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CDC Launches National Tobacco Education Campaign

On March 15, 2012, CDC launched a 12-week national education campaign on the dangers of tobacco use. This campaign, "Tips from Former Smokers," profiles real persons who are living with the significant adverse health effects of smoking-related diseases, such as stomas, paralysis from stroke, lung removal, heart attack, and limb amputations. The multimedia campaign will include advertisements that will be placed nationally via television, radio, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, billboards, bus stops, and movie theaters. Advertisements will include a prompt for smokers to call 800-QUIT-NOW for free help to quit. Additional information is available at

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LGBT Health Awareness Week March 26 - 29, 2012

In recognition of National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health Awareness Week, March 26th - 30th, SAMHSA is highlighting some of the activities they have engaged in that align with this year’s theme “Come Out for Health”. First it is important to recognize that many LGBT individuals face discrimination in admission and health insurance policies, ill-prepared providers, fear of harassment or privacy concerns, and client information collection and reporting processes that are not LGBT-inclusive.

SAMHSA is making a difference through their LGBT-targeted efforts. Just a few of those efforts include encouraging States to consider LGBT needs in administering their SAMHSA Block Grants resources, promoting a sexual and gender minority focus in funding announcements where it is appropriate, supporting creation of sexual orientation questions for HHS national surveys, and providing ongoing leadership to help stop bullying of LGBT youth that includes significant participation in the development of the LGBT section for StopBullying. gov, a major resource for helping victims, potential victims and their families, and for raising public awareness.

SAMHSA encourages you to observe National LGBT Health Awareness week by increasing your knowledge of behavioral health issues effecting these populations and promoting understanding of those issues within your communities. For more information about what SAMHSA is doing for LGBT communities, go to and search on “LGBT”. For information on ordering SAMHSA products focused on LGBT, go to the SAMHSA store.  Additional SAMHSA and SAMHSA-funded products targeting LGBT individuals are:

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Upcoming Events

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST)
Training on the Science and Application of Prevention
March 26, 2012 - Thursday, March 29, 2012
Yakima, WA
To register Deadline has been extended!

Sixth Annual Providers Conference
Celebrating Abstinence-Based Treatment
April 19-20, 2012
Lynnwood, WA
More information

Essentials for Health Reform: Using Networks to Implement and Improve EHRs and Other HIT
April 19, 2012
Lynnwood, WA
More information

20th Annual Children’s Justice Conference
Shining the Light on Children
May 14 - 15, 2012
Seattle, WA
To register

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Also of Interest

Wednesday, April the 25th from 11:30-2:30 Bellevue College will be having their 2nd annual resource fair on campus as part of an all-day Drug Awareness Event.

CESAR Publishes Report Warning of Emerging Epidemic of Buprenorphine Misuse

During this hour-long program, Drug Dependent Newborns, see how doctors, nurses, and other professionals treat these tiny addicts and why it is so expensive and time-consuming.




        March 20, 2012

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