New E-Cigarette Information! Youth most likely to use – information for parents, providers, educators and e-cig users

Partners at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have developed an informative packet explaining the dangers of electronic cigarettes. Research based evidence is showing that 40% of e-cigarette users 18-24 have never been cigarette smokers and over 2 million middle and high school students smoke these devices.

The full information packet can be found here.

Free Film Screening – Unnatural Causes: in Sickness and in Wealth

Is inequality making us sick?

On Monday April 1, 2019, as part of National Public Health week, D’Youville College, Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo, and Community Partners of Western New York, will be co-sponsoring a film screening and discussion of Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and in Wealth which explores racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health. The film will be followed by a facilitated discussion including a presentation of regional data mirroring the health-wealth gradient seen in the film. We will discuss the issues as well as solutions at the policy, institutional, and program levels.

There are zip codes in Buffalo where 1/6 babies are born low birth weight and infant mortality is more than three times the national rate (19.8 versus 6.1 per 1000 births). The rate of free/reduced lunch eligibility in Buffalo Public Schools is about 70% compared to 7% in suburban school districts like East Aurora and Orchard Park. A marker of poverty, this is accompanied by many other adverse health outcomes including higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Health inequalities are not natural; they result from decisions that we as a society have made.

To register, please visit the event website

Live Well WNY Kick-Off Conference

Live Well WNY seeks to support healthy living for all of Western New York. The program seeks to raise awareness, highlight the stories of successful programs, share resource, and mobilize our communities in making healthy changes. The goal of this initiative is to address tobacco use, poor diet, and the sedentary lifestyle that contributes to poor health.

Join us on April 18th, at the Buffalo Gran Hotel from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. For more information and to register, please the event website.