By Travis Helmondollar, MS, CTTS, Director, Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Network
Nestled in the hollows and hills of the Appalachia region, southern West Virginia is grounded in strong traditions of faith, sustainable family bonds and an irrepressible work ethic. Unfortunately, all too often, facets of the normative lifestyles are laced with behaviors that lead to detrimental health consequences. Tobacco use is the epitome.
- Save Lives, Not menthol: Join a National Movement to Support the FDA Removal of Menthol from Tobacco Products
By Bob Doyle, Executive Director, Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance
In 2009, a federal law was passed providing the FDA some oversight over tobacco products. That legislation required the removal of many flavors from cigarettes because of their appeal to children but left out menthol, the flavor used by most youth smokers. The legislation established a scientific committee to look at menthol and they concluded in 2011, following extensive data gathering and testimony, that removing menthol would benefit public health.
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- Jul 18, 2013
Does a mental health issue lead to substance use? Does substance abuse lead to a mental health issue? The answers to those questions are not clear, but we do know millions of adults in the United States have both. A very small percentage of people receive treatment for both conditions and most don't receive any treatment at all. Research has shown that treatment addressing both conditions at the same time has better outcomes with lower costs, yet it still isn't happening nearly enough.
- Coalition Ideas Exchange: Perils of the College Drinking Culture by CADCA National Coalition InstituteMay 02, 2013
Passage from high school to college is often a passage to binge drinking and other alcohol-related behaviors harming college students and others in the community where the college is located. Research has found parents remain a key influence through young adulthood. The Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County’s (UPC) acclaimed “Perils of the College Drinking Culture” forum recognizes the importance of continued parent-student communication and the need for increased awareness of the epidemic of college drinking. In this new podcast series highlighting featured coalitions from CADCA's new resource, the Coalition Ideas Exchange, the Unified Prevention Coalition describes how they developed strong partnerships to conduct this forum of community leaders, students and parents.
- Apr 15, 2013
A video highlighting the National Youth Leadership Initiative, CADCA’s signature youth leadership development training.
- Apr 15, 2013
- Coalition Ideas Exchange: Alcohol Server/Seller Training – Make it Local! by CADCA National Coalition InstituteApr 11, 2013
When Barrington, R.I. decided to allow its first liquor stores, The BAY Team wanted to ensure that best practices were utilized to minimize sales to minors and service to intoxicated patrons at both on and off-site locations. They changed the town ordinance to require annual training on local conditions and best practices for all servers and sellers of alcohol. In this new podcast series highlighting featured coalitions from CADCA's new resource, the Coalition Ideas Exchange, The BAY Team describes how their coalition positioned themselves to be key players in modifying local policy.