Tobacco in Rural America: Reports from the Field

National webinar

The purpose of this webinar is to educate and increase knowledge on community and local health department successes and challenges of current rural tobacco prevention and control efforts throughout the United States. This webinar will also provide examples of rural tobacco education and cessation methods and recommendations for advancing tobacco initiatives in the future. This webinar will feature speakers from National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and Cutler Institute to discuss two recent rural tobacco health reports Tobacco Control Efforts in Rural America: Perspectives from Local Health Departments and Advancing Tobacco Prevention and Control in Rural America.

Date and Time

Aug 6, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Target Audience

Local health departments, rural communities, community-based organizations, national organizations, local and state tobacco coalitions.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
a) Understand the landscape of tobacco use in rural America;
b) Have increased knowledge of rural LHD initiatives relating to tobacco, electronic nicotine delivery devices, and increased prevention and cessation methods;
c) Have increased knowledge about the resources and tools needed by rural LHDs to support the facilitation of evidence-informed tobacco control interventions now and in the future.

Organizational Speakers

1. Melanie Ruhe and Stephanie Weiss, NACCHO
2. Chris Kinabrew, National Network of Public Health Institutes
3. Martha Elbaum, Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine
4. Erika Ziller, Ph.D. Public Health at the Muskie School at the University
of Southern Maine

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