A GHEA Perspective of National Public Health Week

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Keith Vensey, MBA, MPH, Director Geographic-Health Equity Alliance Director April 4th – 10th is National Public Health Week (NPHW), led by the American Public Health Association (APHA) to recognize the contribution of public health and highlight issues that are important to...

Provision of Technical Assistance

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Iowa Department of Public Health’s Division of Tobacco Use and Prevention Training 1 of 3       This webinar is one of three that has been developed by CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance and National Coalition Institute to provide coalitions (grantees)...

New Rural Cancer Health Publication Released

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GHEA and its partners at the Wake Forest School of Medicine recently released Call to Action: Addressing Rural Cancer Health Disparities. Rural Americans are a population group that experiences significant health disparities. Primary factors driving these disparities include a...

GHEACast — Driving Tobacco and Cancer Off the Map

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  A New Podcast Series Brought to You By GHEA   The Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) is proud to launch their podcast series GHEACast: Driving Tobacco and Cancer Off the Map.  This multi-segment series provides a platform that discusses public health,...

Tobacco, Fast Food & Schools

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Heather D’Angelo, PhD and her colleagues from the Gillings School of Public Health, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, recently connected the dots between tobacco outlets (TO), fast food restaurants (FFR), and their proximity to schools in their recently-published...

Change is in the Air: Making Public Housing Smoke-Free

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Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been advocating for a smoke-free policy in all of its public housing facilities. In November 2015, HUD issued a proposed rule which would prohibit lit tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, and pipes) in...

Coalitions Work and Social Change Happens

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a state’s tobacco control program cannot be considered truly comprehensive unless coalitions within individual communities are created to actively advocate for policy change. Coalitions improve the efforts of a...

Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Fortunately, there is an effective means of prevention, through one of several relatively simple CRC screening tests. Although CRC screening...

Success Story – Tips From Former Smokers

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The Geographic Health Equity Alliance and Community Connections, a West Virginia based coalition, partnered to advance tobacco cessation mass-reach health communications by leveraging the nationally-based Tips from Former Smokers campaign (TIPS) to create a culturally competent,...