The California Smokers’ Helpline, Center for Tobacco Cessation, and California Rural Indian Health Board are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, April 16th from 12:00 to 1 pm PST, Cessation is Prevention: Health Behaviors and Risk Factors Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
This webinar will highlight the burden of commercial tobacco use and its impacts on Tribal communities in California. Participants will:
Independent Contractor, UCSF & USC
T.A. Provider, The Loop
For over 15 years, Lou Moerner was the Community Wellness Division Director for the Northern California Indian Development Council. As such, she oversaw various culturally relevant commercial tobacco programs, as well as working nationally as a trainer in various health and wellness related curricula tailored for American Indian audiences. Lou is the founding member and Chair of the of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Team, and served for 15 years as Chair of the Tobacco Education Network (TEN), a policy-focused community coalition comprised of local health care specialists, medical facilities, concerned citizens, law enforcement agencies and local non-profits, supported by the Humboldt County Department of Health. Lou specializes in adaptation of evidence-based health and wellness models for use in American Indian Communities and has worked effectively with over 75 Tribes outside of California to assist in the creation of culturally appropriate programs for their Tribal communities. Ms. Moerner is currently an Independent Contractor with UCSF, USC and UCLA working on both commercial tobacco issues and the statewide opioid epidemic. She serves on data collection, needs assessment and evaluation teams for the opioid project. Lou has presented to diverse audiences at local, state and national health conferences.