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  1. “Expanding Our ReachOctober 13 & 14, 2010 Chuck Willson, M.D. Chairman, HWTF Commission

  2. Goal • For North Carolina to become the healthiest state in the nation

  3. North Carolina’s Current Ranking • Ranked 37th in 2009 by the American Public Health Association, Partnership for Prevention and the United Health Foundation for second straight year

  4. North Carolina’s Promise • North Carolina has one resource that no other state has . . .

  5. HWTF Commission18 visionary and influential healthcare leaders

  6. HWTF Super StaffLaura Gerald, MD – Executive Director

  7. A Milestone • 10 Years of Excellence • Teen Tobacco Prevention and Cessation • Tobacco-Free Colleges • Tobacco-Free Schools • Quitline • Childhood obesity • Medication assistance • Oral health • Mental health

  8. Accomplishments • Youth Tobacco Survey • High School smoking rate in 2003 – 27.3% • High School smoking rate in 2009 – 16.7% • = 53,865 fewer high school and middle school smokers • Tobacco-Free Schools became law in 2008 building on success of TRU advocacy efforts • Smokefree restaurants and bars in 2009 supported by TRU involvement • 41 of 110 colleges are 100% tobacco-free, national leader thanks to HWTF’s, Tobacco-Free Colleges • Between 2004 and 2009, youth awareness of TRU ads rose from 48% to 77% • 31 locations designated “Fit Communities”

  9. Future Possibilities • Challenges ahead for all state programs, but HWTF is poised for the future

  10. Our Strategy • Reach out to all North Carolinians, of all ages • Touch all counties in NC and most communities • Partner with effective local groups • Partner with the state legislature • PREVENTION: SAVES LIVES, MONEY AND RESOURCES • JOIN US!