEARN MORE

Community Foods Projects Competitive Grant Program, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Applications due December 4, 2017 For more information, CLICK HERE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture requests applications for the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program for fiscal year 2018. The estimated total program funding in fiscal year 2018 is approximately $8,640,000. The Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program funds two types of grants, Community Food Projects and Planning Projects. The primary goals of the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program are to:

·         Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service;

·         Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities;

·         Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and

·         Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Eligible applicants include public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners.

A webinar will be held on Monday October 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time for potential applicants. The Adobe Connect link is: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/cfp2018/.

Full details can be found at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297333

CDC FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - DEADLINE:  December 11, 2017 - "Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response:  Public Health Crisis Response" - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a notice of funding opportunity:  Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response:  Public Health Crisis Response.  The purpose of this opportunity is to "enhance the nation's ability to rapidly respond to public health emergencies, which may include infectious disease outbreaks, pandemics, and other public health emergencies that exceed the capacity of jurisdictional public health resources."  Since initial funding and response can impact health outcomes after an emergency, this award opportunity allows applicants to be pre-approved so they can be funded quickly after an emergency occurs, allowing applicants to better prepare for emergency plans now.  CDC may also fund some pre-award costs.  Tribal governments may apply if they meet eligibility requirements and serve at least 50,000 people through their public health infrastructures.  LEARN MORE HERE.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Public Health Institute is accepting applications for the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health from teams in the Appalachian and Mid-regions of the United States.  "For communities that are engaged in cross-sector work to improve the public health, this is an opportunity to boost your team's capacity and skills through a community leadership process."  Deadline January 12, 2018 - LEARN MORE

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