Data Resources for the Inclusion of Rural in Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning

There has been an increasing call to include rural data, partners, goals, objectives and strategies in comprehensive cancer control planning. On June 7th, the Advancing Cancer and Rural Equity (ACRE) Lab, in collaboration with GHEA, hosted a webinar focused on the inclusion of rural data in comprehensive cancer control planning processes. This article provides an overview of the data sources described in that webinar and shares new rural data resources that have become available since then. These sources provide a relatively comprehensive overview of relevant data sources for comprehensive cancer control programs and coalitions to use in their planning and evaluation processes.  


The Policy Playbook for E-Cigarettes: Policy and Advocacy Tools for Communities Addressing E-Cigarette Use

The Public Health Law Center partnered with the Vaping Prevention Resource and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to update their 2020 Policy Playbook to version 2.0, released in 2022. The Policy Playbook covers a variety of policy options available at the state and local level to help decrease e-cigarette use.


Webinar Recording Available: Innovative Local Solutions in Public Health

Watch the recording of "Innovative Solutions in Public Health" presented by CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) and Counter Tools. In this webinar, we’ll discuss innovative policy solutions that began at the local level.


Webinar: Youth Indoor and Outdoor Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Aerosol

GHEA and CADCA’s Evaluation and Research Team presented August's installment of Research Into Action webinar series featuring Dr. Samantha Puvanesarajah and Michael Tynan, MPH, from CDC's Office on Smoking and Health, who discussed findings from their latest study on youth indoor and outdoor exposure to secondhand smoke and aerosol.


Tobacco Control News & Research – August 2022

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based tobacco control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


Cancer Control News & Research – August 2022

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based cancer control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


National Network Resources for Special Populations

Every month, the Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) aggregates upcoming webinars, events and other resources hosted by the CDC-funded National Networks. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


The Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) is one of eight CDC funded National Networks dedicated to reducing health disparities related to tobacco and cancer. Our focus is on reducing geographic health disparities, which we define as the differences in health behaviors, outcomes, and policies related to where people live, work, and play.

We are supported by CADCA, and jointly funded by the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) through CDC-RFA-DP18-1808: Networking2Save: CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations.


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