2004 No Wine Shop

2003 Philadelphia Alcohol Billboard Ban

2002
Stop Liquor Ads on NBC

2002 Community Partners

2001
Swisher Ain't Sweet

1999
Marlboro Mild

1998 African Amer. & Tobacco Settlement

1998 African Amer. Tobacco Ind. Lawsuit

1997 Say No to Menthol Joe

1996 Hands off Halloween

1995 X Cigarette

1994 World No Tobacco Day Activities

1993 Defeat of PowerMaster Malt Liquor

1990 Uptown Coalition

 

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March-April 2003
Volume 4 Issue 2

In this issue:

BREATHE FREE
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • April: Minority Health Month
  • April 2: Kick Butts Day
  • May 19-20: “Healing the Heart of a Child”-Approaches to Address Addiction
  • May 31: World No-Tobacco Day

MORE ON NATIONAL MINORITY HEALTH MONTH
ORGANIZATIONS TO KNOW (Office of Minority Health)
NAAAPI MEMBERSHIP

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BREATHE FREE

Many of you are familiar with the NAAAPI program, “Breathe Free”. The program consists of a 16-page illustrated booklet and several PSA’s that deal with secondhand smoke in the African American community from a culturally relevant viewpoint. The “Breathe Free” materials are being tested in several cities throughout the country that are serving as pilot sites. Once the booklet and PSA’s are revised and reprinted, they will be available for distribution. If you have any questions regarding the program and materials, please contact Rev. Jesse Brown at info@naaapi.org

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April
National Minority Health Month
http://www.nmhm.org/

April 2, 2003
Kick Butts Day
http://kickbuttsday.org/

May 19-20, 2003
“Healing the Heart of a Child: Approaches to Address Addiction”
St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel
Call Daphne Walker-Thoth (314) 951-1033
Sponsored by Committed Caring Faith Communities

May 31, 2003
World No-Tobacco Day

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MORE ON NATIONAL MINORITY HEALTH MONTH

In 1914, Booker T. Washington, founder of Tuskegee Institute, spearheaded the implementation of National Negro Health Week (NNHW) in response to minority leadership concerns for improving the health status of minorities. The first observance was in April 1915.

In 1921, the U.S. Surgeon General was asked by the oversight committee of NNHW to assist in expanding the endeavor. This effort lasted as an annual observance until 1950. The rebirth of this event in April 2001, now known as National Minority Health Month, is an effort to eliminate health disparities across the country. It is also in response to and in support of Healthy People 2010.

For more information on National Minority Health Month and how you can get involved, go to: http://www.nmhm.org

The Center for Minority Health at the University of Pittsburgh also has information and a schedule of events for Minority Health Month at their website, Stephen Thomas, PhD, heads the center.

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ORGANIZATIONS TO KNOW

Office of Minority Health

In celebration of Minority Health Month, the Office of Minority Health is the organization to know. The Office of Minority Health (OHM) was created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 1985 as a result of the Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health. The mission of OMH is to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations through the development of effective health policies and programs that help to eliminate disparities in health. Thirty-seven (37) states and six (6) U.S. territories have offices of minority health. For more information, go to: www.omhrc.gov

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NAAAPI MEMBERSHIP

We invite you to become a member of NAAAPI. For $25/year, you can be part of an organization that has been active for the last decade in mobilizing communities across the country to address issues of target marketing and promotion of alcohol and tobacco products to African Americans. Membership entitles you to:

  • Current issues of “Words to the Wise”
  • Action alerts on issues of interest to the African American community
  • A directory of resources and advocates in tobacco and alcohol control and prevention, particularly those in communities of color
  • Technical assistance

For membership information, contact NAAAPI at info@naaapi.org or 215-235-6488. Raquel Abrantes is the membership coordinator. The membership application is available on the NAAAPI website at:

/membership/membership_form.pdf


"Words to the Wise" is a bi-monthly newsletter of the National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery (NAAAPI). Alice Dixon is supervising editor of the newsletter. Carmella A. Chandler is the editor.

The National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery
1231 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-235-6488-phone
215-235-6491-fax
info@naaapi.org

Reverend Jesse W. Brown, Jr., Executive Director
Alice Dixon, Director of Operations
Carmella Chandler, Use Prevention Specialist
Raquel Abrantes, Administrative Assistant

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