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HHS REGION X YOUTH and TOBACCO TOWN HALL: University of Washington, Kane Hall Seattle, Washington June 14, 2012

Draft Agenda

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 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration/Name Tags
 
Chandra Champion, Contractor, American Institute for Research, Silver Spring, MD

Keith Arnett, Executive Assistant, Region X HHS, Seattle, WA

Patricia Atwater, Student, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Paula Kett, Student, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome/Introductions
 
RADM Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, Regional Health Administrator, Region X, HHS

Mary Selecky, Secretary of Health, Washington State Department of Health

Howard Frumkin, MD, MPH, DrPH, Dean, University of Washington, School of Public


 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Plenary Sessions

 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

RADM Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, Regional Health Administrator, Region X, HHS (Moderator and Plenary Chair)

VADM Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, Surgeon General, USPHS

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults:
A Report of the Surgeon General

 9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Tim McAfee, MD, MPH, Director, CDC Office on Smoking and Health

Smoke Salmon, Not Tobacco! What We All Must Do to End
the Tobacco Epidemic


 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Lawrence Deyton, MD, MSPH, Director, FDA Center for Tobacco Products

FDA’s Action Agenda for Tobacco Product Regulation


 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Break


 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Conversation with the Surgeon General — Young People’s Thoughts on Reducing Tobacco Use

 

VADM Regina M. Benjamin MD, MBA, Surgeon General, USPHS

Kate Cole, MPH, Coordinator, Tobacco Studies Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, (Moderator and Panel Chair)

Rachel Gulanes, Student, Unalaska City High School, Unalaska, AK

Josh Buehler, Student, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Jesse Youckton, Chehalis Tribe, Olympia, WA

Danielle Salinas, Student, Shelton High School, Shelton, WA

Adele Argaitchiaq Solski, Lathrop High School Graduate, Inupiaq Eskimo, Fairbanks, AK

General Discussion

 11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Box LUNCH


 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Tobacco Free Campuses

 

Goal: Raise awareness about the impact of smoke-free environments on reducing tobacco use among youth and young adults and provide guidance on implementation of tobacco-free college and university campus policies.

Howard Frumkin, MD, MPH, Dr PH, Dean, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Seattle, WA (moderator)

Abigail Halperin, MD, MPH, Senior Lecturer, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Seattle, WA (Panel Chair)

Clifford E. Douglas, JD, Director University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network,Ann Arbor, MI

Paula Staight, MS, Director of Health Promotion, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Josh Buehler, Student, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Bob Williamson, MA, VP for Administrative Services, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

General Discussion


 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. American Indian/Alaska Native Youth and Commercial Tobacco Use

 

Goal: Bring awareness of high rates of tobacco use among AI/AN Youth and discuss innovative approaches in prevention and cessation

Steve Kutz, Cowlitz Tribal Council and Delegate of the American Indian Health Commission for Washington State (Moderator)

Jan Ward-Olmstead, Health Policy Consultant, American Indian Health Commission for Washington State (Panel Chair)

Jesse Youckton, Chehalis Tribe, Olympia, WA

Diane Sekaquaptewa, Yakama Tribe, WA

Heidi Helms, Community Health Representative, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, LowerUmpqua and Siuslaw Indians, Oregon

Adele Argaitchiaq Solski, Lathrop High School Graduate, Inupiaq Eskimo, Fairbanks, Alaska

General Discussion

 3:30 – 3:15 p.m. Break


 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Alternative Forms of Tobacco Use

 

Goal: Increase knowledge on alternative forms of tobacco; provide concrete examples of how advocates can combat these products

Molly Ryan Reece, MPH, Communities Putting Prevention to Work Project Officer, Public Health Seattle & King County, Seattle, WA, (Moderator and Panel Chair)

Beverly May, MPA, Regional Advocacy Director, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Sandy, UT

Rachel Gulanes, Student, Unalaska City High School, Unalaska, AK

Lisa Sharp, Prevention Program Coordinator, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA

Jill Thompson, Principal and CEO, The Rede Group, Portland, OR

General Discussion


 4:30 – 4:40 p.m. Summary/Closing
 
RADM Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, Regional Health Administrator, HHS Region X