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Tobacco and Obesity Committee meetings scheduled!

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Tobacco Use Prevention Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 1; 10am – 12pm
American Heart Association

The Alliance Tobacco-Use Prevention Committee will hold a meeting at the American Heart Association on Tuesday, December 1, from 10am to 12pm.

This meeting will include a brief wrap-up of the outcomes related to tobacco control policy from the 2015 legislative session, as well as an update on prospects for NCAH funding for tobacco-use prevention work in the 2016 legislative short session. In addition, we hope to consider and vote on NCAH’s 2016 tobacco control legislative priorities. We encourage all of our tobacco-use prevention focused partners to attend and contribute to the conversation!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by November 24 to Morgan Wittman Gramann.


Obesity Prevention Committee Meeting
Monday, January 11; 1:30pm – 3:30pm
American Heart Association

The Alliance Obesity Prevention Committee will hold a meeting at the American Heart Association on Monday, January 11, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

This meeting will include a brief update on NCAH activities following the last NCAH Obesity Prevention Committee meeting on August 31, with a focus on our healthy food access work, including an update on the activities proposed in NCAH’s year 3 grant application to Voices for Health Kids.

In addition, we hope to hold discussion and a possible vote on the NCAH 2016 obesity priorities for the coming short session. We encourage all of our obesity-focused partners to attend and contribute to the conversation!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Morgan Wittman Gramann by December 18.


Quarterly Membership Meeting
Monday, December 7; 1:30pm – 3:30 pm
American Heart Association

Please join us for the Alliance quarterly membership meeting Monday, December 7 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the American Heart Association. A proposed agenda as well as minutes from the October membership meeting will be sent prior to the meeting.

This meeting will include possible votes on the Alliance’s 2016 tobacco-use prevention policy priorities and an update on NCAH’s year 3 grant application to Voices for Healthy Kids concerning our expected work for the 2016 short session.

In addition, we will hear a follow-up presentation from Ann Staples concerning her Master’s student thesis on restaurant and bar owners experience with the smoke-free law and their interest in additional policies. Ann’s presentation will include comments that range from “Love the smoke-free law” to hateful comments that continued on the back of the survey envelope, and the policy lessons learned. Ann will share her analysis of the content of all the written comments.

rob@idriveroi.comTobacco and Obesity Committee meetings scheduled!