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Wrangell Senior Apartments go Smoke-Free!

By Tammi Meissner, Health Educator, SEARHC Health Promotion No-smoking policies are rare in public housing.  This is especially troubling because it affects disadvantaged and vulnerable populations who have little choice when it comes to tobacco smoke exposure.  In 2008-2009, 32% of households in public housing included elderly persons.  Wrangell Senior Apartments is leading the way […]

At Michigan State, tobacco prohibition nears

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by RJ Wolcott of Lansing State Journal HERE Three Marlboro black cigarettes. That’s enough to get Nicole Cichon, a second-year veterinary medicine student at Michigan State University, through a day of classes. In previous semesters, Cichon could find 10 minutes between classes to get her nicotine fix. When MSU’s ban of tobacco products […]

CDC says smoking laws, like politics, are local

FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Salynn Boyles of Medpage Today CLICK HERE More than half of Americans live in states with comprehensive laws protecting them from exposure to secondhand smoke, but none of these people live in the southeastern United States, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. A decade after the […]

MSU to be a tobacco-free campus this fall

FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE from The State News by Sasha Zidar CLICK HERE In August 2016, Michigan State University will officially be a tobacco-free campus. The MSU Board of Trustees approved for a tobacco-free campus in 2015 to help ensure that the Spartan community enjoys a healthy lifestyle on campus. In April 2013, the Office of […]

Restaurants wondering what to do about e-cigarettes

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Abby Armbruster from Daily Journal When a downtown Franklin restaurant owner sees a customer pull out an e-cigarette and take a puff, he keeps his eyes on the other diners around. If they don’t have an issue with it, Triple Play BBQ co-owner Ron Dwenger doesn’t, either. But if you go […]

Four years later, Hermosa Beach gets serious about its smoking ban

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Sandy Mazza of The Daily Breeze HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. – Four years after Hermosa Beach banned smoking at its beach and downtown plaza, the city is finally getting serious about snuffing out cigarettes. Until now, enforcement of the anti-smoking law was considered too expensive in the cash-strapped city with the alcohol-charged […]

Four Things We Can Do To Reduce U.S. Tobacco Consumption

CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL OPINION ARTICLE by Bill Frist, Contributor to Forbes.com Last week, California became the second state to raise the tobacco purchase age of 21.  This move is part of a pivotal trend spreading across the nation to reduce youth tobacco consumption by preventing or delaying young people from picking up tobacco products, […]

California’s smoking age raised from 18 to 21 under bills signed by Gov. Brown

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Patrick McGreevy from LATimes.com Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a pack of bills that will raise the smoking age in California from 18 to 21, restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and expand no-smoking areas at public schools. However, Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed […]

FDA to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes, other products

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE FROM CNN.COM (CNN) – E-cigarettes and other tobacco products like premium cigars and hookahs will be regulated in the same way the government regulates traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Security of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Robert Califf, made the announcement […]
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DEADLINE - Submit abstracts for APHA Annual Meeting and Expo - LEARN MORE

Live Stream - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Kick Off! - March 1, 2017, 2 p.m. EST - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month kicks off in New York City with a special live broadcast on March 1 at 2 p.m. EST about colorectal cancer screening that will feature many celebrity guests dedicated to the cause.  Join Fight Colorectal Cancer, the American Cancer Society, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, the Mayo Clinic, Stand Up to Cancer, The Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, and Exact Sciences to:  1.  Promote colorectal cancer screening, 2.  Engage with a panel of experts and celebrities dedicated to the cause, 3.  Contribute ideas about how to reach 80% screened for colorectal cancer, 4.  Celebrate NCCRT's 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awarded Winners - REGISTER HERE

WEBINAR - Navigating Challenging Environments:  Three Strategies for Maintaining Momentum for Tobacco Control, Presented By Tobacco Control Training Collaborative - Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 3-4:30 p.m. EST - Featured Speakers:  Judith Monroe, MD, FAAFP of CDC Foundation; Tana Feiner of Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Section, Department of Health Services; Matt Pierce, JD, MPH of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Amanda Dederich of Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Section, Department of Health Services - REGISTER HERE

WEBINAR - NACCHO Webinar "Integrating Cancer Control Strategies into Community Health Improvement Plans" - Thursday, March 2, 2017, 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST - NACCHO and the American Cancer Society will host a webinar addressing how local health departments (LHDs) can integrate evidence-based cancer control strategies into Community Health Assessments (CHAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs).  The webinar will offer resources, tools, and tips LHDs and cancer control practitioners can use to synergize local and state efforts to implement effective cancer control strategies at the local level.  You'll hear from NACCHO professionals as well as two local health departments.  This webinar is supported by a cooperative agreement from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention.  Registration is free, but space is limited so sign up now! - PRESENTERS:  1.  Megan Jourdan, Director of Community Health Promotion (NACCHO) 2. Reena Chudgar, MPH, Director of Performance Improvement (NACCHO) 3.  Jessica Mullen, Healthy Communities Coordinator (Portsmouth, VA) 4.  Lisa Crossman, Community Health Director (Cobb & Douglas, GA) - LEARNING OBJECTIVES - 1.  Describe the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program priority areas; 2.  Apply evidence-based cancer control strategies into Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans; 3.  Discuss two examples of local health departments systematically integrating evidence-based cancer control strategies into their CHAs and CHIPs.  REGISTER HERE

