and Welfare Fund -- to test the effects of increased cessation coverage
for unionized workers and their families.
-- A grant in the amount of $129,165 for 18 months was awarded to the
University of Minnesota School of Public Health, in collaboration with
the American Indian Policy Center, to use the community health worker
model for engaging elders to address recreational smoking in the Twin
Cities American Indian community.
Reducing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
ClearWay Minnesota is committed to protecting people from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Two new grants were awarded to the Bois Forte Band of Minnesota Chippewa* and to the Health Division of the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council, to educate community members and tribal leadership about the harm of commercial tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. The overall goal of these grants will be to advance smoke-free tribal policies. Each tribal community was awarded a grant of up to $150,000 for one year.
Detailed information about these grant awards is available at
* Bois Forte Band of Minnesota Chippewa Grant approved at March 2008
ClearWay Minnesota Board meeting
Welcoming New Board Members
The May 21 Board Meeting also saw the introduction of three new Board
-- The Honorable Sheryl Ramstad, Minnesota Tax Court Judge and former
Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Judge Ramstad
was elected as an at-large member of the Board, and her term expires on
September 29, 2010.
-- Christopher Georgacas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goff &
Howard, Inc., a public affairs and public relations firm in Saint Paul.
Mr. Georgacas was appointed to the Board by Governor Tim Pawlenty in
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