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Cigarette smoking and adverse health outcomes among adults receiving federal housing assistance

The following article was recently released online ahead of print by the journal Preventative Medicine.  The manuscript was co-authored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. Article:  Cigarette smoking and adverse health outcomes among adults receiving federal housing assistance This study is the first to document […]

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 […]

Is your pet worthy of Instafame?

From TRUTH Fact:  cats and dogs are twice as likely to get cancer if their owner smokes. Truth has joined forces with DoSomething.org to give you and your pet a chance to – well, do something – about that. By sharing a pet pic captioned with your furry friend’s reaction to the fact that secondhand […]
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 […]

Toiyabe Family Services Tobacco PSA

Youth at Toiyabe Indian Health Project in Bishop, CA made this tobacco PSA.  They won a Hack-ademy Award for it.  The Hack-ademy Awards are for youth developed tobacco PSA’s in California.  

Palo Alto looks to raise age for tobacco sales

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE From Palo Alto Online By:  Gennady Sheyner PALTO ALTO, Calif. – Seeking to make Palo Alto a regional leader in a crusade against cigarette smoke, city officials are preparing to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21 and to ban smoking in local apartment buildings and condominium complexes. The two proposals would […]

American Lung Association ‘State of Tobacco Control 2016’ Report Finds Policymakers Failing to Act to End Tobacco-Caused Death, Disease

ORIGINAL ARTICLE SEE YOUR STATE’S GRADES (February 3, 2016) – CHICAGO The American Lung Association released its 14th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report that finds that the increase in the use of tobacco products other than cigarettes threatens to undermine the United States’ overall progress in the fight against tobacco-caused death and disease. “While […]

National Jewish Health Launches Commercial Tobacco Program Customized for American Indians

First of its kind Tobacco-Cessation Program designed specifically to help underserved population Native American Commercial Tobacco-users wanting to quit can call the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quitline, 1-855-372-0037. National Jewish Health has launched a new program aimed at reducing commercial tobacco use among American Indians.  Although adult American Indian commercial tobacco users express a strong […]

Group Ignites Support to Make East Baton Rouge Smoke Free

Original article from KSLA One year after city leaders in New Orleans decided the city would go completely smoke free, a group in Baton Rouge is launching a new effort to make all work environments in the Capital City smoke free as well. sgrib “Basically what we have right now is an unjust policy gap. […]
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National Native Network Webinar Series Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country:  American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program Updates - Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT - We will be going over general information on National Jewish Health and the Michigan Tobacco Quit line, along with an update on how the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program is going.  This will also include some preliminary data on utilization and demographics.  For free culturally appropriate commercial tobacco cessation coaching, call 1-855-372-0037.  More details to be announced soon.  MORE INFORMATION HERE

Funding Opportunity - The Patient-Centered Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Tier A projects through their Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.  This program supports the development of research ideas and proposals designed by partnerships of patients, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders.  The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is Thursday, April 20.  The purpose of the Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) Awards program is to help people form new collaborations with the goal of developing proposals for research with sound scientific rigor and robust patient engagement.  We are interested in research teams that include patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders, as well as researchers.  KEY INFORMATION:  1. Letter of Intent deadline: April 20, 2017, 2. Application deadline: June 30, 2017, 3. Funding announcement: Pipeline to Proposal Awards Tier A Pre-Engagement/Community Projects, 4. PCORI provides up to $50,000 over the project term, which can last up to 12 months, 5. More about the Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative Funding - Deadline:  August 1, 2017, 2 p.m. PDT - The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proud to announce the new competitive cooperative agreement Funding Opportunity Announcement!  The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact.  The program is intended to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; childhood/adolescent obesity; and serious mental illness.  For more information read the full announcement.  Download the detailed funding opportunity description.  A technical assistance webinar is also available online.

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

SAVE THE DATE - CDC Conference - August 15-17, 2017 - 2017 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media - Atlanta, Georgia - FULL DETAILS HERE.

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.

Tenth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically UnderservedSeptember 25-28, 2017, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia - The AACR Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding and, ultimately, help to eliminate the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country. By promoting the exchange of novel ideas and information between a wide range of professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community, these conferences harness the potential and maximize the many opportunities for bringing research on health disparities from bench to bedside or community, and back again. The goals of these conferences have been to bring together scientists and other professionals working in a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in the field and to stimulate the development of new research in cancer health disparities. Make plans now to join us for this exciting program. - Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1  CreditsTM available