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March 22, 2013

 

 

Coordinated Chronic Disease Program Leads and Chronic Disease Program Directors:

 

Welcome to the Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program’s (CCDP) weekly update featuring news, tools, and resources that may be useful for your state-based chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts. 

 

Should you have any questions about the update, please feel free to contact Branalyn Williams, bkwilliams@cdc.gov.

 

Features highlighted in this update include:

 

Cross-Cutting Updates:

·        How Healthy Is Your County?

·        NACDD General Member Call: Healthy Aging and Mobility – Integrating Efforts to Support Livable Communities Across the Lifespan, March 28 (Webinar)

·        OASH Releases New Inventory of MCC Programs, Initiatives and Activities and Innovative Profiles Report

·        The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Chronic Conditions State Reports and Dashboard

·        Register Now: 2013 National Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Meeting

·        NACCHO: Seeking Chronic Disease Subject Matter Experts

·        NACCHO: New Chronic Disease Policy Statements

·        Using Clinical Decision Support in Safety Net Provider Setting, March 22 (Webinar)

·        Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars Work to Strengthen Rural Nursing

·        A Meta-Analysis of Health Status, Health Behaviors, and Health Care Utilization Outcomes of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

·        Preventing Chronic Disease: February 2013 Releases

·        Public Health Prevention Service: Request for Field Assignment Applications

 

Diabetes:

·        New PSA Series about Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

 

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity:

·        Active Schools Acceleration Project

·        Did You Know?

·        Healthy Food Access Webinars

·        Public Health Law Center: Public Health Policy Change Webinar Series

·        Reducing Sugary Drinks in Healthcare Facilities: Starting the Conversation, April 3 (Webinar)

·        Eligibility and Enrollment in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – 27 States and New York City, 2007-2008

·        ASTHO Food Marketing Workgroup and NPLAN Webinar Series

 

Oral Health:

·        Evaluating Legislation Impact: The Maryland Public Health Dental Hygiene Act, April 9 (Webinar)

·        Tobacco Education for Oral Health Providers, April 9

 

Tobacco:

·        AAP Provisional Section on Tobacco Control Now Accepting Abstracts for Annual Meeting

·        New Publications

·        Introducing CDC Point of Sale Webinar Archive

·        Interested in Quitlines or Cessation? Subscribe to NAQC’s Free Connection E-Newsletter

·        Training on Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women

·        The Power of a Coordinated Campaign Effort and Communicating Key Messages: A Communication Skills Building Webinar, March 26

·        Excellence in State Public Health Law Program

·        Funding Opportunity from SAMHSA for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

 

CROSS-CUTTING UPDATES

HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR COUNTY?

Most and Least Healthy Counties Ranked in Every State
Released today, the annual County Health Rankings rate the health of nearly every county in the nation and show that much of what affects health occurs outside of the doctor’s office.

The rankings are easier to use this year, with interactive maps and new county-level trend graphs detailing changes over time for several measures, including children in poverty, unemployment, and quality of care.

Where does your county rank in your state? Find out at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

 

NACDD GENERAL MEMBER CALL: HEALTHY AGING AND MOBILITY – INTEGRATING EFFORTS TO SUPPORT LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE LIFESPAN, MARCH 28, 3:00PM

This webinar will focus on "Healthy Aging and Mobility -- Integrating Efforts to Support Livable Communities Across the Lifespan."  You will learn about the importance of integrating mobility and livable communities into public health activities.  You will also hear from the CDC Healthy Aging Program (HAP) and AARP about their current priorities and initiatives related to this topic.   Through an interactive dialogue, your input will help guide HAP and AARP in their efforts to support future work that promotes the health and well-being of older adults.

Reserve your webinar seat now at:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/506526095

 

INITIATIVE ON MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, would like to share some exciting information with you pertaining to its Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC).  Please find an update on the new resources and information about MCC included below. Please feel free to share this email update with your peers and partners.  If you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe, send your name, organization, and e-mail address to MCC@hhs.gov.
 
