Local & Statewide Policies
This training will apply the example of major tobacco control policies in NY to focus on how local coalitions, prevention educators, and advocates have provided the education and assistance to see policies enacted locally, statewide, and even at the federal level. We will discuss successes, lessons learned, and the impacts these policies have had on public health and prevention efforts. We will specifically focus on how we can learn from these successes (and failures) regarding new policies regulating cannabis use and protecting our youth.
Thursday, December 1st
from 9 am - 11 am
This in-person event will be held at
Town of Orchard Park Community Activity Center
4520 California Road, Orchard Park, NY 14217-2609
Chautaugua, Cattaraugus, Allegany
Ken Dahlgren, Community Engagement Coordinator.
Ken Dahlgren has worked for the last 22 years in the area of chronic disease prevention and management, with most of this time concentrated on advocacy around the chemical tobacco-free policy. He is a community engagement coordinator for Tobacco-Free Chautaugua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany countries, employed by Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He previously worked as a Reality Check Coordinator and a College Action Project Coordinator as a New York State Tobacco Control Partner.
Ken has also worked at building global partnerships around commercial tobacco control and has helped to train and establish tobacco-free interventions and policies in England, Nigeria, Thailand, and Malaysia.
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Jonathan Chaffee, Community Engagement Coordinator.
Jonathan Chaffee has worked with youth in different settings including the classroom, sports, community, and public health. Jon has been the Reality Check Coordinator for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties for the last eleven years. Jon has also been the Coalition Coordinator for Partners for Prevention in Allegany County for the past 6 years.