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December 2020

Tobacco Prevention in the Lens of COVID-19: New Opportunities and Strategies

December 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

COVID-19 has drastically shifted the focus of public health priorities, but tobacco prevention and control remains a key focus area for many states. Recent trends demonstrate a strong link between tobacco use and heightened COVID-19 transmission risk. It is essential that public health professionals examine ways to integrate tobacco control efforts into the new landscape that COVID-19 has created. Join ASTHO for a virtual session that will bring together expert panelists to discuss new opportunities and strategies for tobacco prevention…

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program Webinar Series: Suicide Prevention – (#378) Widening the Lens: Oppression Theory, Intersectionality and BIPOC Identity

December 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In this webinar, we will present a model for oppression theory to understand the manifestations of oppression that get played out on multiple levels. Building on this theory, we will address intersectionality or the ways that oppressions are compounded and interconnected in people‚Äôs experience, including their mental health. We will also explore a model for BIPOC racial identity development and how the process of identity development shapes the ways that BIPOC interact with, counter, and survive dominant systems, institutions, and…

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