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|An Overview: Keys to Successful Local Smoke-Free Laws or Regulations Passage and Implementation Progress in Kentucky||
Starting on page 15 of document: article by Stephen W. Wyatt, DMD, MPH; W.R. Maynard, MBA; Katie Bathje, MA; Jennifer Redmond, DrPH published in Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association. Discussion of the passage of smoke-free laws/ordinances in Kentucky, including successful characteristics, impact, and progress.
|Assessing the Use of Agent-Based Models for Tobacco Regulation||
Since 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has had broad regulatory authority over tobacco products and has used models as one tool to guide policy. Recently, FDA has been exploring the usefulness of a particular modeling approach—agent-based models (ABMs)—to inform its policy decisions.
ABMs are computational models used to examine how individual elements, or agents, of a system behave as a function of in¬dividual characteristics, the environment, and interactions with each other. Each agent interacts with other agents based on a set of rules and within an environment specified by the modeler, which leads to a set of specific aggre¬gate outcomes, some of which may be unexpected. With these capabilities, ABMs have the potential to provide a deeper understanding of complex behaviors and interactions of diverse individuals and their environment, and to inform policy making.
FDA asked IOM to convene a committee to provide guidance on using ABMs to improve the effect of tobacco control policy on public health and to review an ABM developed for use by FDA. In the resulting report, Assessing the Use of Agent-Based Models for Tobacco Regulation, the committee describes the complex tobacco environment; discusses the usefulness of ABMs to inform tobacco policy and regulation; presents an evaluation framework for policy-relevant ABMs; examines the role and type of data needed to develop ABMs for tobacco policy; provides an assessment of the ABM developed for FDA; and offers strategies for using ABMs to inform decision making in the future. The report also includes lessons learned from public health and other disciplines to offer guidance on maximizing model credibility and building suitable models for policy making.
|Breast Cancer Legal Resources Guide: Washington State||
The purpose of the Guide is to serve as an educational and informational tool for women and their families facing breast cancer. It is meant to be a resource guide to help them identify and acknowledge the important legal and medical issues that may arise. The resource guide will also help identify local, state and national legal resources available to women facing breast cancer.
|Broken Promises to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 14 Years Later||
The report, titled “Broken Promises to Our Children,” was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. Issued annually, the report assesses whether states have kept their promise to use their tobacco settlement funds – estimated to total $246 billion over the first 25 years – to fight tobacco use. The states also collect billions more each year from tobacco taxes.
|Brown Cigarettes Report: Building the case for tax equalization of other tobacco products||
This report documents how inconsistent pricing strategies threaten the health of our youth and the health of our people. This report educates consumers about the harms of such products and ways to close the current loopholes the tobacco industry uses.
|Building Community Resilience: Policy and Advocacy Guide||
The BCR Policy Guide is intended to assist you and your organization in becoming effective policy advocates and educators. We provide guidance to help you identify and act on policy opportunities that will ultimately prevent and mitigate the Pair of ACEs and build community resilience to help children, families and communities thrive.
|Building Healthier Communities Through Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Change||
Adopting a Policy, Systems & Environmental (PSE) change approach can help public health advocates create sustainable, comprehensive measures to improve community health. PSE can enrich and expand the reach of current health preventive efforts and engage diverse stakeholders around the goal of improving health. But how can PSE approaches be integrated with nutrition education and social marketing activities to increase access to and consumption of healthier foods? What are characteristics of successful policy, systems, and environmental change approaches?
This webinar provides an introduction to best practices for how health advocates can implement PSE approaches, present inspiring case studies from California and beyond.
The webinar was presented in partnership with Network for a Healthy California.
|Cancer Moonshot Task Force Report||
The report consists of a detailed set of findings and recommendations to accelerate our understanding of cancer and its prevention, early detection, and treatment. CDC was one of the Cancer Moonshot Taskforce partners working to make sure fewer people get cancer.
The Vice President unveiled a new set of federal, private sector, and joint public-private actions to advance the goals of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force. CDC’s renewal of its commitment to the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable for an additional 5 years, which will include increased state-level support for this effort, was highlighted.
The Roundtable, managed by the American Cancer Society, will bring together immunization and cancer prevention stakeholders to provide education, outreach, and training to the public and to health care providers. The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable will be working to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates by decreasing missed opportunities, raising awareness about the importance of vaccinating girls and boys at age 11 and 12, and maximizing access to, and opportunities for, vaccination.
|CCC Talk: Incorporating Policy, System, Environmental Approaches into Your CCC Coalition Efforts||
These slides by Tiffini N. Mulder, MPH, CDC Program Consultant, gives an overview of the definition and concept of policy, system and environmental change (PSE) and 1017-funded programs. It describes the stages of coalition and PSE change development, gives an example of a physical activity and nutrition and tobacco cessation PSE interventions. This was presented at the CCC Workshop in August, 2013.
|CCC Talk: Innovative Partners for Change: Systems Change Through Businesses as CCC Partners||
These slides by John N. Dorman, Jr., the Exective Director of CEO Cancer Gold Standard describes the "Five Pillars" of the organization: 1. Tobacco use, 2. Nutrition, 3. Physical activity, 4. Prevention, screening and early detection, and 5. Access to quality cancer treatment and clinical trials and gives examples of successful partnerships with businesses to enhance their efforts. These slides were presented at the CCC Workshop in September, 2012.