At ClearWay Minnesota, we place a high priority on dissemination of ClearWay Minnesota-funded research and programs. We encourage our grantees to explore opportunities to publicize and share their findings, and we are pleased to report two recent examples of ClearWay Minnesota-funded work getting attention.
The first is a paper in the American Journal of Public Health, authored by our grantee Betsy Brock of the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota (ANSR-MN) and coauthored by ClearWay Minnesota staff members Molly Moilanen and Dr. Barbara Schillo. The paper, “Effectiveness of Local Policy Efforts to Increase the Price of Cheap Cigars in Minnesota,” shares findings from a study on how public policies passed in St. Paul, Maplewood and Brooklyn Center reduced the availability and accessibility of cigars.
The second is an article on the CDC’s website titled “Tribal Policies Set Smoke-Free Standard” that examines some of the exciting developments on the Fond du Lac reservation in northeastern Minnesota. Fond du Lac is a grantee of ClearWay Minnesota’s Tribal Tobacco Education and Policy (TTEP) initiative, which supports Minnesota American Indians in their work to improve health and restore tobacco traditions among their people. Both Roberta Marie (pictured above) and Nate Sandman, who are mentioned in the article, are great champions for health in Minnesota’s Indian Country.
Congratulations to all who helped get the word out on these two great projects.