EMPOWERING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES SERIES

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living's Empowering People & Communities Series (EPCS) has the mission to equitably bring health education, resources, and hope to people, populations, and communities in Louisiana by increasing awareness and empowering people, populations, and communities about tobacco and tobacco-related issues.

View our annual catalog of EPCS presentations.

Our Upcoming Empowering People and Communities Series Events

Oral Health and Smoking: The Truth About The Tooth

Date: Mar. 14, 2024

Time: 11:00 AM

SU Ag's Communities of Color Network Presents: Making the Case to End Menthol

Date: Jan. 30, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM

Previous Events

  • Sneaky Links: Examining the Lesser-Known Connections Between Smoking and Disease
  • Legislative Session 101
  • Clearing the Air: Integrating Tobacco Cessation into HIV Care
    Dec. 1, 2023
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  • The Odd Couple: Veterans and Smoking
  • The Louisiana Cancer Research Center Presents Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Beyond Grassroots - Growing Grass in a Post-Pandemic Landscape: How to Engage Real People in Community Work
  • Lung Cancer Screenings 101
  • Are You Grant Ready? Series Part II
  • Overview of Reentry Barriers for Justice-Involved Adults
  • Deep Breaths in the Deep South: The LGTBQ+ Perspective
  • Menthol Cigarettes and Big Tobacco Targeted Marketing in Black Communities
    May. 19, 2023
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  • Canceling Cancer Culture
    Apr. 19, 2023
    Speakers
    Constance Blunt, M.D.
    Konstantin “Kos” Kovtun, M.D. 
    Shantel Hebert-Magee, MD, MPH 
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  • Is Nicotine Addiction a Low or Non-Priority in Addiction Treatment Programs? Substance Use, Addiction Recovery, and Smoking Cessation
  • Tobacco Related Diseases Related to Low Socioeconomic and Unemployment Populations
    Feb. 16, 2023
    Speakers
    John Hutson
    Dylan Ivy, CPP
    Jaime Cyprian
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  • New Year, New You: Healthy Coping Strategies/Techniques for Stress Management
    Dec. 12, 2022
    Speakers
    Kenyatta I. Royal, BSPH, CHES
    Michelle C. Ozah, BS
    Chrishelle H. Stipe, MPH, NCTTP
    James Husband
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  • Are You Grant Ready? Part I (Creating a Non-Profit Organization)
  • Cancer Disparities: From Diagnosis to Treatment
  • Breast Cancer: Prevention and Screening
    Oct. 28, 2022
    Speakers
    Brooke Morrell, MD
    Mignonne Morrell, MD
    LaKeisha Williams, PharmD., RPh
    Dr. Earl Benjamin-Robinson
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  • Addressing the Vape Epidemic Among Louisiana Youth
    Oct. 18, 2022
    Speakers
    Kenyatta Royal
    Taylor Reine
    Chrishelle Stipe
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  • Breaking Up With a Toxic Partner: LGBTQIA+ Freedom from Big Tobacco
    Oct. 11, 2022
    Speakers
    Joslayn Royale
    Dr. Amanda Norris
    Dr. Earl "Nupsius" Benjamin-Robinson
    Jennifer Haneline, MSW, LCSW
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  • A Smoker's Body, Cancer, and Healthy Eating: an examination of tobacco user health
    Sep. 27, 2022
    Speakers
    Chelsea Morgan, CFRE
    Chef Traci
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  • Empowering Justice-Involved Individuals in Today's Stressful Climate
    Jun. 23, 2022
    Speakers
    Rochelle Ambeau
    Tanisha Matthews
    Janice Ackley
    Chrishelle Stipe
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  • Men’s Health: The Importance of Health Screenings and Cessation
    Jun. 15, 2022
    Speakers
    Rene Stansbury
    Chrishelle Stipe
    Paula Jordan
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  • Tobacco Disparities and Inequities: Cessation Concerns, Best Practices, and Resource ​​​Challenges in Region 6
  • The Integration of Tobacco Policies and Cessation within Behavioral Health Care Interventions
    May. 31, 2022
    Speakers
    Jaime Bruins Cyprian, MPH
    Eric Winzettle, MSW, LMSW
    Kathy Stemke, LCSW, BACS
    Chrishelle Stipe, MPH, NCTTP
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  • Real Talk: Smoking, Vaping & Cessation
    May. 23, 2022
    Speakers
    Feamula Bradley, MSEd
    Kenyatta Royal, BS, CHES
    Chrishelle Stipe, MPH, NCTTP
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  • WHY IS VAPING SO PREVALANT? UNDERSTANDING NICOTINE AND MENTAL HEALTH
    Apr. 5, 2022
    Speakers
    Kenyatta Royal BS, CHES
    Jennifer Haneline MSW, LCSW
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  • It Is Always The Right Time to do The Right Thing: A Conversation about Tobacco, Wellness, & Justice
    Feb. 24, 2022
    Speakers
    Rev. Ritney Castine
    Eugene Collins
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  • A Conversation about Cancer: Awareness, Resources, Research, & Survival
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