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MMWR – Association Between The Real Cost Media Campaign and Smoking Initiation Among Youths — United States, 2014–2016

Today, FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products is releasing the following article in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Association Between The Real Cost Media Campaign and Smoking Initiation Among Youths — United States, 2014–2016 The Food and Drug Administration’s first national tobacco-focused public education campaign, The Real Cost, has been effective by preventing nearly 350,000 […]

DIGITAL STORIES – 4 Digital Stories and Discussion Guides on Commercial Tobacco in Navajo Ceremonial Settings

This educational video series depicted traditional Navajo healers’ views on the history, role, and impact of commercial tobacco in ceremonial settings, as well as solutions and policies for controlling the use of commercial tobacco within these settings, is now available online.  These free videos and corresponding discussion guides can be used by health educators, community […]

MMWR Report – State-Specific Prevalence of current Cigarette Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Adults–United States, 2014

Evidence-based interventions such as increasing tobacco prices, implementing comprehensive smoke-free policies, conducting mass media anti-tobacco campaigns, and promoting accessible smoking cessation assistance, are important to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related disease and death among U.S. adults, particularly among subpopulations with the highest use. CDC analyzed data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to […]
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Our Tobacco Story

Between 2005 and 2015, five tribal communities in Michigan conducted a series of community based surveys called the American Indian Adult Tobacco Survey (AIATS).  Results of these surveys revealed striking health disparities related to commercial tobacco use, including: In most communities, the average age of smoking initiation was between 13 and 15 years old. Most […]

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 […]

Two thirds of US adults believe pharmacies should not sell tobacco

  Two-thirds of American adults believe pharmacies should not be allowed to sell tobacco, while 14 percent strongly oppose such a policy, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  Researchers also found nearly half of cigarette smokers, as well as nearly […]

Smoking Rates are Dropping for Racial and Ethnic Groups – Except One

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Kimbriell Kelly of The Washington Post HERE Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults continues to slide among almost all racial and ethnic groups, but big disparities remain, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among whites and blacks, a quarter still light up.  By contrast, barely one […]

Low cost, desire to quit smoking play into youth e-cigarette use

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Amanda Cuba of CT Post HERE Teens and adolescents who used e-cigarettes for more than six months cited low cost and the desire to quit smoking as two of the biggest reasons for their habit, according to a study by Yale University researchers. The researchers’ goal was to gain insight into the […]

MMWR Report – Some racial, ethnic groups continue smoking cigarettes at higher rates

  Despite a significant decline in overall adult cigarette smoking since 1964, disparities in cigarette smoking remain among racial and ethnic population groups, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). For example, current (past 30-day) cigarette smoking during 2010-2013 […]

Tobacco Free Missouri Youth attend Lead On summit

ORIGINAL ARTICLE from Daily Journal Online HERE Leaders from Tobacco Free Missouri Youth (TFMY) convened at the YMCA of the Ozarks for the second “Lead On” youth summit sponsored by the Department of Health and Senior Services, Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program and University of Missouri Tobacco Control Research Center held June 24-26. Sixteen youth from […]
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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.