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  • 09-29-2009
    Gates Foundation Releases $100 Million Grant!
    One great idea is all it takes to improve the health of millions
    around the world. What is yours?

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals
    for the Grand Challenges Explorations, a $100 million initiative to
    encourage bold and unconventional ...
  • 09-21-2009
    FDA Launches Web Site on Flavored Tobacco Products
    Today, FDA issued a press release and launched a web site dedicated to flavored tobacco products. FDA asked the Office on Smoking and Health to share the following information with the tobacco control community.

    You can access a link to the FDA flavored tobacco web site at: www.fda.gov...
  • 09-21-2009
    Mexico City DF: Smoke-free City Case Study
    The Union Releases Mexico DF: Smoke-free City Case Study


    A new publication released by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease describes the key components behind the development and implementation of Mexico City’s successful smoke-free law. The publicatio...
  • 09-16-2009
    Letter to the Industry on Cigarettes Containing Flavors change on 9/22
    The Food and Drug Administration asked that the following Letter to Industry on Cigarettes Containing Certain Characterizing Flavors be shared with tobacco control partners. Please share as appropriate.


    Letter to Industry on Cigarettes Containing Certain Characterizing Flavors ...
  • 09-10-2009
    Request for Proposals: Statewide Youth and Young Adult Advocacy, Training and Technical Assistance (CA)
    Request for Proposals: Statewide Youth and Young Adult Advocacy, Training and Technical Assistance (CA)
    The California Tobacco Control Program is awarding a single contract to operate and maintain a youth and young adult project to provide tobacco-related advocacy, educational materials and te...
  • 09-07-2009
    RWJF Public Health Services and Systems Research Call for Proposals Due 9/22
    Call for Proposals Released

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is pleased to share the release of the Public Health Services and Systems Research 2009 call for proposals. Approximately $2.4 million will be awarded to up to 12 applicants through this solicitation. Awards will fund projec...
  • 09-07-2009
    Petition to keep sexual orientation question on General Social Survey
    If you'd like to sign onto this petition, please reply directly to lbadgett@pubpol.umass.edu

    Hi folks--as you know, the 2008 General Social Survey included a question on sexual orientation identity for the first time. That data is now publicly available for us and our grad students to...
  • 09-07-2009
    RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications
    The 2009-2010 Call for Applications for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program has been released.

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to b...
  • 09-01-2009
    Queer Quit: New Cessation Article
    Passing along a new article from Switzerland:

    Schwappach DL. Queer Quit: Gay smokers' perspectives on a culturally specific smoking cessation service. Health Expect. 2009 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print]

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19682099

    It should be ava...