July 14, 2016

Learn New Strategies to Extinguish Tobacco at CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute

As more and more people kick the habit of smoking, coalitions can still be stumped on how to prevent youth from lighting up. The immergence of alternative smoking products such as electronic cigarettes and flavored cigarillos are heavily marketed to youth and cause confusion.

The Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA), a national network within CADCA, is excited to feature five trainings that explore new strategies to extinguish tobacco use at CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute in Las Vegas, which kicks off Sunday, July 17. Diverse in their topics and strategies, we’re sure that our trainings will have what you need to assist your coalition’s mission:

Emerging Tobacco Product Use Data in the United States and Implications for Public Health Policy and Practice
This presentation, facilitated by Brian King, PhD, MPH, Deputy Director for Research Translation, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, will provide the most up-to-date national data to answer key questions related to the health effects and need for policy of emerging tobacco product use in the United States, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and hookah.

Tobacco 21 Policies: Tobacco Legal Consortium, California and Hawaii’s Perspectives
This training session will explore the policy benefits of raising the minimum legal sales age (“MLSA”) of tobacco products to 21 and what the essential elements are for an MLSA policy.  

Exploring Primary and Secondary Prevention Strategies to Address Tobacco and Cancer Disparities
The adoption of primary and secondary prevention strategies is vital to reducing some of the nation’s leading chronic conditions and risk factors (including tobacco use). This presentation is designed to provide community health workers (CHWs) with a general overview of primary and secondary prevention strategies at multiple levels.

Hookah Culture: The Marketing and Appeal of Waterpipe Smoking…Much More than Just Smoking
This training session will explore the pervasiveness of waterpipe smoking among young consumers. Strategies in support of curtailment of current and future smoking behavior are explored.

Engaging LGBT Communities for Stronger Coalitions
Join LGBT HealthLink (a program of CenterLink) to learn about health disparities affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and how to utilize and identify resources to ensure your work is accurately reaching and serving your audience.

Keith A. Vensey, MBA, MPH, Director of GHEA said, “The tobacco related training sessions provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about recent data analyses that illustrate developing trends in tobacco use, including e-cigarettes; to share evidence-based practices and promising strategies related to addressing tobacco use; and to acquire new strategies to incorporate into their coalition-focused work back home. The training sessions also provide access to subject matter experts, offer peer-to-peer learning, and facilitate networking opportunities with other professionals who may be interested in tobacco control efforts or the provision of services that are supplementary to tobacco control.”

If you haven’t already, register today to join thousands of coalition leaders in Las Vegas. This Mid-Year is on track to be the largest one yet. In fact, we have the biggest international delegation in history planning to attend—from 16 countries! The Mirage is close to capacity, with limited rooms available; additional rooms are available near the training event at the Venetian.

To read more about our training sessions, visit CADCA’s schedule. In addition, the Training Session Grid is available for you to plan out your days while attending the Mid-Year Training Institute.

See you in Las Vegas at ‪#‎CADCAMidYear. For more information, visit CADCA’s event website or download the event app. Are you joining us in Las Vegas? Use our press release template to assist in getting the word out about your involvement in this record-breaking event. 

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