Training & Events

Igniting a Spark: Tips for Building Impactful Campaigns with Limited Funding Webinar

Jan 01, 1970 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

CADCA is pleased to present a new, free webinar, “Igniting a Spark: Tips for Building Impactful Campaigns with Limited Funding.” The webinar will explore how to develop and implement campaigns to reduce tobacco use in rural and frontier communities. The presenters will also discuss how coalitions can apply cost-effective strategies to sustain campaign visibility overtime using social media mechanisms, resources from national tobacco prevention campaigns and other nonconventional mediums.
 At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:
  • Identify at least one best practice strategy for sustaining campaign visibility
  • Describe some of the challenges and benefits to creating campaigns in rural communities
  • Recognize the importance of local partnerships and identify a new nonconventional partner
About the Experts:
Travis Helmondollar, MS, CTTS, is the Director of the Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Network. In this role, Mr. Helmondollar provides tobacco education, cessation, and prevention services throughout southern West Virginia. The Network is an initiative of Community Connections, Inc.

With nearly 15 years of experience in tobacco control initiatives, Mr. Helmondollar is well-versed in community activism, program development, public health marketing, and sustainability. Mr. Helmondollar holds a master’s degree in management from Walden University and is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist through the MayoClinic.

Bithiah Lafontant, MPH, is program manager with the FHI 360 Social Marketing and Communication Department and serves as a member of CDC’s Division of Community Health (DCH) Communication Team. With more than a decade of experience in public health and communication, Ms. Lafontant provides technical assistance to DCH awardees on a range of communication topics including communication planning, message development, and spokesperson training.
Prior to joining FHI 360, Ms. Lafontant worked as a communications specialist for both the American Public Health Association and the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Ms. Lafontant holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For more information about the webinar, please contact Colleen Hopkins, CADCA Tobacco Prevention Senior Associate, at, 703-706-0560, Ext. 260 or 1-800-54-CADCA, Ext. 260.