Upcoming Webinars You Should Know!

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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
Registración: https://mitchellhamline.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZJJwnZJPTkSxwMg_i9gfXg

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

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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

Join We Breathe and RISE for a LGBTQ/Rural webinar on April 21st!

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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.
  1. Discuss the existing challenges and opportunities facing LGBTQ individuals in rural environments.
  2. Participate in an in-depth LGBTQ 101 and terminology learning session
  3. 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 dcesena@health-access.orgor Megan Armstrong at marmstrong@buttecounty.net

COVID-19 Communications Resources from CTCP

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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!

UCSF Issues Article About How Quitting Smoking & Vaping Can Reduce Your Risk of Corona Virus

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On March 6, 2020, UCSF’s Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, Director of the Center for Tobacco Research Control & Education, published an article called “Reduce your risk of serious lung disease caused by corona virus by quitting smoking and vaping.”
In the article, Dr. Glantz states that “When someone’s lungs are exposed to flu or other infections the adverse effects of smoking or vaping are much more serious than among people who do not smoke or vape.”
He goes on to say in closing that “This would also be a good time for cities, states private employers and even individual families to strengthen their smokefree laws and policies – including e-cigarettes — to protect nonsmokers from the effects of secondhand smoke and aerosol on their lungs and to create an environment that will help smokers quit.”

LOOP Director Dr. Valerie Yerger Speaks to Cal Poly Students about Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

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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!