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SelfMade Health Network Leadership Selected as Board Member for Counter Tools

We are proud to share that  SelfMade Health Network’s Director Dwana Calhoun, has been selected to serve as a Board Member for Counter Tools.  Dwana is looking forward to sharing her expertise implementing strategies that drive cancer prevention and tobacco cessation among communities with low socioeconomic populations, in support of the Counter Tools mission.

Counter Tools is nonprofit focused on ensuring every person, without qualification, has the opportunity to live a healthy life in a healthy and equitable place.  Using evidence-based models of change, Counter Tools builds capacity and helps make communities healthier through training and technical assistance.    Counter Tobacco.org, a resource focused on counteracting tobacco product sales and marketing at the retail point of sale, is a  flagship project of the Counter Tools organization.    To see a full list of Counter Tool’s leadership team, visit https://countertools.org/our-team.

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Request for Applications – SMHN wants to partner with Tobacco Prevention and Control Programs

SelfMade Health Network is seeking to fund 2 State Tobacco Prevention and Control Program’s efforts to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke and support smoke-free policies in multi-unit housing areas with populations of vulnerable communities and those with low socioeconomic status. The full funding announcement can be downloaded here.   Submission deadline is May 18, 2018 at 5pm Eastern.

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SelfMade Health Network and Meharry Medical College Address Disparities

Meharry Medical College’s work on building public-private partnerships to address breast cancer disparities among African-American populations was highlighted at ACCR’s 2017 Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and Medically Underserved Conference.

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University of KY receives acclaim for work in lung cancer prevention and survivorship

Congrats to PAF’s RRLO partner – University of Kentucky. The poster “Lung Cancer Prevention and Survivorship is Good Business: Unifying Communities and Industries for Better Health” was accepted for presentation at ACCR’s 2017 Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and Medically Underserved Conference.

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New CDC publication shows deaths from cancer higher in rural America compared to other areas.

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State-based AONN+ Nurse Navigator Networks List

Connect with state-specific nurse navigator and oncology nurse networks

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Webinar: Wisconsin Nicotine Treatment Integration Project

Wisconsin’s Nicotine Cessation: A webinar series that explains project mission and tobacco integration activity underway

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WV Tobacco-Free Pregnancy Initiative

West Virginia’s Tobacco Cessation for Pregnant Mothers Program

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Ohio Shares Plan for Eliminating Infant Mortality Disparities

Ohio Commission on Minority Health’s From Data to Action white paper

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New infographics and resources are posted and ready to share with partners, colleagues and community stakeholders

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SelfMade Health Network announces inaugural members of its Leadership Council

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Tips for communities, healthcare providers and government officials to share Asian Smoker Quitlines

Making the Most out of Existing Organizations: How to Use a Quitline

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