tobacco Blog Posts

In Case You Slip Up

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM IQuitMonday.org HERE You’ve embarked on a brave journey to quit smoking. Maybe you’ve made it through the first few days without a cigarette, riding out cravings and filling your new free time in healthier ways. But then something happened – a rough day at work, an argument with family or a long commute through […]

One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers’ hearts

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM ScienceDaily.com HERE A new UCLA study found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their heart after one electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) with nicotine but there were no increased adrenaline levels when the study subjects used an a nicotine-free or empty e-cig. The findings are published in Journal of the American Heart Association, […]

Benefits of a Commercial Smoke Free Policy

Tribes have a sovereign right to determine the health of their own people. To adopt and implement a commercial smoke free policy to protect children and elders from the dangers of commercial secondhand smoke is an exercise of that sovereignty. A policy also helps state the Tribe’s position on commercial tobacco and commercial secondhand smoke […]

Tobacco: Honoring our Traditions and our Health

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE Tobacco: Honoring our Traditions and our Health is brought to you by the Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank, the video highlights tobacco prevention efforts in Wisconsin Tribal communities.   The video discusses the importance of reclaiming traditional tobacco and highlights successful smoke-free initiatives in Wisconsin tribal communities, including an […]

Funding Opportunity: 2017 Tobacco-Free College Program for Community Colleges and Minority-Serving Institutions.

The Truth Initiative is launching its new Tobacco-Free College Program, which offers 17-month grants of up to $20,000 to community colleges and minority-serving institutions to adopt a 100 percent tobacco-free college policy.  Register for one of two informational webinars on Aug. 16 and Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. ET.  Participation is optional.  The deadline for […]

FDA announces comprehensive regulatory plan to shift trajectory of tobacco-related disease, death

CLICK HERE FOR FULL PRESS RELEASE FROM FDA July 28, 2017 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better protect kids and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. The approach places nicotine, and the issue of addiction, […]

American Indian Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs About Smokeless Tobacco (SLT): A Comparison of Two Focus Group Studies

COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE Article:  American Indian Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs About Smokeless Tobacco (SLT):  A Comparison of Two Focus Group Studies Journal of Community Health (April 26, 2017, Epub ahead of print).  Predominant themes emerged from three major topic areas (SLT use, program development, and recreational SLT use) during the discussions from both sides. COMPLETE […]

May 2017 National Native Network Newsletter

  DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER HERE DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER HERE The May 2017 National Native Network Newsletter includes: NNN to present at NIHB Public Health Summit Upcoming NNN Webinar presented by Cathy Edgerly Call for Abstracts NACR Training Information Part 2 Podcast Uploaded with Linda Burhansstipanov Infographics Articles and Publications Upcoming Events

Young adult smokers – a hidden demographic

ORIGINAL FROM MEDICALXPRESS HERE In their many efforts since the 1990s to prevent Canadians from taking up smoking, governments have had a big blind spot: young adults. That’s the finding of new research published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health by Thierry Gagné, a doctoral student at Université de Montréal’s School of Public Health. […]

National Native Network Webinar: AICTP Updates

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network and the Indian Health Services Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar series:  Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title:  American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program Updates Date:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EDT ARCHIVE HERE: DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION SLIDES HERE     Presenter:  Hilary […]
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Upcoming Events

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George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health will host its Second Annual Public Health Summit, Monday, October 23, 2017, 2 - 5:15 p.m. EDT, The summit will focus on climate change, gender equality, and antibiotic resistance.  LEARN MORE

Healthy People 2020 is hosting a webinar, Optimizing Birth Outcomes Through Preconception and Interception Health, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12:30 - 2 p.m. EDT.  "Participants will learn how Florida's Magnolia Project is improving the health and well-being of women by empowering communities to address medical, behavioral, cultural, and social service needs."  LEARN MORE

Native Fitness Week Training Certification Program - Flagstaff, Arizona - Join the Native American Fitness Council (NAFC) for their fall fitness week!  Fitness is especially important to Native American communities, where the incidence of diabetes and other health problems is disproportionately high. NAFC offers a way for participants to make a real difference through their cost-effective, fitness certifications.  For more information about the program and scholarships CLICK HERE.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2018 Culture of Health Prize call for applications is now open.  it's "an annual competition honoring communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to provide everyone with the opportunity to live well.  Prize communities will receive $25,000, have the opportunity to share their story and lessons learned with the country, and join a national network of past winning communities."  DEADLINE NOVEMBER 3LEARN MORE HERE

The Alaska Food Festival & Conference - November 3-4, 2017 - Pikes Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks, Alaska.  LEARN MORE HERE

Great American Smokeout - November 16, 2017 - 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

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