Tobacco Control and Prevention Community of Practice
SOPHE has established a CoP on Tobacco Prevention and Control to engage SOPHE members to dialogue and share about effective methods, policies, and programs for preventing and controlling tobacco use.
Members are encouraged to share their expertise and resources for addressing areas such as tobacco use among youth, racial and ethnic disparities related to tobacco, successful methods for smoking cessation, and policy changes that impact access to tobacco products and exposure to second hand smoke.
Click here to Join SOPHE’s Tobacco Control Prevention and Control CoP, enter your SOPHE username and password on the right side Log In area, then click on the tab on the top labeled “SOPHE’s CoPs,” and scroll down to the Tobacco Control and Prevention CoP.
Once you join, you can share resources and links, initiate discussions, and dialogue with other SOPHE members. You also can click the “Subscribe” link on the top right to receive email notifications of new posts, resources, or messages.
Prevention to Work Teams (P2W)
The SOPHE CPPW staff is currently working with a group of P2W experts to provide our CPPW communities with addition resources. Our P2W experts have knowledge in tobacco policy, smoking cessation, youth tobacco prevention, and advocacy. We hope our P2W will be helpful in sustaining our tobacco prevention efforts with our CPPW communities.
Our P2W Experts:
Pat Stieg, MA, CHES
Prevention Minnesota Community Initiatives Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota-Center for Prevention
(phone) 651-662-3628 (email) firstname.lastname@example.org Patrick is a certified health education specialist (CHES), who received a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead in community health education and a master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in health promotion. He currently serves as the Prevention Minnesota Community Initiatives Manager within the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. He has been a member of SOPHE for the past 20 years. Previously Patrick served as the Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator at the Dakota County Public Health Department (MN) for 11 years, with a focus on policy, systems, and environmental changes. Areas of emphasis included tobacco use, physical inactivity, and unhealthy eating. He worked on these issues for 12 years for the American Heart Association at the state and national levels, as well with the South Dakota Department of Health. A variety of tobacco prevention and control policy issues has been a key component of Patrick’s professional and volunteer work for the past 17 years, at the municipal, county, state, and national levels. He has served on the board of directors for the Association of Nonsmokers-Minnesota for the past eight years. He has also served as a voice for public health as a resident-member of both his local municipal and county park boards for the past nine years.
Nancy K. Johnson, BS, CHES
Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Specialist
Truman State University
(phone) 660-988-2090 (email) email@example.com Nancy has a bachelor’s of science degree in health science from Truman State University and is a certified health education specialist (CHES) with five years of tobacco prevention, cessation, and policy experience at the local and state level. Nancy is currently the Tobacco Control Project Manager for a Missouri Foundation for Health - Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Initiative Grant awarded to Truman State University. Her work includes educating and advocating for smoke-free environments/policies and facilitating tobacco cessation classes for Northeast Missouri residents. She is a Campus-Community Alliances for Smoke-free Environments (CASE) mentor and a member of the Tobacco Free Missouri and Breathe Easy Kirksville Coalitions.
Jaime Love, M.Ed., CHES
Hamilton County General Health District
(phone) 513-946-7810 (email) Jaime.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaime is a health educator with Hamilton County Public Health where she has worked since 2002. She is currently focused on chronic disease prevention working on the Strategic Alliance for Health grant project - WeTHRIVE! The project utilizes policy, systems, and environmental change strategies in the community and school settings. Jaime previously served as the Coordinator of the Hamilton County Tobacco-Free Partnership, the Hamilton County Safe Communities Coalition, and the Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force which included being responsible for the coordination and implementation of tobacco-control and injury prevention efforts in Hamilton County.
She is president of the Ohio Society for Public Health Education and a certified health education specialist. In 2009 she served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati teaching a graduate-level course in grant writing. Jaime received her master’s of education degree in health promotion and education at the University of Cincinnati and her BS in health fitness at Central Michigan University.
Please feel free to use the P2Ws as a resource if you have tobacco related question on policy, advocacy, or prevention. If you are interested in becoming a P2W, please contact email@example.com.