OASH RELEASES NEW INVENTORY OF MCC PROGRAMS, INITIATIVES AND ACTIVITIES AND INNOVATIVE PROFILES REPORT

Ever wonder where to go to find interventions, strategies, tools, training or research relevant to the multiple chronic conditions population?  To respond to this need, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), with the help of its partners and stakeholders, developed the Inventory of MCC Activities: Database of Programs, Tools and Research Initiatives to Address the Needs of Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions. This searchable database, released today, contains more than 250 activities that support one or more goals, objectives, and strategies contained in the Department’s Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Strategic Framework.  To further expound on these activities, OASH developed a companion piece, also released today, that further highlights the goals of the Framework.  The report entitled, "Private Sector Activities Focused on Improving the Health of Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Innovative Profiles,” features innovative and successful activities to help stakeholders. The report:

1.      Examines key components of care delivery models and approaches for individuals with MCC.

2.      Identifies programs and resources that are available to improve care delivery or patient self-management.

3.      Assesses key research initiatives under way or recently concluded that address the needs of individuals with MCC.


Based on publicly available information, data from the published literature, and/or self-reported data provided by an activity’s sponsoring organization, theses activities were selected from the Inventory of MCC Activities compiled of private sector-initiated and non-HHS sponsored activities that address the Department’s Framework.  In addition, the activities profiled in this report are organized alphabetically within each of the four goals of the Framework. Click here to view the Innovative Profiles Report and Inventory database.
 
THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES CHRONIC CONDITIONS STATE REPORTS AND DASHBOARD

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released additional resources and tools resources, CMS State Reports and the CMS Chronic Conditions Dashboard, which will allow users to conduct state-level examinations of patterns of chronic conditions and multiple chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries.    

The CMS State Reports on chronic conditions provides an aggregate prevalence of chronic conditions and multiple chronic conditions as well as utilization and Medicare spending for beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions for the 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC.   To read the reports, please visit http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Chronic-Conditions/CCStateReports.html

 

The CMS Chronic Conditions Dashboard allows for a more in-depth state-level and interstate examination of data on chronic conditions and prevalence, utilization and spending for Medicare beneficiaries. Specifically, the data contained in the Dashboard includes: (1) the prevalence of Medicare beneficiaries with 15 common chronic conditions, (2) per capita Medicare spending for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions, and (3) metrics for hospital readmissions and emergency department visits. In addition, the Dashboard also provides data for specific beneficiary sub-groups, according to gender, age group or dual eligibility status. The CMS Chronic Conditions Dashboard is accessible at: http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Chronic-Conditions/CCDashboard.html.

 

REGISTER NOW: 2013 NATIONAL HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT (HIA) MEETING

A rapidly growing number of decision-makers are turning to health impact assessments (HIAs) to identify how proposed policies in non-health sectors could affect and might be used to help improve people’s health.

 

On September 24 and 25 in Washington, D.C., the second inaugural National HIA Meeting will bring together policy-makers, public health professionals, and HIA practitioners from across the United States to share lessons and learn more about this pragmatic and powerful tool.

 

The meeting will include a "HIA 101” track, plenary discussions on key trends, and a special one-day summit for agency and legislative staff at all levels of government. Meeting space is limited, so anyone interested is encouraged to register now.  Read to Learn How HIAs Can Inform Policies in Housing, Education, Other Fields

 

SEEKING CHRONIC DISEASE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

NACCHO is recruiting for the Healthy Living and Prevention workgroup member appointments for the 2013-2014 term. The Healthy Living and Prevention Workgroup is comprised of local health officials and programmatic staff with chronic disease policy and/or built environment expertise, is the advisory group for NACCHO's chronic disease projects. The workgroup (1) helps define NACCHO's chronic disease priorities and policies; (2) provides guidance on how NACCHO can best assist LHDs to address these priorities; and (3) provide guidance on federal/national chronic disease initiatives. Regular communication with the workgroup is essential to informing NACCHO's work and the work of NACCHO's partners.

 

Currently seeking experts in the following areas:

  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology 
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Obesity and Nutrition

For details, please click here to access the online application and information on how to apply. We hope you will consider contributing to our exciting work.

