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ANNOUNCEMENT: Next NCPP General Meeting on OCT.30 (3:30PM-5:00PM) (Daly City/Pacifica)

Mark your calendars!

We will be having our next NCPP General Meeting for our Daly City and Pacifica Coalition on October 30, 2013 (WED) from 3:30PM-5:00PM at the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) Office in Room B. Details are on the flyer below.

10.30.2013 NCPP CBP General Meeting

ANNOUNCEMENT: NCPP RBST Kick-Off Meeting 2013

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Please save the date for our upcoming Responsible Beverage Server Training (RBST) Informational Meeting.

When: November 7, 2013 3:30PM-5:00PM
Where: Jefferson Union High School District Office, 699 Serramonte Blvd. Daly City, CA

Please contact Mary Bier (NCPP Consultant) at (510) 364-8438 or at marykbier@gmail.com if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns.

PHOTOS: JUHSD Youth Access Survey Training 10-5-2013

Youth volunteers participated in a Youth Access Survey (YAS) training today.  The training, led by Katrina Socco of Youth Leadership Institute, was designed to enhance the participants’ awareness of how alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) affect various communities.  Upon participating in the activities and reflecting on the questions posed, the youth began to develop a critical consciousness of the importance of their role in shaping change in their environment.  They spent a major portion of the training time reviewing the 2008 Youth Access Survey tool administered in the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD), and engaged in a process of editing to remove, modify, add, and simplify survey questions based on current pop-culture trends and observations.  Youth also learned about the process of proctoring the YAS, and developed a collective identity for their group.  After a period of brainstorming and deliberation, the youth ultimately decided on calling themselves, “Be The Change,” a bold statement of their heartfelt convictions to action-orientedness and civic engagement.

“Be The Change” will receive additional trainings in the near future to engage with adult stakeholders at the students’ respective school in the District.  This training process will prepare the youth to work in tandem with school administrators, teachers, and their peers to collect the survey data.  In a future training, Be The Change will receive guidance on how to enter and analyze survey data to execute the next steps in the YAS process.

Stay tuned for more updates on this important and exciting project!

NCPP Staff would like to give a huge THANK YOU! to all the youth who took the time out of their Saturday to attend today’s training!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tobacco and Its Impact in My Community Photo Contest

The California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program (CDPH/CTCP) is launching “Tobacco and Its Impact in My Community”, a photo contest to promote awareness of how the presence of tobacco is still a problem in our state. Their goal is to showcase images submitted by California students that “tell the story” about tobacco control issues significantly impacting youth and disadvantaged communities. These issues include exposure to secondhand smoke, cigarette butt litter, and tobacco marketing in the retail environment.

As a sponsor of the photo contest, the American Cancer Society, California Division (ACS) is providing $1,000 in cash prizes for the winning photo entries! CDPH/CTCP will announce the photo contest winners during the week of November 18, 2013, to coincide with ACS’ “Great American Smokeout” on November 21st.

Middle and high school-age students are highly recommended to enter because they represent an important age group to engage in anti-tobacco use activities and, in the past, have demonstrated strong participation in similar contests conducted by CDPH. CDPH/CTCP is proud to partner with the California Department of Education, Coordinated School Health and Safety Office, Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Program (TUPE) to promote the photo contest to middle and high schools throughout California. All photo submissions will be exhibited online (this may include the Fight Tobacco Facebook page, the TobaccoFreeCA Facebook page, as well as the CDPH and CTCP websites).

Submit your photos for any of the four following categories!

1. Stores near schools
2. Secondhand smoke (outdoor and indoor)
3. Cigarette butt litter
4. “What’s wrong with this picture?”

Click the image below to download the PDF.

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Click on the image below to download the PDF flyer for information on how to enter, contest requirements, eligibility, prizes, and limitations of liability and release.

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Not sure where to start? Looking for advice on how to take better photos? Click the image below to learn more!Wikihow

Healthy Retailer Project 2013 Video

It’s finally uploaded!  Here is the 10 minute documentary video of our experience doing the Healthy Retailer Project over Summer 2013!  Please watch, share, and let us know what you think!

The Healthy Retailer Project is part of an effort to assess the availability and marketing of alcohol, tobacco, and food products in at least 10,000 stores across the state.  Participants are trained to use an app on their smartphone device to administer the survey, which takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.  Youth volunteers from Teens Making A Change youth council, Terra Nova high school, and San Francisco State University helped conduct 174 surveys in Daly City, Pacifica, South San Francisco, and even SFO International Airport!

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In San Mateo County, three groups participated in data collection efforts:
North County Prevention Partnership
Talauma for Tongans
South County Sheriff’s Activities League

Special Thanks to our partners who provided logistical support and supervision for our youth volunteers:
-Diana Hill from San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services’ Alcohol and Other Drug Services
-Shaunda Scruggs and Megan Griffin from the San Mateo Tobacco Education Coalition
-LisaMarie Miramontes, PhD from the Prevention Research Center
-Andrea Rufo from Project 4PLAY and Project ASAP
-John Bartolome from ODASA

The video footage was shot with an iPhone 5, and edited in iMovie.

 

THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible!!

DFC National Coalition Academy Week 3

DFC Project Coordinator Athila Lambino and Other Substance Abuse (OSA) Organization rep Mary K. Bier joined classmates from coalitions in Nevada, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, Texas, and North Carolina at the National Guard Museum in Dupont, WA once again for the third and final round of the National Coalition Academy, as led by CADCA trainers Dave Shavel and Teresa Bishop.  The week-long training took place from 9/9 to 9/13, and focused on topics such as policy advocacy, and sustainability.  All coalitions were assigned “homework,” which includes creating products such as a community assessment, logic model, strategic and action plans, evaluation plan, and sustainability plan by December 2013.

We’re excited about creating these products with our DFC coalition so that we can move a few steps closer to implementing our strategies for reducing the harm associated with substance use in South San Francisco!

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Link to High-Resolution version of image: HERE 

 
To my coalition colleagues in WRCTC Cohort 6:  
It has been an incredible pleasure and privilege learning and working with all of you in these past 1-3 weeks.  We share many of the same obstacles and challenges in both our professional and personal lives, and yet it is our passion for the work that we do that continues to drive us forward.  I wish all of you the best of luck in working with your coalition in your community, and I’m eager to reconnect with all of you at the CADCA National Leadership Forum in February 2014 to share stories of our progress.  Please stay in touch!
Love, Peace, and Respect for the work you do.
-Athila Lambino