June 21, 2016
ISSUE 6-13

We thank you for reading this edition of the Prevention Journal! As always, please keep us informed of your coming events, job opportunities, grant availability, and other activities. Your ideas and feedback are welcomed.

Yours in prevention,
Elysse Chay Wageman
Prevention Services Manager, Public Policy Institute
Highlighting LGBTQ+ tobacco use disparities at Milwaukee PrideFest
The City of Milwaukee Tobacco Free Alliance LGBTQ+ Tobacco Prevention work group was thrilled to host a booth at the 2016 Milwaukee PrideFest on June 10-12th. Check out additional pictures from their tobacco-free photo booth.
While the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently made headlines for its new tobacco rules covering e-cigarettes and cigars, local health advocates are praising the agency for its new social media campaign to reduce tobacco use in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) communities. The campaign, called "This Free Life", combats the community's high usage rates with positive imagery, real stories, and even some humor, arriving just in time for Pride Month, a national celebration of LGBTQ+ equality.

Members of the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance are in full support of this campaign as it complements the work they are doing to reverse the trend of high smoking rates in the LGBTQ+ communities

 Read more here 
We asked visitors at our booth if they wanted Milwaukee Pride to go smoke-free. The verdict came in strong, more 2016 PrideFest visitors want LGBT smoke-free!
Key Influencers Summit brought attention to rising opioid use in Milwaukee
As part of its 360 strategy, DEA held the Key Influencers Summit with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America to address Milwaukee's opioid epidemic. Hundreds gathered to listen to experts speak on ways to reduce opioid use through police crack downs on dealers and strengthening community involvement.  Community Advocates Public Policy Institute and Safe & Sound were key partners in hosting the event. 
NAMI, Milwaukee Public Library partner to help families locate mental illness resources
A.S.K.: Access, Support, and Knowledge, is a mental health awareness program run out of the Milwaukee Public Library. Founded by Brenda Wesley, mother of a child living with a mental illness and the Education and Outreach Director at the National Alliance for Mental Illness Greater Milwaukee, she aims to show families what resources are available to them at monthly free informational sessions. 
Charity's Closet re-opens offering affordable used clothing at Silver Spring Neighborhood Center

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, a nonprofit organization, is reopening its Charity's Closet. The Closet is aimed at providing low income families with affordable gently used clothing. All proceeds from the Closet go toward SSNC youth programs. 
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Well-Wishes Gathering
for Ken Germanson
Please join us to celebrate Ken Germanson and his many years of social justice leadership on Thursday, June 30 from 4-6pm at the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute:
728 N James Lovell St, Milwaukee, WI 53233.
Please RSVP here by Monday, June 27.   
In This Issue
Tobacco Prevention groups attend Milwaukee PrideFest
Key Influencers Summit addresses opioid use
A.S.K. programs to help families locate resources for mental illness
Charity's Closet set to re-open
Event Announcements
Milwaukee, WI
Silver Spring Neighborhood Center's summer rec program registration is open to all high school aged kids. More information can be found here. Register here.
June 22, 9am-4pm
Milwaukee, WI
Sponsored by Milwaukee County Behavioral Health, Dr. Eddie Moore, founder of the Privilege Institute will speak on becoming agents for change in Milwaukee. More information can be found here. Register for the event here. 
August 3-4
Fond du Lac, WI
Experts will offer information to ensure effective efforts are in place for drug endangered children and drug endangered community programs. More information available here.

For more workshops and training sessions visit:  http://www.npcmilwaukee.org/workshop-calendar.html 

Job Opportunities
IMPACT is seeking a full-time specialist to provide telephonic assessment, problem solving, action plan development, and recommendations and referrals to appropriate resources. More information  here.
The office on African American Affairs is hiring a grant writer to attract new resources to Milwaukee County that will address racial disparities that adversely impact the African American community. More information here.
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