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NAATPN Webinar: 50 Years of Addressing Tobacco Use and Cancer Disparities...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

NAATPN Webinar
Topic: 50 Years of Addressing Tobacco Use and Cancer Disparities in the African American Community  

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014  
Time: 2:00 - 3:15 PM, Eastern Daylight Time  

Participants can expect answers to the following questions: 

Tobacco

1. How has tobacco use been addressed in the African American community over the last 50 years (with reference to the 50 Year Anniversary of the Surgeon General's report)? 

2. What are some pressing and new issues for African Americans in tobacco control (menthol, e-cigarettes, hookah, etc.)? 

3. What is the status of the FDA on these issues? 

4. What are some evidenced-based and promising practices that can be implemented at the local level to address these concerns? 

Cancer

1. How has cancer disparities been addressed in the African American community over the last 50 years? 

2. What are some pressing and new issues for African Americans in cancer control (early detection, lifestyle changes, etc.) 

3. What are some evidenced based and promising practices that can be implemented at the local level to address these issues? 

Speakers

Phillip Gardiner, Dr.PH., Gardiner is a Public Health activist, administrator, evaluator and researcher.  For the past 25 years, he has worked on studies ranging from Hypertension, Multiculturalism and AIDS, to Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Diabetes and Smoking.   Throughout his research career, Dr. Gardiner has maintained his community activism to address racial disparities in health, through writing, organizing, evaluating and public speaking.  For the past 15 years, Dr. Gardiner has lectured around the country on African American health disparities generally and menthol smoking in the Black Community, particularly. Dr. Gardiner is an adjunct faculty member at Touro University in Vallejo, a graduate medical college, where he teaches a courses on Health Disparities and on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.  Dr. Gardiner is also the leader of an independent consultation firm, Gardiner & Associates, whose main evaluation work has centered on health disparities.  And lastly, Dr. Gardiner is Co-Chair of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), a group of Black professionals dedicated to fighting the scourge of tobacco impacting the African American community in California and Nationally.

Lovell Jones, PhD,  is currently research faculty at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi.  Upon on his retirement. Dr. Jones became the first dual African American Emeritus Professor in the University of Texas System.  He is professor emeritus in the Department of Health Disparities Research, the Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Science at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and professor emeritus at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. He is the former Director of the joint UT MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Houston Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity & Evaluation Research. Dr. Jones has more than 35 years of experience in addressing minority health and the health of the underserved.

To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F8FTVNX

The dial-in information and webinar link will be sent once you register! If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call Channte Keith at  ckeith@naatpn.org  or 919-680-4000.

Source: National African American Tobacco Prevention Network




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