Prevention is Primary

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

The UAA Campus Bookstore and the Alaska Geriatric Education Center/CHD welcome Larry Cohen and Prevention is Primary on Monday, December 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the bookstore.

Larry Cohen, MSW, is founder and executive director of the Prevention Institute. His book, Prevention Is Primary, is a theory-to-practice book for students, faculty practitioners and community leaders who want to take a proactive stance against the most pressing health problems in the community.

An important focus of Cohen's work has been to develop local policies that support health and wellness and spur legislation at the state and federal levels. He was the founding director of the Contra Costa County Prevention Program where he successfully formed the first coalition in the nation to change tobacco policy by engaging the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association in the nation's first multi-city smoking ban.

In addition to playing a key role in tobacco policy, Cohen established the Food and Nutrition Policy Consortium, whose work led to a county food policy and helped catalyze the nation's food labeling law.

For more information contact Rachel Epstein at 786-4782.
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