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San Mateo County Asthma Coalition

Asthma Coalition Email

I have attached the meeting minutes from October 4th. 

Tobacco Education Coalition’s presentation can be found here. Attached is a smoke-free multiunit housing flyer that is available for download. It includes the Tobacco Prevention Program’s hotline number. 

Our next meeting will be on January 3rd, 2017, from 12 PM to 1:30 PM, at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Mark your calendars! 
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Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Strategic Planning (10/19) 


Is alcohol or substance use a problem in our community?

How should we prevent alcohol and other drug use in San Mateo County?

If you have thoughts and opinions about these questions - We want to hear from you!

San Mateo County Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention invites you to a Strategic Planning Meeting onTuesday, October 25th, 2016 in Room 100, 225 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403.  During this session, we’ll hear from a guest speaker about their experience and journey to recovery.  We will also be taking a closer look at the factors that contribute to alcohol, marijuana, and other substance use.

Join us on October 25th to help inform the conversation and help prevent substance use in your community!

Please email Kathy Reyes or call 650-802-6587 to RSVP for the meeting. 
Flyer attached.

We look forward to seeing you!


Estimados miembros de la Comunidad,
¿Usted piensa que el alcohol o el consumo de sustancias es una problema en nuestra comunidad?
¿Cómo debemos evitar el abuso de alcohol y otras drogas en el Condado de San Mateo?
Si usted tiene pensamientos y opiniones acerca de estas preguntas - ¡Queremos escuchar su opinión!
El Condado de San Mateo de Alcohol y Otras Drogas Prevención le invita a una reunión de planificación estratégica el Martes, 25 de octubre de 2016, en el cuarto 100, 225 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403. Durante esta sesión, vamos a escuchar la historia de un joven sobre su experiencia y viaje a la recuperación. También vamos a explorar los factores que contribuyen al uso de alcohol, marihuana y otras sustancias en nuestra comunidad.
Acompáñenos el 25 de Octubre para ayudar a prevenir el consumo de sustancias en nuestra comunidad!
Por favor, mande su correo electrónico a Kathy Reyes  o llame al 650-802-6587 para confirmar su asistencia a la reunión. Folleto adjunto.
Se ofrecerá cuidado de niños y una cena ligera.
¡Esperamos verlos!

ALA: Health Professionals for Clean Air Newsletter 

California Doctors and Nurses Join National Call for Urgent Climate Action

More than 200 California health professionals are among 1,300 doctors and nurses nationwide in all 50 states calling for urgent action to address climate change. The declaration states: ”We, as public health and medical professionals, reiterate our commitment to address climate change on behalf of our patients and communities. We know that the health of every American is threatened by climate change.”

Bruce Bekkar, a volunteer with the American Lung Association in California and Doctors for Climate Health, said in a statement: ”California has taken groundbreaking steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions and super pollutants like wood smoke and diesel exhaust. These policies will lead to cleaner air and improved health for millions of Californians especially those living in low income communities. Now we must work to extend these policies across the country to protect all Americans as well as future generations.”

Read the declaration and view the signers here.


Big Tobacco’s $56 Million Dirty Ad Campaign

The tobacco industry has poured more than $56 million into its deceitful campaign against Prop 56, the initiative that will save lives by increasing the tax on tobacco by $2 a pack. Recent editorials by the Los Angeles Times and San Jose Mercury News exposed their “despicable” campaign. If you would like to help with phone banking or securing critical endorsements (organizations, school boards, chambers of commerce, etc.), please contact Erin Reynoso at

Mark your calendars for Nov. 15

Our next Health Professionals for Clean Air meeting will be held in Sacramento on Tuesday, November 15 tentatively scheduled from noon to 2 PM. We’ll be honoring Senator Fran Pavley for her climate leadership, sharing our national zero emission vehicle report, an update on air pollution impacts on children, and more. Stay tuned for details!


Bad Tobacco Grade Spurs Action in NorCal Town

After years of receiving a failing grade in the American Lung Association in California’s State of Tobacco Control report, the Belvedere City Council decided it was time tostrengthen its rules on smoking in public.

On the Road to Clean Air

The American Lung Association and other health organizations sent a powerful letter to the EPA, federal transportation agencies and the California Air Resources Board urging the strongest possible federal clean cars standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that imperil the lives and health of millions. Read our letter.

Physician’s Guide to Climate Change, Health and Equity

The Public Health Institute and Center for Climate Change and Health have developed a guide on health impacts of climate change to prepare for media interviews, visits with legislators or policymakers, news media articles, or presentations such as Grand Rounds, conferences, community talks and more. Check out the guide to learn more.