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Healthy Active Communities Virtual Conference Sept 14-15

Counter Tools staff will be presenting at the Healthy Active Communities Conference September 14-15. HACC will be a place to learn about policies & systems changes related to health equity & nutrition security with a weight-inclusive lens. Healthy Active Communities sets out to explore and expand conversations around the impacts of policy and systems change [More]

September 7, 2022|Categories: Health Equity, Healthy Food, News From Tools, Webinars|

Welcome to our new board members

We are excited to introduce our three new members to join the Counter Tools board of directors. Please join us in welcoming Jabari, Malembe, and Mischael to the Counter Tools team. Our newest board members bring diverse place-based public health experience and their dedication to achieving health equity. Jabari Sullen, MPA Jabari Sullen, MPA, is [More]

January 25, 2022|Categories: News From Tools, Staff and Board Profiles|

A call for UNC – and all of us – to learn from our mistakes

As a nonprofit organization that was born out of the Gillings School of Public Health at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, our team has strong Tar Heel roots. Our co-founders Drs. Allison Myers and Kurt Ribisl brought their vision for supporting tobacco point of sale policy change to life while teaching and studying [More]

July 29, 2021|Categories: Health Equity, News From Tools|

We’re thrilled to partner with New Jersey!

We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with the New Jersey Prevention Network. Counter Tools will be providing training and technical assistance for tobacco prevention programs on point-of-sale tobacco work - sharing knowledge on tobacco industry tactics, milestones in public health prevention and control efforts, policy options, and case studies of successful policy. We’ll also [More]

June 14, 2021|Categories: News From Tools, Partners|

Announcing the 2021 Geographic Surveillance Learning Collaborative

The Geographic Health Equity Alliance and Counter Tools are excited to announce the second annual Geographic Surveillance Learning Collaborative for National Comprehensive Cancer Control and National Tobacco Control Programs. In this learning collaborative, teams from six participating states will each work on a project designed to build competence in the areas of mapping policies (i.e., legal mapping) and communicating about geographic health disparities. Project Details [More]

April 8, 2021|Categories: Data, Health Equity, News From Tools, Partners|

Counter Tools releases stance on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Counter Tools has released a stance that defines how we approach equity, diversity, and inclusion with our current partners and clients and those we have the opportunity to work with in the future. Included is our overall vision and key ways we will continue to address equity, diversity, and inclusion. At Counter Tools, we feel [More]

November 5, 2020|Categories: Health Equity, News From Tools|

Tobacco Control Enforcement for Racial Equity – A joint statement from public health organizations

This fall, Counter Tools joined a working group of public health advocates to develop a collective statement on equitable tobacco control enforcement. More than 40 public health organizations endorsed and released the statement this month, titled Tobacco Control Enforcement for Racial Equity: Decriminalizing Commercial Tobacco – Addressing Systemic Racism in the Enforcement of Commercial Tobacco [More]

October 28, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Health Equity, News From Tools, Partners|

We’re excited to partner with Oregon!

We are excited to begin a new partnership with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA)! Counter Tools will be providing training and technical assistance for tobacco prevention programs to strengthen their capacity to advance evidence-based tobacco prevention policy goals. We will work with community program staff from local public health authorities, tribes, and regional health equity [More]

July 23, 2020|Categories: News From Tools, Partners|

Announcing the Geographic Surveillance Learning Collaborative

  The Geographic Health Equity Alliance, a CADCA initiative, and Counter Tools are excited to announce the inaugural Geographic Surveillance Learning Collaborative for National Tobacco Control and Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs. Collaborative Learning Objectives:  Develop an understanding of how participating states across the country develop and maintain their statewide geographic surveillance systems Understand how participating states use geographic surveillance in [More]

April 16, 2020|Categories: News From Tools, Partners|

We’re excited to work with California!

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with California’s Department of Justice. We’ll be working with them to integrate licensing and enforcement data from multiple agencies as part of their ongoing efforts to ensure tobacco control in the retail environment. Our work will enable state and local agencies to be more efficient, keep the public [More]

March 30, 2020|Categories: News From Tools, Partners|

We’re hiring a Software Implementation Project Manager!

Counter Tools invites applications for a Software Implementation Project Manager starting Spring 2020. This is a contract position. Software Implementation Project Manager Job Duties: Completes software implementation projects by coordinating Counter Tools resources, subcontracted resources, and Client resources to achieve a client accepted software implementation within budget constraints. Captures and documents functional requirements and technical [More]

February 6, 2020|Categories: News From Tools|

We’re hiring a Data Analyst!

Counter Tools invites applications for a Data Analyst starting February 2020. Applications are due by February 28, 2020. Counter Tools seeks a part-time individual to support data management, data analysis and GIS work. The Data scientist provides timely and high quality data management and analysis for Counter Tools client-partners working toward the mission of advancing [More]

February 4, 2020|Categories: News From Tools|

We’re hiring a Project Director!

Counter Tools invites applications for a Project Director starting December 2019. Applications are due by November 15, 2019. Our Project Directors provide timely and high quality project management, training, and technical assistance to our client-partners working to advance place-based public health. Their national or multi-regional perspective and expertise strengthens Counter Tools’ position as a trusted [More]

October 29, 2019|Categories: News From Tools|

We had a great time at NCTOH!

  We're still processing all the experiences we had at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) in Minneapolis, MN recently. There were thought-provoking discussions, insights gained, and we were finally able to put some faces to names. Our Tuesday networking lunch was a success with 94 participants! We hope those who attended were [More]

September 20, 2019|Categories: News From Tools|

Board of Directors Announcement of Executive Director Resignation & Search

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Partners of Counter Tools, With both sadness and gratitude that we must announce that Nina Baltierra will be resigning as the Executive Director of Counter Tools. Nina joined Counter Tools as a Project Director in 2014, but first took on the role of (interim) Executive Director in September 2017. Since then, [More]

July 16, 2019|Categories: News From Tools|

[UPDATED!] See you at NCTOH!

Counter Tools will be at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) August 27th to 29th in Minneapolis, MN---will you? During the conference, we invite you to stop by our exhibitor booth (#111) to grab some promotional materials and talk further with us about our products and services! We would also like to invite [More]

April 19, 2019|Categories: News From Tools|
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