Issue 6-32  
              June 5, 2017 
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Spotlight On: The City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance

"We want to remind the LGBTQ community that you can be yourself, have fun, and be smoke-free," said Anneke Mohr, coordinator for the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance  , which is led by the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute .
The Alliance applauds the inclusion of three nonsmoking areas on the grounds of PrideFest Milwaukee , to be held Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11. Designated nonsmoking areas include the Exercising Pride: PrideFest Health and Wellness section, the Youth Area, and the Children and Family Stage. PrideFest organizers also ask people to refrain from smoking in the new PrideFit area (featuring yoga, dance, and movement) and in the History and Stonewall areas. 
The Alliance works with community organizations to advocate for additional smoke-free places in Milwaukee, from large public venues such as Miller Park to apartment buildings, to protect nonsmokers from the harms of secondhand smoke and to support those who are trying to quit smoking.
Ensuring that some portions of Milwaukee PrideFest are welcoming to non-smokers was a high priority for the Alliance, Mohr said.
"The LGBTQ community smokes at roughly twice the rate of the general public due to a variety of factors, including bar culture, coping with discrimination, and industry targeting, so we're glad that PrideFest Milwaukee is showing support for families with small children and those trying to quit by creating smoke-free spaces," said Mohr. "The LGBTQ community values diversity and inclusion, and the smoke-free spaces show that everyone, especially those who are trying to quit smoking and families with small children, are welcome at PrideFest Milwaukee."
The Alliance, which will have a table in the Health and Wellness area, has produced videos about the pervasiveness of tobacco and its harm to the LGBTQ community as part of their Tobacco-Free Pride initiative. The videos will be released on social media during the festival and feature local entertainers, athletes, and families.
"We also ask those who have been impacted by tobacco to share their stories with us through the Tobacco-Free Pride initiative," Mohr said.

MCSAP sponsored a
Drug Take-Back event in West Allis
April 29 Drug Take-Back Day Collected 66,000 Pounds of Unwanted Medication

The Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MCSAP), coordinated by PPI's Kasaundra Brown, has been working hard to educate Milwaukeeans about the importance of getting rid of unwanted and unused medications in the home. MCSAP has even worked with local law enforcement to place permanent, secure drug take-back bins in most police stations around the county and, along with its community partners, sponsored a Drug Take-Back event in West Allis in March, which netted 60 pounds of unwanted medications in just four hours. MCSAP and PPI are part of the Take Back Your Meds Milwaukee Coalition, which is also focused on safe drug take-backs. (Here's a list of pharmacies, free mail-back envelope locations and other drop-off locations in Milwaukee County.) 

Looks like that increased awareness is paying off. During the statewide Wisconsin Department of Justice Drug Take-Back Day, on Saturday, April 29, a record-breaking 66,000 pounds of unwanted medications were collected and disposed of. 
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Safe Summer Kick-Off on June 9

  COA Youth & Family Centers are hosting the second annual Moody Park Safe Summer Kick-Off on Friday, June 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Moody Park, 2200 W. Burleigh Avenue. This is a great event for the whole family, with a talent showcase, mini carnival, free food and more. See you there!

Ciclovia MKE Returns June 11

Enjoy some car-free streets this week when the third Ciclovia MKE launches. Ciclovia MKE is a free public event that opens a route of car-free streets to bike, play, and exercise.  The event will be held Sunday, June 11, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Clarke Square neighborhood. For more information, go to . If your organization is interested in taking part of this event please contact Danielle Nabak at .

Youth Justice Milwaukee Coalition Meeting June 14

Interested in keeping youth out of facilities like Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake? Join the coalition. The next meeting  will be an asset mapping to begin the process of developing a robust continuum of care that meets the needs of young people. The meeting will be held at Urban Underground, 4850 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53216 on Wednesday, June 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. Please RSVP to .  

Family Health Fairs
June 15, June 22, June 29

The City of Milwaukee Health Department is hosting three Family Health Fairs this month, offering free health screenings, resources, activities, and fun. You can find them at various locations around town: At the Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Road, on Thursday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; at the Keenan Health Center, 3200 N. 36th St., on Thursday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and at the Southside Health Center, 1639 S. 23rd St., on Thursday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tabling Opportunity 
Food for Soul, July 15

The Food for Soul event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, is focused on "intentional community building as a way to bring together and engage young Southeast Asian youth and their families on healthier options that promote safety and resiliency." It's hosted by  the  Hmong American Women's Association  and they are looking for organizations that would like to appear at the event. Contact Pada Lo at  for more information. 
Registration Is Open for the National Prevention Network Conference, September 12-14

The theme for the 30th annual National Prevention Network Conference is "rooted in tradition, strengthened by science, evolving the field of prevention." The three-day conference will be held September 12-14 in Anaheim, California, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. For more information, go to .
CPR/AED & First Aid Training

The Adult and Child CPR & First Aid course is a regulatory course offered to meet Young Star and State daycare licensing requirements. 
Participants will learn how to respond to first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies. In the classroom, participants will have the opportunity to interact with an instructor who will guide them through hands-on practice of lifesaving skills. After successful completion, participants will receive a certificate for Adult and Child CPR and First Aid, valid for two years. 

Trainings will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, July 12, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Aug 10, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

All trainings are held at the   Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Mardak Center for Administration and Training , 1558 N. 6th St., Milwaukee, WI 53212.

Each training has limited space. If you wish to register yourself or your employees, please fill out the following for each participant/each training opportunity and email with the following information : Specific training name and date, name of participant, email, location/program.
Trauma Informed Care Training

"Trauma Informed Care is a strengths-based framework that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma...that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors...and, that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment." (Hopper, Bassuk & Olivet, 2010, pg. 82) 

Trainings will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All trainings are held at the   Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Mardak Center for Administration and Training, 1558 N. 6th St., Milwaukee, WI 53212.

Each training has limited space. If you wish to register yourself or your employees, please fill out the following for each participant/each training opportunity and email  with the following information : Specific training name and date, name of participant, email, location/program.

Community Advocates Public Policy Institute: ReCAST MKE Resource Coordinator

We're looking for a resource coordinator for ReCAST MKE, who will be responsible for supporting the ReCAST MKE project, which is aimed at assisting high-risk youth and families and promoting resilience and equity in the community. If you're interested in joining our team, check out the job listing on Jobs That Serve and apply by Thursday, June 15.

Milwaukee Succeeds: 2017-2018 Opportunity Youth Coordinator VISTA Position

How can we get youth who have slipped through the cracks back on track? If you want to work with disconnected youth in Milwaukee, get in touch with Milwaukee Succeeds.   You'll find the job application here.

Endometriosis Association International Headquarters: 
Education Program/Associate Director

Are you a passionate advocate and activist for the health of women and girls? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of girls, women, and families worldwide? If so, then this may be the job for you! The Endometriosis Association, an international organization providing education, support, and research on endometriosis is looking for a dynamic individual to work at its headquarters in Milwaukee. You'll find more information on the association's website .

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