 

NEW CHRONIC DISEASE POLICY STATEMENTS

Two new NACCHO policy statements were approved by the Board of Directors at their February meeting. The new policy statements are:

  • Healthy Food Access
  • Regulation of Smokeless and Emerging Tobacco Products

A compendium of NACCHO chronic disease policy recommendations can be found here.

 

USING CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT IN SAFETY NET PROVIDER SETTING WEBINAR, MARCH 22, 2:00PM (ET)

This Health IT and Quality Webinar hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) explores how safety net providers can implement and use a clinical decision support (CDS) system. A CDS complements an electronic health record, helping to ensure that all patients in a practice receive appropriate and timely preventive services and the right test, the right medication, and the right treatment. Meaningful use requires that each clinician implement one CDS rule relevant to his/her specialty or clinical priority along with the capability to track compliance with the rule.

 

Webinar presenters, representing health centers and rural providers, will share their experiences using CDS to enhance their quality of care within a safety net provider setting.  Issues to be discussed include:

·        How CDS can be integrated into the existing workflow

·        How to use CDS to ensure quality care across various health care providers

·        How to leverage internal or external data to track compliance

 

Presenters are:

·        Clinical and Quality Leaders from the Community Health Center, Inc., Middletown, Connecticut

·        Lisa Gall, DNP, RN, CFNP, LHIT-HP, Health IT Consultant, Stratis Health/REACH, Bloomington, Minnesota

 

Click here to register.

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION (RWJF) SCHOLARS WORK TO STRENGTHEN RURAL NURSING

RWJF scholars and grantees spearhead projects to improve access to high quality nursing care in remote areas. Click here to access the full article.

 

A META-ANALYSIS OF HEALTH STATUS, HEALTH BEHAVIORS, AND HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION OUTCOMES OF THE CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a community-based self-management education program designed to help participants gain confidence and skills to better manage their chronic conditions. The objective of this meta-analysis was to quantitatively synthesize the results of CDSMP studies determine the program’s effects on health behaviors, physical and psychological health status, and health care utilization. Authors conclude that small to moderate improvements in psychological health and selected health behaviors that remain after 12 months suggest that CDSMP delivered in small English-speaking groups produces health benefits for participants and would be a valuable part of comprehensive chronic disease management strategy.

 

Source: Brady TJ, Murphy L, O’Colmain BJ, Beauchesne D, Daniels B, Greenberg M, et al. A Meta-Analysis of Health Status, Health Behaviors, and Health Care Utilization Outcomes of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Prev Chronic Dis 2013;10:120112.

 

PREVENTING CHRONIC DISEASE: FEBRUARY 2013 RELEASES

Have you seen the recently published articles in Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD)? Below you will find links to all manuscripts published in February 2013. Please visit our site at www.cdc.gov/pcd, where you will find other downloadable articles and information on PCD.

Click the following links for the PCD February 2013 articles:

·        E29: An Algorithm That Identifies Coronary and Heart Failure Events in the Electronic Health Record, Kottke TE, Baechler CJ.

·        E28: Implications of Lessons Learned From Tobacco Control for Tanning Bed Reform, Sinclair C, Makin JK.

·        E27: Healthy Eating Design Guidelines for School Architecture, Huang TT, Sorensen D, Davis S, Frerichs L, Brittin J, Celentano J, et al.

·        E26: The Chronic Care Model and Diabetes Management in US Primary Care Settings: A Systematic Review, Stellefson M, Dipnarine K, Stopka C.

·        E25: The Effect of Price Reduction on Salad Bar Purchases at a Corporate Cafeteria, Kottke TE, Pronk NP, Katz AS, Tillema JO, Flottemesch TJ.

·        E24: Preventable Hospitalizations for Hypertension: Establishing a Baseline for Monitoring Racial Differences in Rates, Will JC, Yoon PW.

·        E23: Developing Stories From the Field to Highlight Policy, Systems, and Environmental Approaches in Obesity Prevention, Zwald M, Jernigan J, Payne G, Farris R.

·        E22: An Integrated Framework for Assessing the Value of Community-Based Prevention: A Report of the Institute of Medicine, Pronk NP, Hernandez LM, Lawrence RS.

