Monthly Archives: April 2010

“Soul Rebels Brass Band” Lunchtime at the Hotel Monteleone

This was too good not to share…

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Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Break Free Alliance


“My Butt Hurts” “What”

I thought this was a great side to share with all of you first and foremost…

Integrating Tobacco Control into Chronic Disease Programing:

Strategic planning and Collaboration at the State and Community Level:

Breaking Down the Silos: New Hampshire (NH) Tobacco Prevention and Control’s Collaboration with Chronic Disease Programs has the audience rolling…

With reduced funding to their CDC contract NH, has shifted to integration with state-level Chronic Disease Programs.  They identified objectives of collaboration to be able to effectively move forward in the integration process.  They focused on making the NH Try To STOP TOBACCO Resource Center a more active tool that Chronic Disease Programs can promote within their services. Additionally they noted that you should have a vested interest in the Chronic Disease Programs, know the staff, program goals, and clients, capacity, coverage and  LOOK FOR OVERLAP!

So in closing, as we move forward with decreased funds we need to find ways to move forward WORKING SMARTER, NOT HARDER!

Talk with you all soon – Gustavo

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Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Break Free Alliance


Good Morning from New Orleans

Hello Everyone,

I am at the Promising Practices: Achieving Health and Social Equity in Tobacco Control Conference in New Orleans right now… This conference has brought together over 300 individuals from National Networks, Non-Profit Organizations, the Healthcare Industry, Religious Organizations and beyond… Everyone is here for a common reason: To seek promising practices to aid in the elimination of tobacco-related disparities among priority populations. The line of up speakers and presenters are exquisite! I will be sure to blog every step of the way to keep you all informed of all of the amazing work that is taking place around the country… Make sure you stay tuned, add comments, ask questions… If you want me to say HI to a friend that is here, let me know! Our blogs are interactive so please share your comments for others as well!

I am going to sign-off now for the moment but before I go I want to leave you with this photo that I titled “community” taken from Bourbon St. yesterday.. ENJOY

Much Love,


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Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Break Free Alliance