Hello CAHL friends and family,
I hope you all have been enjoying the start of this new decade! I don’t know about you, but I am already thinking SPRING! Too soon? Maybe because our family is headed to California mid-February for my nephew’s bar mitzvah! My nephew, Adam, was born the same year I started at CAHL and is turning 13 on February 6th. Thirteen is an important year in the Jewish culture, as this is the age
regarded as ready to observe religious precepts and eligible to take part in public worship. As fun as Adam’s big day will be, we will also be spending a day at the beach as well as an adventure filled day at Disneyland. Everyone in the Vander Zanden household is excited about this trip and Laila and Roman have been diligent with a countdown. As of today, only 14 more days to go!
In other important updates, you may have heard that
the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program has released a Request for Applications for community-based tobacco prevention and control interventions. This is part of a program restructure to reduce tobacco related health disparities. I wanted you all to know that CAHL does plan to apply for funding through this RFA to continue our work on tobacco prevention. Locally, as well as statewide, CAHL has contributed to the decline in adult and youth smoking rates and helped usher historic public health policies like the state’s smoke-free air law, tobacco taxes, smoke-free multi-unit housing, and tobacco-free K-12 and college campuses.
CAHL recognizes and is dedicated to continue this work to reduce tobacco-related health disparities.
RFA focuses on reducing tobacco’s burden in Wisconsin by eliminating tobacco-related health disparities and advancing health equity in the state. CAHL hopes to be part of this mission by writing a successful application to remain a funded part of the tobacco control program. If you as a member or friend of CAHL want to help contribute to our application, we welcome your input! Feel free to contact Wendy directly with ideas, or to talk through any questions or concerns you have regarding this opportunity. We look forward to continued success in tobacco prevention and control for years to come!
As always, keep in touch! Working with all of you towards common goals in community health is why I love what I do! Let’s keep moving this important work forward, together! Feel free to reach out anytime, I would love to meet with you.
Cheers to a happy, healthy and successful 2020! Let’s do this!