Lou Moerner

Lou Moerner

Lou Moerner

Lou Moerner is the Community Wellness Division Director for the Northern California Indian Development Council. She oversees various culturally relevant commercial tobacco prevention, cessation and training programs, in an effort to preserve Traditional uses of tobacco for many tribes. Lou has presented to diverse audiences at local, state and national health conferences. She is trained in five nationally recognized cessation curriculum and revised a version of the Native American specific Second Wind Cessation Model, which has since gained Center for Disease Control and Prevention approval. Lou is the founding member and Chair of the of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Team, as well as the current Chair of the Tobacco Education Network (TEN), a policy-focused community coalition comprised of local health care specialists, medical facilities, concerned citizens, law enforcement agencies and local non-profits, supported by the Humboldt County Department of Health. Lou specializes in adaptation of evidence-based health and wellness models for use in American Indian Communities and has worked effectively with over 50 Tribes nationally to create programs to work in their Tribal communities.