Tag: prevention

REACH Sustainability Fact Sheet

REACH Sustainability REACH Programs work across various types of communities in America including rural areas, urban areas, small towns and tribal communities. Sustainability is at the forefront of REACH programs as it creates momentum to maintain community-wide change by organizing and maximizing community resources. When a community collaborates with local…

REACH Urban Communities Fact Sheet

REACH programs work in urban, rural and tribal communities, especially in underserved areas that lack adequate housing, transportation, health care, and food systems. Lack of access to these systems can lead to physical inactivity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Read about…

SOPHE 2018 Annual Conference presentations – Opioids and HIV

Friday, April 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio Opioid use in the U.S. has been rising steadily since 2007. In 2016, the opioid epidemic claimed more lives than any prior year. As opioid abuse rises, so have the accompanying risky behaviors, i.e., sharing needles and engaging in unprotected sexual activity that…

MMWR | State laws regarding indoor public use, retail sales and prices of e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among youth in the United States. A comprehensive approach to reduce youth initiation of e-cigarette use and population exposure to e-cigarette aerosol that combines state-level strategies coupled with federal regulation could help reduce health risks to young people.  Kenemer, MPH, B.; King,…