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April 2015 Meeting Recap
Our spring membership meeting was held at Lansing Community College West on April 17. If you were unable to attend, you missed some great information!
We were honored to have students from the University of Michigan School of Public Health do a presentation on the Tobacco 21 initiative. This presentation was part of their final project for a class. Not only did they get experience presenting their findings on Tobacco 21, but our members gained knowledge about the initiative.
Lena Gray and Alison Nix from the University of Michigan MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Services also presenting on an upcoming opportunity to become a tobacco treatment specialist. A training will be held in October of this year, and information was presented regarding the details.
Mosquito Awards were also presented to Orlando Todd, MDHHS Tobacco Section Manager, and the MDHHS Tobacco Section. We appreciate all the work they do to help reduce tobacco use in Michigan!
Our next meeting will be held in July at the Hannah Community Center.
October 2014 Meeting Recap
We held our annual membership meeting for TFM on October 3 this year and had an excellent turnout! We have lots to report!
There was a great turnout at this meeting. Lydia Ahlum Hanson from Affirmations presented findings from LGBT focus groups regarding tobacco issues. We were lucky to be one of the first groups to receive the report filled with valuable information for our members!
Hilary Baca from National Jewish Health was also on hand to talk about the Michigan Quitline - how it works, new programs and successes. We were fortunate to have her in Michigan from Colorado!
Our Mosquito Award recipient for October was Cindy Lanning Burch from Kent County. Nominated by Sharon Briggs from Cherry Street Health Services, Cindy "is a perfect example of how one person can make a difference. Without her support and guidance the Tobacco Free Living Committee would have had a lot harder time with the requirements of this grant."
Last, but not least, we held elections for the TFM Board of Directors. Elected to the board were DeBorah Borden from Washtenaw County Health Department, Ann Goldon from Genesee County Health Department, Ricki Torsch from Macomb County Health Department, Lisa Danto from Traverse Bay Area Tobacco Coalition, Rhonda Rudolph from the Jackson County Health Department and Chris Franklin from American Indian Veterans of Michigan. Congratulations and welcome to the board!