June42012 KTPCM onday Memo Early Edition by HC12110504136

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									Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program News:

    The next Tobacco Coordinators Monthly Conference call will be June 5 th at 9:30am EST.
     The topic will be “Emerging Tobacco Products”.

      For audio please use the following call-in information: 1-866-889-3903 passcode
      515701#

      To access Live Meeting use the following link: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/cc-
      chfs/join?id=R4WQ7M&role=attend&pw=D%3CH9%23%24kFp (after opening link click
      “Join” when prompted)

Local/State News:

    The Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition will host a meeting on Tuesday June 12, 2012 at
     Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington Kentucky. Please see attached flyer for details and
     who can attend.

    On May 4, 2012, the Franklin County Fiscal Court passed a smoke-free ordinance 4-3 on
     second reading, taking effect immediately. The partial ordinance regulates the smoking
     of tobacco products in buildings open to the general public. Indoor smoking areas are
     allowed in government buildings and private workplaces. Frankfort will continue to
     enforce its more stringent (no indoor smoking areas) smoke-free public places law
     within the city limits.

National News:

    CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign is still going strong. Campaign resources
     and materials are available at www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips. Following
     @CDCTobaccoFree on Twitter is the best way to stay up to date on what’s new with the
     campaign!

    An easy-to-read consumer guide and highlight sheets on the latest Surgeon General’s
     Report, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth And Young Adults, are now available in
     English and Spanish. Click here to view the consumer guide and other resources related
     to the report.

Other Items of Interest:
    Registration is now open for Partnership for Prevention’s next ActionToQuit webinar, which will
     be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 (flyer attached).
   Advancing Tobacco Cessation Policy: Stories from the States will begin at 2:00pm Eastern time
   and run until 3:15 (11:00am start Pacific time). This program will feature three ActionToQuit
   grantees from Florida, New York State, and Virginia discussing their tobacco cessation policy
   activities from the past two years. Florida will focus in part on work with employers, New York
   State with insurers, and Virginia with the behavioral health community.

   All are welcome to participate – feel free to pass this announcement on to other interested
   parties. To register, go to: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=4ekx22gyy30k

 ActionToQuit now syndicates FDA Center for Tobacco Products content on our website.
  You may recall the FDA’s announcement about this new feature a few months ago. Just
  click on the FDA button on the ActionToQuit front page to see how syndication looks
  and to check out some of the FDA resources.


 Webinar: The Power of Policy Strategies for Working with Local Community Coalitions: A
  Framework for Local Health Departments and Community Collaboration - June 5th, 2012
  from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time

   Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), this webinar will discuss a
   highly structured step-by-step approach for health departments working with local
   community coalitions. The presentation will feature representatives from the Tobacco
   Control and Prevention Program at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health,
   who will provide an overview of the framework along with concrete tools and strategies
   that are used to inform local community coalition activities. This session is the third in a
   series focused on policy as a tool for population health improvement. Click here to
   register.


 HHS announces available funding of $70 million for Community Transformation Grants
  Letters of intent due: June 18, 2012
  Application deadline: July 31, 2012
  HHS has announced available funding of $70 million to improve the health of small
  communities across the nation. Grants will be awarded to governmental agencies and
  non-governmental organizations across a variety of sectors in an effort to save lives and
  control the nation’s growing health care costs associated with preventable chronic
  diseases. The CTG Small Communities Program grantees will work toward one or more
  of the five outcome measures described in Section 4201 of the Affordable Care Act:
  changes in weight, proper nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use and social and
  emotional well-being. As the name of the program implies, funding is being disbursed
  for interventions that will target populations (or population subgroups) of up to 500,000
  in neighborhoods, school districts, villages, towns, cities and counties. Click here to view
  the funding opportunity announcement, or click here to learn more about the CTG
  program.
  Coalition Meeting
   Invitation.pdf




   Webinar, State
Stories flyer, 6-13-12.pdf

								
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