·        E21: Erratum, Vol. 10, January 24 Release

·        E20: Erratum, Vol. 10, January 31 Release

·        E19: Active Living Collaboratives in the United States: Understanding Characteristics, Activities, and Achievement of Environmental and Policy Change, Litt JS, Reed HL, Tabak RG, Zieff SG, Eyler AA, Lyn R, et al.

·        E18: Substitution Patterns Can Limit the Effects of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes on Obesity, Fletcher J, Frisvold D, Tefft N.

·        E17: HPV Vaccination Among Young Adult Women: A Perspective From Appalachian Kentucky, Mills LA, Head KJ, Vanderpool RC.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH PREVENTION SERVICE: REQUEST FOR FIELD ASSIGNMENT APPLICATIONS 

CDC’s Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) is requesting applications from public health organizations to offer two-year field assignments in program management for master’s-level public health prevention fellows. Field assignment applications will be accepted through April 5, 2013.

 

Eligible organizations include 

·        State, local, and territorial health departments

·        Indian Health Service area offices

·        Federally recognized tribes with established public health department structures (or their equivalent) providing public health services to their tribal members

·        Other health-related organizations (e.g., community-based organizations, foundations, and universities) that have an active collaboration with a state or local health department

Field assignments will take place from October 2013 to October 2015. Application information is available on CDC’s PHPS website at www.cdc.gov/phps/FieldAssignments/index.html.

PHPS is a training and service program for postgraduate master’s-level professionals interested in public health management careers. The purpose of the two-year field assignments is to provide PHPS fellows with high-quality work assignments in program management, covering such areas as program implementation and evaluation, budget preparation and monitoring, staff planning, partnership development, health communication, and policy development. 

All salaries, benefits, and PHPS-related travel expenses are the responsibility of CDC’s PHPS program. PHPS will also provide fellows with limited assistance for relocation to their field assignments.

PHPS supports public health organizations by filling crucial workforce needs with talented fellows who can contribute high-quality work in program management. Before receiving their field assignments, all PHPS fellows must meet the following qualifications:

·        A master's degree in public health or a management-related field

·        Strong interest in a leadership and management career in public health

·        At least one year of public health work experience

·        One year of on-the-job training at CDC

 

We hope you will consider submitting an assignment proposal. For more information, please contact:

Public Health Prevention Service

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4770 Buford Hwy, NE

Mailstop E-85
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 404-498-6120; Fax: 404-498-6125
E-mail: PHPSAssignments@cdc.gov

DIABETES

NEW PSA SERIES ABOUT TYPE 2 DIABETES PREVENTION IN AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE COMMUNITIES

The CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) Native Diabetes Wellness Program (NDWP) and the Traditional Foods Project’s tribal partners are pleased to announce the availability of video public service announcements (PSAs) entitled "Our Cultures Are Our Source of Health.” The PSAs highlight the wisdom of cultural knowledge, including harvesting local foods and playing traditional games, in promoting health and preventing diseases like type 2 diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

 

American Indian and Alaska Native adults are twice as likely to have diagnosed diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, Native American youth aged 10 to 19 years are developing type 2 diabetes at higher rates than youth in other racial and ethnic groups of this age.

 

The PSAs were filmed on site at the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and feature representatives from tribal partners from across the United States, as well as renowned Cherokee actor Wes Studi, known for his movie roles including Avatar, The Last of the Mohicans, and Dances with Wolves.

 

The PSA series is available online:

·        30-second video: http://www.cdc.gov/CDCTV/OurCultures30/index.html

·        60-second video: http://www.cdc.gov/CDCTV/OurCultures60/index.html

·        9-minute video: http://www.cdc.gov/CDCTV/OurCultures/index.html

 

Learn more about CDC’s NDWP and Traditional Foods Project.

 

NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND OBESITY

ACTIVE SCHOOLS ACCELERATION PROJECT

Below is information about physical activity grants for elementary schools from the Active Schools Acceleration Project.  Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 ET on April 22, 2013.

