Meeting Archive:
Presentations for Youth and Adults on the Dangers of Youth E-Cigarette Use

Meeting Description:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made clear that the use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, young adults, and pregnant women. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has created two presentations – one for adults and one for youth – that introduce audiences to the risks of youth e-cigarette use, what to watch for and how these products and marketed.
Target Audience: School health personnel, guidance counselors, teachers and principals; parents and guardians; health departments; health care providers; youth organization leaders (coaches, after-school care providers, etc.).
This webinar is sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in partnership with Baptist Health, the Kentucky Department for Public Health and Kentucky Youth Advocates. The Kentucky School Boards Association also is making the presentations available to its members.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the risks of e-cigarettes use for kids, teens and young adults.
  • Become familiar with the content of these free presentations for use with youth and adult audiences.
  • Understand how to use the free presentations with youth and adult audiences.
  • Learn about tobacco cessation resources available in Kentucky for both youth and adults.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky launched the Health for a Change training series as part of an effort to support nonprofit leaders across the Commonwealth in the work of advancing today’s pressing health issues. Participants connect with a wide-range of leaders in the field and learn about best practices and proven models through a unique combination of webinars and workshops throughout this free annual series. Training topics include, but are not limited to, coalition building and maintenance, lobbying and advocacy, evidence-based programs and policies, grantwriting, and business planning and sustainability.
Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2019
Time: 04:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Rachelle Seger
 Presenter Information
Bonnie Hackbarth
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Bonnie Hackbarth joined the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in April 2016 and manages media relations, tobacco-control policy work and the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow at the Foundation. She also oversees the Foundation's strategic communications efforts, and oversees the website and social media program, annual report and other publications. Prior to joining the Foundation Bonnie was a senior counselor for nearly 18 years at Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations, where she served numerous clients in the health, education, technology and transportation fields. She also has served in senior communications roles in the U.S. Senate, the White House Office of Consumer Affairs and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Bonnie earned her B.A. in communications and public relations from Washington State University and has done graduate work in public administration at George Washington University.

Elizabeth Anderson-Hoagland
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Elizabeth Anderson-Hoagland, MPH is the Supervisor in the Health Promotion Section at the Kentucky Department for Public Health. She was a Policy Analyst with the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program for seven years. As part of her position, she focuses on a variety of issues related to youth tobacco use, including 100% Tobacco Free School policies and TRUST, a tobacco retailer underage sales training initiative. Previously she was at Bluegrass Regional Prevention Center and Kentucky Child Now. She graduated from Berea College and has a Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University.  

Pat Withrow
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Pat Withrow, MD is the director of outreach for Baptist Health Paducah and long standing member of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Withrow's recent advocacy work to promote a $1 increase in the state cigarette tax to reduce smoking - during which he holds high his home-made oversized cigarette, calling it the most effective drug delivery device on the planet - follows a long history of health promotion efforts in the Commonwealth. He became director of the heart center at Baptist Health Paducah when it opened in 2007. His "Wizard of Health" presentations for elementary students focus on healthy eating, exercise and refraining from smoking. Withrow also advocated for CPR training in high schools, after which he worked with area EMS teams to provide the student instruction. He often tours middle schools with a police officer and recovering addict to discuss with the children the dangers of opioids.