Spanish Policy Webinar May 12th: Pólizas Y Políticas En Su Comunidad
Pólizas y Políticas en Su Comunidad: Como Involucrase y Reducir el Consumo de Tabaco
El Centro de Coordinación de Leyes y Pólizas y el Centro de Coordinación para Hispanos y Latinos los invita a participar en nuestro seminario virtual de “Pólizas y Políticas en Su Comunidad”. Nuestros expertos explicarán los niveles de gobierno de los Estados Unidos, el proceso para formar pólizas al nivel local, y cómo crear soluciones locales que promueven la salud en su comunidad. Los participantes también aprenderán cómo su voz es necesaria para crear soluciones y pólizas locales que controlan y reducen el uso de tabaco en comunidades Latinas. El objetivo de este seminario es desarrollar capacidades y empoderar a los miembros de la comunidad para que se involucren en las actividades de su gobierno local, especialmente para crear comunidades saludables. Este seminario virtual será 100% en español.
12 de Mayo del 2020
10:00am a 11:30am
Policy and Politics in Your Community: Community Engagement and Reducing Tobacco Use
Join the Law and Policy Coordinating Center and the Hispanic/Latino Coordinating Center on the “Pólizas y Políticas en Su Comunidad” webinar. This webinar will be 100% in Spanish. Experts will explain the U.S. levels of governments in the local policy making process, and how to address local issues like tobacco use. Participants will also learn how their voice is necessary in the policy making process to help reduce tobacco related disparities in the Latino community. The goal of this webinar is to build capacity and empower community members to get involved in their local government, especially to promote healthy communities.
The target audience for this webinar is Spanish speaking community members but it is also highly encouraged for bilingual advocates who wish to see an example on how to explain local policy in Spanish.
For more information, please contact Karina Camacho, (916) 585-7669
Webinar: Tribal Policy Repository Lessons Learned And Next Steps
Califonia’s Clean Air Project (CCAP)
Please join CCAP for the Tribal Policy Repository Lessons Learned and Next Steps webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. This webinar will highlight CCAP’s work in the adoption and implementation of smoke-free policies within tribal lands. Participants will learn about the variations in tribal policy documentation and be able to determine best practices when working with tribes regarding SHS policies.
Register here: https://join-etr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kZpAfuUCRkS78gVzXYJ7Nw
For more information, please contact Manveer Sahota, (831) 440-2114 Ext 115
We Breathe: Supporting Tobacco-Free LGBTQ Communities and RISE: Rural Initiatives Strengthening Equity is proud to collaborate on a LGBTQ/Rural webinar.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) individuals continue to face greater health threats and disparities than their heterosexual peers. Importantly, LGBTQ are members of every community, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all faiths and socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of California. Although much has changed socially and politically regarding the social and legal status of LGBTQ persons, issues of marginalization, stigmatization, and homophobia continue to plague the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ individuals in rural environments continue to face greater psychosocial and health disparities compared to their urban LGBTQ counterparts.
Public Health Departments have an essential role to play across the lifespan of LGBT individuals. This webinar will provide an overview of the experience of LGBT individuals in rural environments. Throughout the webinar participants can expect to gain knowledge about issues facing rural LGBTQ persons, existing community strengths, as well as resources and tools to interact with rural LGBTQ clients and communities.
- Discuss the existing challenges and opportunities facing LGBTQ individuals in rural environments.
- Participate in an in-depth LGBTQ 101 and terminology learning session
- Assess and validate appropriate resources for use with LGBTQ clients and community members.
You may register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8540633995568477452
For more information, please contact Dannie Cesena at email@example.com Megan Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org
The California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) heard from numerous projects requesting tools to help educate their communities about the adverse effect smoking and vaping appear to have on one’s susceptibility to and ability to cope with coronavirus (COVID-19). To assist, CTCP’s media unit has gathered several resources, including sample social media content, which can be used by funded projects.
The resources are saved to the Public Relations tab within the Media & Communications section in Partners and can be viewed HERE.
Stay healthy & safe, LOOP Community!
On February 13, 2020, Dr. Yerger had the opportunity to “wake up” undergraduate students from various disciplines at the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus to tobacco-related health disparities. Her talk was part of Cal Poly’s “Inclusion Starts With Me” teach-in workshop.
As the California Tobacco Control Program is moving towards its EndGame, where the goal is to reach a statewide 0% smoking prevalence by the year 2035, Dr. Yerger is committed to there being no one “left behind.” An analogy she often references is that the EndGame is like a powerful, fast-moving locomotive, with a seat for everyone, that has already left the station. Dr. Yerger believes that to fill these seats, it is imperative to engage with priority populations, to reach out to non-traditional partners, and to inspire those who have not considered working in tobacco control to rethink their future career paths.
The LOOP Team is continually working toward the EndGame of 2035!
Behind the scenes of The LOOP team working together to send out LDP CERTIFICATES and other behavioral Modification Materials (BMM).
Vera Nelson and Anila Pilal.
Learn more about our LDP’s HERE!
Non-Hispanic American Indians and Alaska Natives (NH AI/AN) have the highest commercial tobacco use (CTU) among U.S. racial/ethnic groups. A newly published study examined prevalence of tobacco industry marketing exposure and correlates of CTU among NH AI/AN compared to other racial/ethnic groups. Data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study were analyzed.
- NH AI/AN had a higher prevalence of exposure to retail tobaccoads (65% vs 59%), mail (20% vs.14%) and email (17% vs.11%) marketing than NH Whites.
- CTU was higher among NH AI/AN than NH Whites and among adults who reported exposure to tobacco ads, mail, and email marketing.
There is higher tobacco marketing exposure in stores and via mail for NH AI/AN. Email marketing exposure was higher, even after controlling for tobacco-related risk factors. The tobacco industry may be targeting NH AI/AN through emails, which include coupons and other marketing promotions.
Source: Carroll et al. (2019). Tobacco Industry Marketing Exposure and Commercial Tobacco Product Use Disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Substance Use & Misuse, Sep 23:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]
Dr. Valerie Yerger in Santa Clara County
Dr. Yerger was invited to present at Hooked: Reverse the Vaping Epidemic 2019 Summit in Santa Clara County on Friday, September 13th hosted by Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Tobacco Use Prevention Education, and First Five Santa Clara County. Her presentation on “Menthol, Flavors, and Vaping: Advocates Working Together to Kick These Poisons Out of Our Communities” focused on the tobacco industry’s influence in communities of color. The summit also included a keynote delivered by April Rosseler, Chief of California Tobacco Control Program with the California Department of Public Health. In addition, there was a Tobacco 101 presentation with Bonnie Helpern-Felsher, a youth experience panel, and a discussion of potential solutions with Superintendent Mary-Ann Dewan, Commissioner Leticia Pelayo, and Former Supervisor Ken Yeager.
Carol McGruder in Fresno
Carol McGruder, Director of AMPLIFY, along with other members of the California Tobacco Control Program-funded coordinating centers (Rod Lew with the Asian American Pacific Islander Coordinating Center, Rosendo Iniguez with the Hispanic Latino Coordinating Center, Amanda Walner with LGBTQ Coordinating Center, and Wendy Kaplan with American Indian Native American Coordinating Center) held a press conference in Fresno on Tuesday, September 17th
addressing the vaping epidemic. This was a timely issue as there was a vaping-related death
confirmed in Tulare County.
Would you like one of the LOOP team members or trainers to present on a specific topic in your county or city? Email us at email@example.com.