For details and application process see http://www.activeschoolsasap.org/acceleration-grants.

 

To support physical activity in school and accelerate the movement, we are offering schools a new grant opportunity.  Anyone who is interested in deploying a winning PA model in school, with a financial boost to get it going, should consider looking at Active Schools Acceleration Project.  These grants are primarily aimed at Elementary school levels.

 

$1M of grants will be awarded ($1,000 to each of 1,000 new schools), along with the materials and support to launch 1 of 3 PA model programs we identified in our nationwide Innovation Challenge.  This is a very simple application and designed to be a low-barrier way for a school to get involved in this movement. 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

·        CDC’s new report, Competitive Foods and Beverages in U.S. Schools: A State Policy Analysis [PDF-13MB], shows that 39 states have policies for snacks sold in competition with school meals.

HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS WEBINAR

On April 4, PolicyLink will host "Food Access & Health Impacts: Trends and New Research" at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Participants will learn how new research and evaluation practices are helping to generate innovative solutions that stimulate change in local communities.  Presenters include Giridhar Mallya, MD, Director of Policy and Planning, Philadelphia Department of Public Health. 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH LAW CENTER: PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY CHANGE WEBINAR SERIES

The Public Health Law Center's series of free webinars for the public health community covers significant and timely topics in public health law and policy.  Our national panel of presenters includes experts in public health law and policy in areas such as tobacco control, obesity prevention, worksite wellness, active living, and public health legislation. For a calendar of upcoming webinars, click here.  

 

REDUCING SUGARY DRINKS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES: STARTING THE CONVERSATION, APRIL 3, 12:00PM (CT)

This webinar will describe why a growing number of hospitals are taking steps to reduce sugary drink consumption within their facilities, and the strategies and tools they are using.  Participants will learn about free, individualized technical assistance to help Minnesota groups begin healthy beverages program in their own institution or community. Participants will also learn about the Minnesota Healthy Beverages in Healthcare Toolkit, a new set of resources to support efforts to develop and build healthy beverages programs in healthcare facilities. 

 

Speakers:  

  • Julie Ralston Aoki, from the Public Health Law Center
  • Stacia Clinton, from Health Care Without Harm
  • Cheri Fidler and Marybeth Schlichtholz, from Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego
  • Jamie Harvie, from Institute for a Sustainable Future
  • Karen Nitzkorski, PartnerSHIP4Health 

To register for this webinar, click here

 

ELIGIBILITY AND ENROLLMENT IN THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC) – 27 STATES AND NEW YORK CITY, 2007-2008

The national Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education, growth monitoring, breastfeeding promotion and support, and food to low-income pregnant or postpartum women, infants, and children aged <5 years. Several studies have linked WIC services with improved maternal and infant health outcomes (1–3). Most population-based studies have lacked information needed to identify eligible women who are not receiving WIC services and might be at risk for poor health outcomes. This report uses multistate, population-based 2007–2008 survey data from CDC's Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) and California's Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) to estimate how many women were eligible but not enrolled in WIC during pregnancy and to describe their characteristics and their prevalence of markers of risk for poor maternal or infant health outcomes (4–6). Read full text.

 

ASTHO, FOOD MARKETING WORKGROUP, AND NPLAN WEBINAR SERIES, MARCH 26, 3:00PM (ET)

Healthier Food Choices for Public Places: Healthy Vending, 3:00-3:30 pm EDT (12:00 PDT)
Healthy Vending and Working with Blind Vendors, 3:30-4:30 pm EDT (12:30 PDT)
The ASTHO, Food Marketing Workgroup, and NPLAN webinar series is offering two back-to-back webinars on healthy vending in public places and working with blind vendors. The first webinar will give an introduction to healthy vending, including: rationale for pursuing healthy vending; the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity Model Vending Guidelines; tips for implementation; and an introduction to working with blind vendors.

The second webinar will be a discussion about working with blind vendors. The webinar will start with an overview of the Randolph-Sheppard Act, the Act that gives blind vendors the right of first refusal to vend on federal property, and similar legislation affecting states and localities. Three case studies from North Carolina, Montana, and Alabama, which have worked with blind vendors, will follow. The state representatives will share about working with blind vendors, what was successful, and what could have been more successful.

