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This CYAN Statewide Youth Advocacy Conference strives to strengthen youth engagement in local tobacco control advocacy efforts by providing young people with training on a variety of skills and topics related to coalition development, public speaking, and working with decision makers. In addition, participants will learn about current and emerging tobacco issues.
The 2019 conference will be held at the Point Bonita YMCA in Marin County. Registration for this event will open in April 2019.
Earth Day is on April 22nd and campuses across the state will be hosting events during Earth Week to raise awareness about the devastating consequences to our environment of tobacco growing, curing, and use. CYAN offers free support and resources to any college campus that would like to host an event and raise awareness on their campus. By registering with CYAN for Earth Day, campuses will receive: free tote bags to give to students on campus, free Event Turnkey Kit with event ideas and forms, free educational materials (posters) to post around campus, and free cigarette butt pickup event protocols and forms.
Registration will Open February 2019
The Earth Day Turnkey Kit provides a collection of ideas for hosting an event on campus. The Turnkey Kit includes sample media such as a news advisory, press release, and advertisements; Earth Day event ideas; cigarette butt litter cleanup tips; and other resources to support your campus event.
Earth Day Turnkey Kit - Full PDF
We encourage all campuses to host Cigarette Butt Pickup Events in the weeks leading up to Earth Day. Collected butts can be displayed in a clear, smell-proof container at your event. If you've collected and saved butts over the years, your display can show your campus community the progress that you've made over the years. If this is your first time collecting butts, your display will show your campus that there is a problem that needs to be addressed.
By using CYAN's Cigarette Butt Pickup Event Protocol each year, you will be able to accurately compare your results year after year. In addition, your data will be combined with campuses across the state to learn more about the impact of smoke and tobacco-free policies as well as the effectiveness of different implementation and enforcement strategies.
Send your data in by March 30th and your campus will be entered to win $50 worth of gift cards. Ten, $5 gift cards will be sent to the winners so that they can distribute the cards to any staff or volunteers that helped with the event. Five winners will be drawn on May 1st.
Data must entered into the Data Collection Form that is provided in the Kit.
Youth Quest is an annual event hosted by CYAN to celebrate and promote youth advocacy in tobacco control. Youth Quest provides an opportunity for youth advocates to demonstrate their commitment to a tobacco-free California, learn about current tobacco control efforts, and build their advocacy skills by sharing their local work with legislators.
Details for the 2019 event will be available in late 2018.
Discover different ways to think about and to measure smoke and tobacco-free policy success on a college campus. Learn about the different phases of policy implementation, how to identify which phase your campus is in and how to move your campus to the next phase. Participants will come away from the webinar with a "basic" data collection plan that includes measurement tools for assessing: 1. Campus efforts, 2. Whether the efforts are working, and 3. If the policy is having the impacts that advocates were hoping for.
Recording is available at https://youtu.be/tbexU5pQZ2g
CYAN through Project UNIFORM supports events to encourage tobacco-free lives. Providing tobacco cessation services and resources to support tobacco-free living is one way to show appreciation to active duty service members and Veterans for their service.
Who Project UNIFORM Provides Materials To
Project UNIFORM is able to support Through With Chew Week events hosted in California. These events or activities may be hosted by military installations, health care clinics, college campuses, community organizations and coalitions, and other agencies or groups seeking to provide tobacco prevention and cessation information to military community members.
What Project UNIFORM Offers
We are able to provide participating installations, colleges, organizations, and groups with free smokeless tobacco quit kits, electronic media, and print resources.
Quit Kits contain items and information to support a person who uses smokeless tobacco in making a quit attempt. These materials encourage behavior change and participation in location tobacco-free activities.
Print resources, including quit cards, post cards, posters, and flyers are also available. Military-specific resources can be requested when registering for the event. Additional educational materials can be ordered by submitting an Educational Materials form to CYAN. These materials are available year-round to promote cessation in local military communities.
Event Toolkit, which includes information about the problem of tobacco use in the military event ideas and activities, sample media, and tobacco cessation resources.
Cessation resources are also available from the California Smokers’ Helpline. An assortment of cessation materials such as the 1-800-NO-BUTTS gold card, Helpline brochures, and fact sheets are available for order or download at www.nobutts-catalog.org.
Registration for this event is closed, please check back for updates.
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The 2019 Tobacco-Free Colleges Conference will be held on January 8th and 9th at the California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles.
The conference is free and open to students, staff, safety officers, and faculty from public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the state, as well as volunteers and staff from organizations that have a stake in tobacco control. The Conference will provide information and opportunities to attendees to be able to address tobacco issues and policy compliance on campus and reduce tobacco use rates among campus communities.
Photovoice is a powerful engagement, evaluation, and advocacy tool. This webinar will highlight what to do after the pictures have been taken. The session will explore having facilitated discussions with community members, problem identification, and linking community pictures with advocacy tactics.
The second session of this series prepares tobacco control staff on techniques for recruiting and training youth and adult volunteers to participate in Photovoice activities. Staff will learn the necessary steps for planning and facilitating Photovoice projects that equip participants to capture pictures, frame community problems from their own point of view, and promote community discussion of their exhibit.
Photovoice is an excellent tool for engaging youth and adult partners in exploring, documenting, and addressing community problems. This webinar provides an overview of what Photovoice is, discussed the history and framework of Photovoice, and shared why it’s useful in partnering with community members to solve tobacco-related problems.
In recent years, California has seen an increase in the adoption and implementation of 100% smoke/tobacco-free college policies. As these policies are being implemented, it's important to identify strategies for ensuring the policies are working on campus. Recognizing challenges with sustaining policy compliance, CYAN has created three new smoke/tobacco-free policy compliance interventions.
Learn about various enforcement strategies, get answers to your questions about using citations, and learn about policy maintenance strategies that colleges across the state are using to keep their campuses free from tobacco, years after their smoke/tobacco-free policies have gone into effect.
Are you interested in moving your campus towards a tobacco-free policy? Join us to learn about the different paths to tobacco-free policy adoption on college campuses. What should you do if your campus administration is unsupportive of a policy? Are you having problems with gaining union support on campus? Have you come up against an unsupportive Faculty Senate? What should your policy recommendation look like? Join this webinar to learn strategies to deal with all of these potential roadblocks and to hear stories of how different campuses have tackled these issues.