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2008 NAATEN/NNTPP National Conference
a success!

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Many thanks to all those who supported the Health Education Council's (HEC) first national conference, Promising Practices from the Field: Tobacco Control Strategies for Priority Populations. As you may have read in our prior newsletters, this conference highlighted two HEC programs - the National African American Tobacco Education Network (NAATEN) and the National Network on Tobacco Prevention and Poverty (NNTPP) - as well as the work of other agencies and organizations seeking to eliminate tobacco-related disparities.  

Over 200 people attended our conference, representing 32 different states and Canada.  While we are still compiling data from conference evaluations, anecdotally we've received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from attendees. Much of the conference's success can be attributed to both excellent speakers and NNTPP/NAATEN Stakeholders, who played a major role in the conference by moderating, speaking and facilitating. Speakers Dr. Greg Holzman (Chief Medical Officer, State of Michigan), Heaster Wheeler (Executive Director, Detroit Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and Michael Stoops (Acting Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless) have our gratitude for their excellent presentations/speeches, and we'd also like to give thanks to our generous sponsors: the American Legacy Foundation, the Michigan Department of Community Health, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and Way 2 Quit .

 Here's what some conference attendees have been saying:
"I was overwhelmed by the professional level of the conference - from the registration materials, to the poster sessions, the opening and subsequent key note sessions, the cadre of speakers, presentations, workshops, and materials provided....If you or your staff were wondering what level of impact you and NNTPP were having on constituents across the United States and Canada, you need not wonder or look further.  The enthusiasm, energy, and commitment of those attending can not be overlooked!"
- Paul Freyder, The Salvation Army, PA

"Those of us from New Mexico thought that Promising Practices from the Field was SUPER!!!"
-Coletta Reid, Stop Tobacco On My People (STOMP), NM

"I greatly appreciated all the information that was shared and it's always good to network with others in the field. The museum tour was an added bonus.  I hope the conference will be an annual event."
-Jennifer Bramble, American Legacy Foundation, DC

"It was one of the more inspiring and productive conferences that I have attended in recent months. Each session was "power packed" with speakers that were seasoned and much to share....Thanks for your work to improve disparate communities and the wonderful people that live in low-wealth communities."
Alan Richmond, North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development Inc., NC

Keep checking our website, as we will be adding more presentations from the conference in the upcoming weeks.  Our next conference will tentatively take place in Spring 2010.

Conference Presentations


Tobacco's Targeting of African American and Low SES Populations: Selling Dependence, Ill Health and Death
Greg Holzman, MD, MPH
A Blueprint for Success: Building Meaningful Bridges in West Virginia
Kathy Danberry, MS; Brandy Huffman, MA; Rev. James Patterson.

Bringing Everyone Along: Prevention and Poverty
Marva Brooks; Vicki Stauffer

Embracing Community Wisdom: "Washington State Model"
Shelley Cooper-Ashford

The Creation of STOMP: New Mexico's Statewide Tobacco Disparities Network
Coletta Reid

Tobacco Cessation for West Virginia's Incarcerated Populations
Bruce Adkins

Totally Tobacco-Free Prisons - Outcomes and Insights
Stephen Hansen, M.D.

Incorporating Other Voices
Pat McManus, PhD.

Leadership in Tobacco Control: Working Across Populations
Kevin T. Collins, MPA

Assessing Attitudes and Beliefs RegardingTobacco Use among Priority Populations in Arizona: Development of the Arizona Tobacco Control Strategic Plan
Wayne Tormala

Early Childhood Programs Promoting Cessation
Paul Zemann, BA; Sarah Ross-Viles, MPH

A Colorado Model for Tobacco Prevention, Education and Cessation
Jill Bednarek, MSW


Tobacco Monologues
Brandie Flood; Janelle Okorogu

Promoting Rather than Prohibiting: Youth Advocacy in Action
Ashley Herrin, BA

Smoking Habits and Prevention Strategies in Low Socioeconomic Status Populations
Robert Anderson, MA

Tobacco Education and Cessation for Alaskans
Joie Brown

Bringing Evidence Based Research Initiatives to Disparate Groups with Evaluation
Tinesha Peterson, MPH

Innovative Approaches to Reducing Tobacco Use andExposure to Secondhand Smoke Among Low-SES Populations
Craig Mosbaek, MPH; Maureen Rumptz, PhD; Julie Maher, PhD

Using Cessation Interventions and Support to CreateSystems Change
Roger Valdez, MA

The Michigan Initiative to Implement Cancer and Tobacco Control into Health Centers
Lynda Meade, MPA

Making Your Tobacco Program Welcoming for People with Disabilities
Larry Lorenzo, M.Ed; Lisa McNiven, B.A.

Serving Urban American Indians and Low Income Immigrants
Marisa Ramos, MA

How Can Dental Professionals Get Involved
Lavern Holyfield, DDS

Black Caucus of Health Workers of the American Public Health Association: Lessons Learned in Tobacco Control Initiatives
Claude Jacob, MPH

Black Cardiologists are Making a Difference in Tobacco Control
Paul Underwood, MD

Profiles From On the Ground at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Al Richmond, MSW

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