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Priority Populations

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The County Health Rankings Dashboards, published each year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), provide information about how health is influenced based on the community you live in.

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This post has been archived. Search the OK In the Know directory to find the staff who currently work for this agency.

Meet Jessica B. Chavez! Jessica is the M-POWER Coordinator for the Latino Community Development Agency, Inc. where she works with local clinics in Oklahoma City to create health systems change to increase referrals to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. She is also engaging leaders of the Latino community to advise on a new health initiative. In her spare time, she also serves as a member of the OK In the Know Community Council.

Keep reading to learn more about Jessica’s work and expertise, including  the reason why she might have special insight on your three year old’s behavior. Or, find her in the OK In the Know directory and reach out!

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This post has been archived. Search the OK In the Know directory to find the staff who currently work for this agency.

Meet Luis Hidalgo! He’s serving as a Health Educator at the Latino Community Development Agency, an M-POWER (OSDH/Center) grantee, and a member of the OK in the Know Community Council.

Read on to learn more about Luis, his public health background, how M-POWER is engaging the Latino community in increasing physical activity and staying tobacco free, and his own journey “walking the walk” in healthy living.

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The CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) has compiled a searchable database of examples of best practices for chronic disease prevention from states across the country. See what others around the nation are doing, what types of prevention strategies are working, and how they have been able to impact their target communities.

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Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Success Stories

The CDC has made available a number of updated success stories that highlight the progress made through the REACH program, aimed at improving the health and wellness of racial and ethnic groups across the United States. In communities across the country, REACH is making a difference by improving access to nutritious foods, enhancing places for physical activity, and preventing tobacco use among those most impacted by chronic disease.

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Study published in BMJ Open that explores the impact of graphic cigarette labels with physical harm images on members of American Indian/Alaska Native communities. The researchers found after viewing graphic warning labels participants rated their likelihood of talking about smoking risks to friends, parents and siblings compared to talking to teachers and doctors.

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The articles within the special supplement examine factors behind the disparities in tobacco initiation, current use, and cessation between African Americans and whites. The articles address both youth and adult use; and address use of conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as marijuana. They examine how patterns of tobacco use among African Americans compare with other population subgroups and the US population as whole; the implications of those patterns for African Americans in terms of health effects and disease outcomes; whether different kinds of interventions are warranted, and if so, what types.

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This report is a joint publication of a consortium of organizations working to coordinate efforts around the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health.

The report provides information and resources on specific groups that are disproportionally impacted from the tobacco epidemic (e.g. low SES, minorities, LGBT and those suffering from mental illness).

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