Tobacco Compliance Check Results

It’s nice to share…On Friday, April 19th, the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office conducted tobacco compliance checks at area businesses. The tobacco compliance checks were funded through the Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County’s (SACK) Drug-Free Communities Program. Of the 17 businesses that were checked for tobacco compliance, 15 passed. The following businesses were found to […]

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Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota

It’s nice to share…The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently issued a report highlighting findings and recommendations from the 2011 Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This survey has been conducted in Minnesota since 1994. However, this was the first year that data was collected on “the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on […]

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Be Tobacco Free in 2013

It’s nice to share…One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched BeTobaccoFree.gov, a comprehensive website providing; general information on tobacco, federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit.  BeTobaccoFree.gov uses responsive design, making information accessible anywhere, anytime on any […]

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Drug, alcohol survey headed to parents

It’s nice to share…In the next few weeks 800 households in Kanabec County will be receiving a survey from Invitation Health Institute (IHI) asking parents of 7th-12th grade students their opinions about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth.  To learn more about this collaborative efforts with the Mora and Ogilvie School Districts and the Substance […]

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