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Counter Tools, with the help of its Partners, advances place-based public health by enacting and enforcing policy, systems, and environmental interventions that promote health equity across communities.

We’re hiring a new project director!

Counter Tools invites applications for a Project Director position. The Project Director provides timely and high-quality project management, training, and technical assistance to Counter Tools client-partners working to advance place-based public health. Their national perspective and expertise strengthens Counter Tools’ position as a trusted thought leader and [More]

By |2024-01-26T12:59:01-05:00January 26, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

New partnerships taking flight

We are excited to partner in new ways with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to support MDH in working toward its vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. After partnering with [More]

By |2023-12-14T14:44:13-05:00December 14, 2023|Categories: Partners, Point of Sale|

Updated Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Hook Kids, Fight Life-Saving Policies

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has released an updated version of the report Deadly Alliance: How Big Tobacco and Convenience Stores Partner to Hook Kids and Fight Life-Saving Policies  in partnership with the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American [More]

By |2023-10-19T10:24:02-04:00October 19, 2023|Categories: Partners, Point of Sale|

We’re partnering with North Carolina in new ways

We are excited to partner with the North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch (TPCB) and two tobacco control regions of the state to address health equity through tobacco policy change! Counter Tools is providing training and technical assistance for tobacco prevention programs and community partners [More]

By |2023-06-09T08:59:43-04:00June 8, 2023|Categories: News From Tools, Partners|

Webinar – Innovative Local Solutions in Public Health

We recently hosted a webinar with CADCA GHEA about local-level policy solutions in Maryland and California. These efforts advanced policies relating to alcohol and healthy food. We often see innovative policy solutions tested first at the local-level. In this webinar, you’ll learn about alcoholic beverage regulations [More]

By |2022-08-30T12:05:05-04:00August 30, 2022|Categories: Alcohol, Healthy Food, Partners, Policy, Webinars|

Creating tobacco control policies that work toward health equity

Tobacco control policies must be formulated and examined with health equity at the forefront to directly address health inequities among Black Americans and other marginalized communities. Even the best intentioned tobacco product regulation policies may reinforce racism and the inequitable impact on marginalized communities. We must [More]

By |2023-08-01T13:41:02-04:00August 2, 2022|Categories: Health Equity, Point of Sale, Policy|

Letter opposing extension of cigar comment period

Dear Dr. Califf: Today, we write in response to several requests the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received to extend the public comment period for the proposed rule to remove all characterizing flavors, except for tobacco, from cigars. We strongly oppose any extension of the comment [More]

By |2022-07-19T11:52:58-04:00May 25, 2022|Categories: Advocacy|

Counter Tobacco Podcast: Tobacco-Related Assurances of Voluntary Compliance (Episode 29)

In this episode, we provide a primer on tobacco-related Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC), which are legally binding and enforceable agreements between companies (i.e. big tobacco retailers) and one or more states (under each state attorneys general) in which the retailer agrees to adhere to certain [More]

By |2022-08-30T12:32:10-04:00May 3, 2022|Categories: Counter Tobacco Podcast, Point of Sale|

Healthy POS Webinar Series: The Effects of Preemption and Opportunities for Action in Preempted States

Counter Tools hosted a webinar on April 14, 2022 with special guests from Indiana and ChangeLab Solutions. With the introduction of new preemption bills during the pandemic and existing preempted states, tobacco point-of-sale related preemption presents a challenge to policy action and local control. This webinar equipped [More]

By |2022-08-16T10:58:07-04:00April 5, 2022|Categories: Point of Sale, Policy, Webinars|Tags: |
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