Smoke-Free Policies in the World’s 50 Busiest Airports — August 2017

The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.  Previous CDC reports on airport smoke-free policies found that most large-hub airports in the United States prohibit smoking; however, the extent of smoke-free policies at airports globally has not been assessed.  The findings from this study show that […]

Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL MMWR REPORT Abstract Problem/Condition: Rural communities often have worse health outcomes, have less access to care, and are less diverse than urban communities. Much of the research on rural health disparities examines disparities between rural and urban communities, with fewer studies on disparities within rural communities. This report provides an overview […]

National Native Network Newsletter – November 2017

In this issue: Surviving and Thriving with Linda Burhansstipanov Upcoming Webinar Information Old Game, New Cures Articles, Research, and Events Infographics DOWNLOAD HERE   DOWNLOAD HERE

Tribal Community and Clinical Linkages

By Sohab Arif, MPH, California Rural Indian Health Board The primary goal of health organizations is to increase the health and wellbeing of their community. Accomplishing this goal becomes easier when health care providers, community organizations, and the community are connected. This is why Tribal organizations like National Native Network and California Rural Indian Health […]

Award-winning documentary looks at Native Americans’ complex relationship with tobacco

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Andy Steiner OF Minn Post HERE Tobacco use has been dropping in Minnesota for years, but there is one community where nicotine addiction remains stronger than ever. “In the Upper Midwest, the smoking rate among mainstream Minnesotans is about 14 percent,” said Adam Kintopf, senior communications manager for the anti-smoking nonprofit ClearWay […]

Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2015

The findings in this study highlight the importance of using proven strategies to reduce tobacco-related death and disease in the U.S., including enhanced access to cessation services, comprehensive smoke-free policies, price increases, and high-impact mass media campaigns, in conjunction with FDA regulation of tobacco products. In 2015, about 1 in 5 U.S. adults used some […]

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – GPGHW

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 […]

NNN & IHS HP/DP Webinar – Traditional Tobacco

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network with Indian Health Service Health Promotion & Disease Prevention present a webinar series:  Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title:  Traditional Tobacco Date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Presenter: Terra Houska, Tobacco Health Educator, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board Learning Outcomes/Objectives: By the end of the webinar, participants […]

Storm Drains that Send a Message

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Where We Live, AARP Livable Communities HERE By painting the town red (and other colors), artists are helping keep Alaskan waters clean Storm drains from the streets of Fairbanks empty directly into the Chena River, a habitat for moose, beaver, fish, and migratory birds. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believed the drains connect […]

Sacred Willow Book

The Great Plains Tobacco Prevention Project developed the Sacred Willow Book to share stories about traditional tobacco.  Traditional tobacco is tobacco and/or other plant mixtures grown or harvested and used by American Indians and Alaska Natives for ceremonial or medicinal purposes.  There is a variety of “traditional tobacco” that the different tribes of the Great […]
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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