Speakers:

Healthier Food Choices for Public Places: Healthy Vending
Katherine Bishop, MS, MPH, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Quang "Q" Dang, JD, ChangeLab Solutions

Healthy Vending and Working with Blind Vendors
Mary Marrow, Public Health Law Center
Alexander White, North Carolina Department of Health
Linda Krantz and Marilyn McLaury, Montana Department of Health
Teresa Fair, Alabama Department of Public Health

Register here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/903073847

ORAL HEALTH

EVALUATING LEGISLATION IMPACT: THE MARYLAND PUBLIC HEALTH DENTAL HYGIENE ACT WEBINAR, APRIL 9, 2:30PM

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2008, the underserved in Maryland, especially children, gained increased access to oral health services through the Public Health Dental Hygiene Act of 2008. The act allows a dental hygienist working in a public health setting, including schools, to practice dental hygiene and apply sealants or fluoride agents, mouth rinse or varnish without a prior examination by a dentist or physician. In 2012, the Maryland Office of Oral Heath was awarded funding by the American Public Health Association to evaluate the law’s effects.

This webinar will feature Harry Goodman, DMD, MPH, director of the Office Oral Health, who will give an overview of the law; Deborah Levy, MS, founder of SuccessLinks, LLC and evaluation consultant who will discuss the evaluation and Sue Camardese, RDH, MS, the public health dental hygienist at Chase Brexton Health Services in Columbia, Md., who will speak about how the law has affected their dental program.

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Recording and slides will be available within one week of the event. APHA received funds for this project and webinar from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative. The contents of this webinar do not represent any official views or endorsement by CDC. 

 

TOBACCO EDUCATION FOR ORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS WEBINAR, APRIL 9, 2:00PM (ET)

The National Association of Community Health Centers and Break Free Alliance are providing a free webinar to assist oral health providers tackle the challenges of addressing smoking cessation with their patients. The webinar will feature presenter Jill Loewen, RDA, BS, MS, CTTS, with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, and was designed to help health provider define their role in addressing tobacco use; understand the impact of tobacco use on community health center patients; describe the steps involved for treating tobacco use; and identify additional resources for helping patients quit tobacco use. The session focuses on tobacco use and its impact on oral health, the types of tobacco products on the market, and how dental health personnel can implement a tobacco dependence treatment service in the dental practice. Click here to register.

 

TOBACCO

AAP PROVISIONAL SECTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL NOW ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS FOR ANNUAL MEETING

On Sunday, October 27, 2013 in Orlando, Florida at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition (NCE), http://www.aapexperience.org/, the AAP Provisional Section on Tobacco Control (PSOTCo) will be hosting a Section Program followed by an educational poster session.

 

The call for abstracts for the poster session is now available: https://aap.confex.com/aap/2013/cfp.cgi. Submissions by AAP members and nonmembers are welcome. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 12, 2013.

 

The Section will be accepting submissions that address any aspect of tobacco and child health. Abstracts should describe ongoing or completed projects and/or present original research findings focusing on any aspect of tobacco control. Special consideration will be given to submissions by physicians in training at any level. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

· effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy

· secondhand smoke exposure and child health

· teenage initiation and smoking

· media and smoking

· emerging tobacco products

· intervening with parental smokers during the pediatric office visit

· tobacco dependency treatment

· tobacco control policy

The event will take place from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 27, with the poster session and reception starting at 5:00 pm. Abstract presenters that are selected are required to register for at least one day and will receive a discount on their NCE registration fees; however, all other meeting-related costs, including travel, must be paid for by the presenter.

 

If you are having trouble with the abstract submission system, please email Carolyn Mensching at cmensching@aap.org.

 

For additional information about the PSOTCo and its current activities, please visit www.aap.org/richmondcenter/PSOTCo/home.html, or e-mail the AAP Provisional Section on Tobacco Control at notobacco@aap.org. We welcome all AAP members in good standing to join our Section at no cost, including Resident Members! Once approved (anticipated July 2013), membership will be open beyond AAP members to include affiliate (non-AAP) members (ie, allied health, public health, international pediatricians, and research professionals). Email us at notobacco@aap.org if you want to be placed on our affiliate (non-AAP member) waitlist!

