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Evaluating Smoking Bans

NPR correspondent, Shankar Vedantam reported that, “only about 60% of the county has comprehensive smoking bans, a study like this is a good call for the remaining 40% of the county to enact bans.” Link:  https://www.npr.org/2017/12/06/568755957/evaluating-smoking-bans Overview:  http://www.nber.org/papers/w23995 Full paper:  http://www.nber.org/papers/w23995.pdf 

Attitudes Toward Smoke-Free Public Housing Among U.S. Adults, 2016

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE FROM PubMed.gov Abstract Introduction:  Effective February 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a rule requiring each public housing agency to implement a smoke-free policy within 18 months.  This study assessed the prevalence and determinants of favorability toward smoke-free public housing among U.S. adults. Methods:  Data from […]

Race/Ethnic Variations in Quitline use Among US Adult Tobacco Users in 45 States, 2011-2013

ORIGINAL FULL ARTICLE FROM PubMed.gov HERE Quitlines appear to be reaching minority populations; however, overall reach remains low and variations of quitline reach exist by race/ethnicity. ORIGINAL FULL ARTICLE FROM PubMed.gov HERE

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

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 […]

Minnesota’s Native American health advocates use old games as new cures for obesity

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM Star Tribune by Allie Shah HERE The players stood on the field in a circle, passing burning sage to one another. One by one, they waived their lacrosse sticks over the thick, sweet-smelling smoke. Then they faced off, ready to start play on a recent Sunday at Corcoran Park in Minneapolis.  Sasha […]

Great Plains Good Health and Wellness Program Coordinator Receives Award From National Indian Health Board

(Rapid City, SD) The program coordinator for the Great Plains Good Health and Wellness Program (GPGHW), Eugene Giago was awarded the Area/Regional Impact Award from the National Indian Health Board (NIHB). NIHB represents Tribal governments—both those that operate their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, and those receiving health care directly from […]

Home visits help strengthen maternal, infant health in Native American communities

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Katie Pearce of John Hopkins University HERE A baby’s first laugh, in Navajo culture, is cause for formal celebration. Whoever provokes that milestone moment wins the privilege of hosting a “first laugh ceremony” to mark the infant’s full arrival into the earthly world. “That laugh sounds to the world, ‘This is me […]
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