Yuma Tobacco Asthma Coalition - YTAC

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About YTAC

Mission Statement
To improve the quality of life of those affected by Tobacco and Asthma (primarily children) through education and prevention as well as raising awareness about environmental conditions that pose health hazards through community collaboration.

Community Report
YTAC Community Report [PDF] New!

YTAC Members
Core Members:
• Yuma County Public Health Services
• Regional Center for Border Health
• Sunset Community Health Center

Members:
• Yuma Regional Medical Center
• Desert View Academy
• Somerton Middle School
• Alice Byrne Elementary
• Child & Family Resources, Inc.
• University of Arizona M. and E. Zuckerman College of Public Health
• Arizona Department of Environmental Quality – Office of Children’s Environmental Health
• Health Choice Generations HMO
• Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva
• Office of Children's Environmental Health
• Chicanos Por La Causa Head Start

Our Activities
Open Coalition meetings are held regularly and new members are invited to participate.
To increase community awareness about Tobacco, Asthma and related issues, especially those affecting children and people with chronic respiratory problems, we participate in community events, distribute health-related information, and provide trainings for professionals in the areas of Tobacco Dependence and Open Airways. In schools, our Coalition provides tobacco education and prevention as well as asthma self-management, promoting special campaigns and participating in school events in an effort to educate parents and children.

Newsletters [PDF]

YTAC's September 2010 Newsletter
YTAC's June 2010 Newsletter
YTAC's March 2010 Newsletter
YTAC’s December 2009 Newsletter

Special Projects
I. Camp Not-A-Choo
This overnight camp provides an enjoyable and safe camp experience opportunity to Yuma County children ages 8-11 that have asthma and assists these children to learn ways to manage asthma symptoms so he/she can enjoy life.
Camp Activities include Education Sessions, Horse Back Riding, Therapy Dogs, Camp Fire Program, Arts & Crafts and much more. 

Contact:
Oscar Franco
Regional Center for Border Health
214 W. Main Street
Somerton, AZ 85350
(928) 627-9222

II. Wind Advisory Flag Program
YTAC has introduced to our community the Wind Advisory Flag Program that uses colored nautical flags to provide advisories about prospective outdoor wind conditions than can pose health risks especially to those with asthma and other chronic respiratory problems. The information is received from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and is provided as a three-day forecast.

Participating Organizations:

Yuma County Public Health Services District
2200 W. 28th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
Sunset Community Health Center – Wellton Clinic
10425 Williams Street, Wellton, AZ 85356
Ed Pastor Elementary School
985 N. 6th Avenue, San Luis, AZ 85349
Desert View Academy
2363 S. Kennedy Lane, Yuma, AZ 85364
Desert Mesa Elementary School
2350 S. Avenue 7 1/2 E, Yuma, AZ 85365
Regional Center for Border Health
214 W. Main ST, Somerton, AZ 85350

For more information contact:
Gloria Cisneros
(928) 317-4580 ext 1663
Or 
Roxanna Nunez
(928) 317-4580 ext 1605

Learn more about the Flag Program! Download Fact Sheets! (English) (Spanish)

ADEQ's Yuma and Vicinity Wind and Dust 3 Day Forecast  

Health District Flag Launch 
Yuma
Yuma Co. Public Health Services District

 Wellton Flag Launch
Wellton
Sunset Community Health Center

Ed Pastor Elementary Flag Launch
San Luis
Ed Pastor Elementary School

Desert View Academy Flag Launch
Yuma
Desert View Academy

Desert Mesa Elementary
Yuma
Desert Mesa Elementary School

Regional Center for Border Health
Somerton
Regional Center for Border Health

 

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