(Top left to right: Dr. Diamond Hanson and Dr. Jasmine Zapata. Bottom left to right: Dr. Michelle Robinson and LaTroya Hester- Screenshots from Zoom)
A new campaign was launched recently to provide Black communities with the skills to stop the spread of false and fraudulent health information on social media. “Truth Check,” a national campaign of The Center for Black Health & Equity that’s being led locally by Jump at the Sun Consultants, the Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network and Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Poverty Network, was the focus of the virtual event, “Honor, Restore, and Protect Black Health.”
Black History Month and health are the focus of a video campaign honoring members of the Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus. The series of videos features members: Rep. Dora Drake, Rep. Sheila Stubbs and Rep. Kalan Haywood who shared information on policy work and other issues, including those related to tobacco, that they are addressing as part of their dedication to improve health outcomes and increase health equity in Wisconsin.
Although the prevalence of tobacco use has declined, not all populations are equally protected by the laws, policies, and resources that are intended to reduce tobacco-related harm. Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network, Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention & Poverty Network and the Suburban Milwaukee Tobacco Prevention Network hosted a panel discussion on January 14th, 2022. Here's the replay.