The theme for this year’s summit, Healthy Communities for All, plans to unite adults and youth to engage in local and statewide tobacco-free prevention and educational efforts. Teens across the state will also have the opportunity to come together, build new relationships and engage in activities to promote a tobacco-free Alaska. With in-depth discussions on policy, advocacy, and current events, we are excited for Alaskans to come together for 2017’s ATCA Summit.
RurAL CAP is offering a limited number of youth scholarships to travel and participate in the youth track at Summit. This scholarship covers the cost of Summit registration, travel, lodging and meals for one youth and a chaperone. Applications are due 5pm Friday, March 31, 2017.
Cardiovascular Health Effects of Nicotine and Marijuana SHS
ATCA Teen Ambassador Panel
Supporting Implementation of HUD’s Smokefree Housing Rule
Recapping the 2016 Smokefree Alaska State Fair
– Building Community
Friday, April 28
Health Related Risks from Thirdhand Smoke
Tribal Tobacco Control Based in PSE Strategies
University of Alaska Tobacco-Free Policy Post-Implementation
Tobacco Treatment Best Practices & Tribal Health Organizations
Nicotine Addiction Snapshot
Alaska Native/American Indian Genetics and Tobacco Cessation
State Underage Sales Enforcement
– Tobacco 101 Round Robin
– Telling Your Story
– Public Speaking 101
Saturday, April 29
Inside the Dark Side
Youth Advocacy, Civic Engagement & Policy
Scientific Analysis of SHS by the Tobacco Industry
Policy-Maker Panel Discussion
– Addiction: It’s All in Your Brain
Teen Ambassador Community Activity
– Youth Track
Suzyann Schick, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Victor DeNoble, Hissho, Inc.
Michael Patterson, CDC Tips Campaign
Kris Rhodes, American Indian Cancer Foundation
ATCA Teen Ambassadors
American Lung Association in Alaska
University of Alaska Anchorage
Charlene Apok, Southcentral Foundation
Diana Redwood, ANTHC
Leah Neff Warner, SEARHC
Joe Darnell, State of Alaska DHSS
Emily Nenon, ACS CAN
The ATCA Tobacco Summit Workgroup plans the annual statewide tobacco prevention and control summit. It is composed of four committees: content; hosting; youth; and awards. The content committee plans the summit agenda, recruits speakers and arranges their travel and lodging accommodations. The hosting committee works with local businesses and community members to plan special activities designed to add local flavor to the summit. The youth committee plans fun activities designed to foster advocacy among youth and increase their participation in ATCA and the summit. The awards committee solicits and reviews nominations for the Paving the Way Awards, which are awarded to state and local champions in the fight against tobacco use and secondhand smoke.
If you are interested in helping plan the annual summit, please consider joining the Summit Planning Workgroup. Contact ATCA for more information.