Upcoming Webinar “Getting to Know Truth: Resources for Inspiring Lives Free from Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine”

CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) is partnering with the Truth Initiative to present “Getting to Know Truth: Resources for Inspiring Lives Free from Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine” on May 25th, 2022 from 12-1:30 PM EST. This webinar will introduce participants to free resources that are available via the Truth Initiative. Please note, this webinar will not be recorded for later viewing.

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.

Webinar Recording Available: Youth Led Efforts – Current Trends of E-Cig & Tobacco

A panel of experts from CDC's National Networks present “Community Lead Efforts: Current Trends of E-Cig/ Vaping & Youth Elevating the Movement Towards Health Equity for All.” This webinar discusses how to approach tobacco and e-cigarette use through youth engagement and strategies that affect special populations across the nation through a lens of racial, ethnic, geographic and social health equity.

CDC Releases New Data for the 2021 PLACES Project

CDC recently announced the release of new data for their PLACES project. PLACES allows counties, communities and local health departments, regardless of population size and urban-rural status, to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related outcomes in their jurisdictions and assists them in planning public health interventions.

GHEA Takes a Look Back at 2021

As we near the end of 2021, GHEA wishes you a happy holiday season and New Year. Thank you all for your dedication to making our country a healthier place for everyone, regardless of their location. Our feature article this month is a recap of the programs and resources we’ve developed with all our wonderful network partners throughout the year.

Webinar Recording Available: E-Cigarette Collection and Disposal in Schools

GHEA and the Public Health Law Center recently presented “E-Cigarette Collection and Disposal in Schools: ABCs and FAQs.” This webinar discussed the hazardous waste status of e-cigarettes, highlighted current local and state efforts, and shared best practices that schools (and other public entities) can adopt to handle and regulate these products.

E-Cigarette Instagram Posts and Their Youth Appeal

Dr. Jordan Alpert presents “E-Cigarette Instagram Posts and Their Youth Appeal,” a webinar recording and accompanying article on the characteristics of popular social media posts related to electronic cigarettes on Instagram. Dr. Alpert shares the implications his research findings have for public health programs addressing media literacy skills to educate young adults about electronic cigarette content viewed on social media.

Banning Menthol and Other Flavored Tobacco: Now is the Time!

Michael Scott from The Center for Black Health & Equity presents “Banning Menthol and Other Flavored Tobacco: Now is the Time!” This presentation provides an overview of how Big Tobacco continues to target menthol/flavored tobacco to African American and other priority populations and shares how you can initiate or support menthol flavor bans in your community.

Webinar: Cancer, Obesity and Place

Join GHEA and Counter Tools for the “Cancer, Obesity and Place” webinar on Friday, June 25, from 1-2 pm EDT. This session will explain the connection between where we live, work and play and the impact it has on obesity, why this matters to cancer control programs and what policy options could help address these issues.

Success Stories – Youth and Tobacco Control

For years, coalitions have searched for the most effective ways to engage young people in prevention. No effort has seen greater and more lasting success in creating authentic and meaningful roles for youth than tobacco control. Guided by established best practices from the CDC, tobacco control groups have engaged and utilized young people at every level of prevention campaigns. This presentation by Nigel Wrangham, CADC II, CPS, Master Trainer for CADCA, shares evidence-based strategies to meaningfully engage and involve youth in population-level change.

Webinar: Health Communication Resources to Support Your Tobacco Control and Prevention Goals

GHEA partnered with the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health to present “Health Communication Resources to Support Your Tobacco Control and Prevention Goals. This webinar discussed the role of health communications in supporting tobacco prevention and control goals and familiarized attendees with the resources available at CDC’s Media Campaign Resource Center.

The (Other) Dark Side of the Commercial Tobacco Industry

Kyra Hill, J.D., from the Public Health Law Center presents her 2021 National Leadership Forum session, “Tackling Tobacco Trash: How do we address tobacco product pollution?” The presentation addresses the commercial tobacco product pollution problem and discusses potential policy tools to tackle it.