Thursday, March 7, 2013
We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our signature conference this year on Thursday, May 16th. Every year MISRGO provides a space and opportunity via the CACC to discuss tobacco prevention and education best practices, learnings, case studies and more that can be implemented in our minority communities. Individuals and professionals commune to share practical skills and comprehensive information about the best tobacco prevention strategies and innovations and improve multidisciplinary interaction and collaboration among people in the field of tobacco prevention and education. A variety of anti-tobacco advocates share stories of their experience within the tobacco industry and how they too seek to change consumption behavior within minority communities.
The conference will be held at the Pine Bluff Convention Center May 16, 2013 from 9 am – 2 pm. There will be two tracks of activities: youth and adults.
This is our 10th year hosting this signature conference and will feature wonderful speakers and special guests! Be on the lookout for your invitation in the mail! Registration is free. Call 870-575-8923 today to register or click here to register online.
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We had a very successful 2nd quarter in our work to educate Arkansans about tobacco prevention and cessation, and we executed several successful events and initiatives that reached minority communities across the state.
From this promotion, we received approximately 50 responses to the online web banner ad and registration process! Overall, we secured nearly 150 questionnaires from game attendees that visited our booth and educated thousands of UAPB fans on the ills of tobacco consumption.
October 2012: MISRGO participated in on-air interviews across the state to talk about the impact of cigar products on minority communities. Look below in this issue of MISRGO Mentions for more information about this story.
MISRGO activated a booth to educate visitors about Arkansas’ minority tobacco prevention and cessation programs as well as the UAPB Master of Science in Addiction Studies program.
Thousands of health advocates attended the conference, several of which stopped by the MISRGO booth for more information.
For each game, MISRGO activates a booth for educational materials and on-site promotions, uses signs and collaterals, runs weekly radio spots to advertise the event, receives “mentions” throughout the duration of each Jammers Game and makes halftime announcements.
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- Grocery Stores (tiendas)
- Shopping Centers
- Beauty/Barber Shops
- Free-Standing Taco Stands
- Night Clubs/Social Scenes
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UAPB Master of Science in Addiction Studies program now has a Facebook page! Please click here to take a look and like us! Feel free to send us suggestions of postings and information for this page. Make sure to refer your friends as well! Want to enroll to get your Master of Science in Addiction Studies from UAPB? Click here to visit our website or give us a call at 870-575-7715.
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The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, MISRGO, and the Master of Science in Addiction Studies Program are all excited to announce the creation of the Minority Research Center on Tobacco and Addictions (MRC)!
The center’s vision is to improve the health of Arkansans, particularly the minority population, through the radical reduction in the use of tobacco and other substances. MRC will act to provide assistance to the state and nation in tobacco and other substance abuse research, prevention, education, technical assistance and evaluation, especially in regard to minority populations (Blacks, Hispanics, Marshall Islanders, and Asians). Essentially, it will act as a clearing house for all research in Arkansas about tobacco use in minority communities.
The MRC is located on campus at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. To learn more about the Minority Research Center on Tobacco and Addictions call us at 870-575-3923.
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In recognition of Black History Month, your MISRGO team participated again in the 2nd Annual UAMS Mid South Black Expo on February 23rd at 10 am at the Metroplex in Little Rock. MISRGO provided educational information, on-site direct access to the Quit Line and helped attendees “Stamp Out Smoking.” A total of six fax-back referral forms were secured and three people that were ready to quit called the Arkansas Quit Line on site!
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