Amanda Casady Advocates for Youth

November 15, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Meet Amanda! Amanda Casady, with the American Lung Association in Duluth, is one of Healthy Northland’s Statewide Health Improvement Partnership Coordinators. One big part of her job is improving people’s health through tobacco policy change. In other words, preventing our youth from exposure to and access to the harmful effects of tobacco and other chemicals. Healthy Northland asked her about... Continue Reading


Students Educate their State Representatives

February 27, 2017 Leave your thoughts

On February 22 three students from Two Harbors High School joined a group from the American Lung Association to lobby at the capitol for stronger tobacco prevention and control. Thank you students! These students were part of the bigger Minnesota Smoke-free Generation Day at the capital. Equipped with stories about how big tobacco targets them, young leaders educated their Representatives... Continue Reading

Close to 60 professionals attend tobacco training

March 22, 2016 Leave your thoughts

More than 60 mental health professionals attended a training on Treating Tobacco Dependence in Behavioral Health Settings in Duluth, Feb. 25-26. The training was conducted by staff from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and was sponsored by the American Lung Association, the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Healthy Northland through the Statewide... Continue Reading

Free tobacco training for mental health professionals

December 18, 2015 Leave your thoughts

The American Lung Association is hosting a free training for mental health professionals in Duluth in February. The training, supported by Healthy Northland and the BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota Center for Prevention, will prepare practitioners to effectively deliver tobacco cessation services to smokers experiencing mental health or substance abuse conditions. Find the details here and sign up quickly if you’re interested –... Continue Reading