 

NEW PUBLICATIONS:

·        Blog post: In tight fiscal times, National Public Health Week highlights the return on public health investments - The Pump Handle – In honor of this year’s overall National Public Health Week theme, "Public Health ROI: Save Lives, Save Money,” this article features examples of public health "best buys” including tobacco control. Examples include:

o   Study: Program, Policy, and Price Interventions for Tobacco Control - American Journal of Public Health (2012) - return on investment for the Washington State tobacco control program was more than $5 to $1

o   Report: Prevention for a Healthier America - Trust for America's Health (2008) - investment of $10 per person per year in proven community-based programs to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and prevent smoking and other tobacco use could save the country more than $16 billion annually within five years

·        Policy statement: Regulation of Smokeless and Emerging Tobacco Products – National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

 

INTRODUCING CDC POINT OF SALE WEBINAR ARCHIVE

CounterTobacco.Org is now home to an archive of all of the Point of Sale webinars offered by the CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health since the series began in 2011. Search by keyword, presenter, organization, or year to download slide sets, notes and audio files that could help you in your point of sale efforts. To access the archive, go to:

·        Web URL: CounterTobacco.org/webinars

·        Password: retailer density

 

INTERESTED IN QUITLINES OR CESSATION? SUBSCRIBE TO NAQC’S FREE CONNECTION E-NEWSLETTER

The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) is offering free subscriptions to its monthly e-newsletter Connection which keeps readers connected to timely information about tobacco control, research, and upcoming events in the quitline community. Click here to be placed on the distribution list.

 

TRAINING ON SMOKING CESSATION FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

Applications due: March 22 | Training date: April 16, 2013 | SOPHE 2013 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

Adopting SCRIPT in your Organization Training is a one-day workshop from the Society for Public Health Education that is designed to train health professionals to promote, implement and evaluate the Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) program.  The training will provide insight and skills on how SCRIPT can become a part of routine prenatal care. Click here for more information and to apply for the training, or contact Deborah Gordon-Messer at dgordonmesser@sophe.org or 202-408-9804. 


THE POWER OF A COORDINATED CAMPAIGN EFFORT AND COMMUNICATING KEY MESSAGES: A COMMUNICATION SKILLS BUILDING WEBINAR, MARCH 26, 3:00PM (ET)

Hosted by the National Native Network, this webinar will feature a presentation from Michelle Johns of the Health Communications Branch at CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. Participants will learn about purposes for key messages, hear specific examples of messaging used by the Tips From Former Smokers campaign, and learn a variety of uses for key messages in campaigns and outreaches. Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat here. The National Native Network hosts a technical assistance webinar on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 3:00-4:00 pm EST.  Registration information is sent to the Network’s distribution list, and can also be found at www.keepitsacred.org under Resources/Events. 

 

EXCELLENCE IN STATE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW PROGRAM

Application deadline EXTENDED to April 16, 2013

The Justice and Society Program, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has announced a new Excellence in State Public Health Law (ESPHL) program.  The one-year ESPHL program will consist of up to eight teams of eight members each. Over the course of the year, each team will focus on exploring, identifying, and evaluating how law and policy can advance one of their respective state’s health priorities. The goal of the ESPHL program is to provide education and other resources that will enable policymakers and agencies to more effectively address public health issues and to become leaders in creating healthier states.  The program will strengthen public health law collaborations among state officials and state-level policy-makers, and will increase these leaders’ effectiveness on public health issues in their respective states, including working across party lines and government agencies and branches. For the full ESPHL program announcement and call for proposals, click here.

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FROM SAMHSA FOR SCREENING, BRIEF INTERVENTION, AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT

Applications due: April 29, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $8.012 million in funding for FY 2013 Cooperative Agreements for Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment. The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for adults in primary care and community health settings with substance misuse and substance use disorders. Click here for more information and a link to the application package.