DEADLINE - Abstracts due for CDC National Cancer Conference

National Native Network Technical Assistance Webinar - Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 3 - 4 p.m. EST - E-cigarettes and the Community - Presented by Sohab Arif, MPH of California Rural Indian Health Board - CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

WEBINAR - Practical Approaches to Integrated Behavioral Health:  Changing Tobacco Use and Overeating - March 17, 2017, 1 p.m. EST - Learning Objectives:  1.  Describe models and approaches used to integrate behavioral health and primary care.  2.  Identify time-effective, evidence-based methods for helping patients improve their ability to cope with chronic pain.  3.  Identify specific considerations in planning, implementing or evaluating integrated behavioral health and primary care in community settings.  Target Audience:  Educators, Health & Educational Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Counselors, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Psychologists, Dentists, Physicians Assistants, Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals, Psychiatrists. DOWNLOAD FLIER HERE

National Conference on Tobacco or Health - March 22-24, 2017 - Austin, Texas - Conference Purpose:  The Purpose of the National Conference on Tobacco or Health is to help improve and sustain the effectiveness and reach of tobacco control programs and activities in the United States.  Conference Audience:  Tobacco control professionals, researchers, and anyone interested in (1) Learning the latest evidence on what works in tobacco control and how to apply current research findings and best practices in tobacco control policy, advocacy and programs; (2) Learning practical ways to improve tobacco control programs and activities; (3) Renewing energy and commitment to tobacco control; (4) Exchanging valuable ideas and tips with colleagues.  REGISTER HERE.

CONFERENCE - March 30-April 1, 2017 - SOPHE's 68th Annual Conference - Denver, Colorado - SOPHE takes pride in offering a wide variety of health education and promotion-related presentations.  our speakers come from diverse and exciting backgrounds - we can't wait to learn from them with you!  Take a sneak-peak at this year's sessions. SOPHE hopes you will join us in Denver for sessions like:  A3:  Interdependence Succeeds:  Community Alliances; A6:  Zoom out your Lens:  Cultural Competency in Public Health; B4:  To Do or Not To Do:  Vaccinations; C4:  Delivery Matters:  Factors that Enhance Sexual Education; D4:  Where Does it Stop?  A Look Inside Violence Prevention; E1:  Never Static:  Our Workforce in Flux; F3:  The Virtual is Reality:  Online Health Education ...and much much more!  REGISTER TODAY!  FLIER HERE!

SAVE THE DATE - Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board in partnership with Indian Health Service is proud to offer:  2017 IHS Cancer Support Training - Hilton Garden Inn Uptown, Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 2, 2017, Albuquerque, New Mexico - Interested in starting a Cancer Support Group in your area?  Cancer Support Training is offered free of charge for American Indians wanting to developing cancer survivorship activities or support groups in their communities.  if you have attended in the past, you are not eligible to attend.  Travel scholarships available to a limited number of participants.  For more information see contact information below.  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  March 10 - *Limited number of participants can attend, be sure to get your applications in as early as possible!* - For registration application and more information please contact:  Kendra Roland - kendra.roland@gptchb.org - 605-721-7508 | Roberta Paisano - roberta.paisano@ihs.gov - 301-443-1498 | DOWNLOAD FLIER

The Northern Plains Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and Great Plains Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative will be hosting the 2017 Cancer Symposium on April 12, 2017 at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn located in Rapid City, SD.  Registration is free, with limited travel scholarships and lodging availability which will be on a first come, first serve basis.  If you live within 90 miles of the meeting site (Rapid City, SD) you will not qualify for a hotel room per Government/GSA policies.  The deadline to register and return the travel scholarship is Friday, March 10, 2017.  Please fax to 605-721-2876 or email deanna.swan@gptchb.org .  Notification for approved travel scholarships will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the meeting date and checks will be distributed at the registration table on April 12.  As the date gets closer an agenda will be sent out.  DOWNLOAD FLIER HERE | DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE | DOWNLOAD TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP FORM HERE

CONFERENCE - April 19-21, 2017 - 2017 Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening & Prevention - LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

CONFERENCE - April 27, 2017 - Protecting Indian Health and Human Services Programs and their Beneficiaries:  The Basics of Health Care and Grants Management Compliance - Crazy Horse Memorial - Crazy Horse, South Dakota - LEARN MORE & REGISTER

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

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

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.