Coalition  

Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition (TEC)

The Tobacco Education Coalition (TEC) has led tobacco-free advocacy efforts in Solano County since 1990. The TEC advises the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program, and Coalition members are critically involved in tobacco prevention projects as active participants and leaders.

2016 Volunteer of the Year is Loretta Huddart-Wolfe

The Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition has a long-standing tradition of recognizing a member who has shown exceptional dedication and commitment to our mission of reducing tobacco use and its negative impact on our community. Starting in 1994, the Les Ross memorial "Volunteer of the Year" award has been presented in memory of Les, a volunteer who was an incredible force on our Coalition.

Volunteer of the Year

Loretta Huddart-Wolfe (left) receiving the Volunteer of the Year award plaque, with Felicia Flores- Workman of the Tobacco Prevention & Education Program.

The 2016 Volunteer of the Year recipient is Loretta Huddart-Wolfe. Loretta has been involved in tobacco prevention for the past several years. She actively participates in general Tobacco Education Coalition meetings and was extensively involved in our multiple Communities of Excellence in Tobacco Control needs assessment process. As a volunteer with the Tobacco Education Coalition, she helped write the new TEC member letter of introduction and most recently assisted in issuing a media release regarding the huge increase in the number of tobacco retailers in Dixon. Because of her passion for helping those who want to quit smoking to do so, she came out of retirement to help serve the needs of the community.  She was able to help jump start cessation classes because of her previous experience.  In addition to conducting the classes after they had been on hiatus for a number of years, she also mentored four newly trained facilitators.  In the words of someone who nominated her “Students” of hers from “Kick the Butts” have only given high praise for her dedication. In addition, she helped collect petition signatures to help qualify the tobacco tax initiative. In the words of another person who nominated her...she was nominated “because she is a volunteering her time in the effort to reduce tobacco use of youth”Over this past year, she has served in a leadership capacity with our Tobacco Education Coalition. Loretta is committed to preventing future generations from smoking AND is committed to helping those who currently use tobacco to break their addiction.  She approaches her class participants with compassion.

TEC Co-Chairs for 2017  

       Alvina Sheeley, Ed.D   and  Annabelle Prasad, MPH

              Alvina Sheeley                                                                   Annabelle Prasad

TEC Meetings

The Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition meets quarterly in January, April, July and October. All meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. TEC meetings are held at the Solano County Health and Social Services Department, Conference Room 1, at 275 Beck Avenue, Fairfield. 

The 2017 meetings are: the Annual Meeting luncheon, 12-2 p.m. January 17; and quarterly meetings on the third Tuesday of the following months at  3:30-5:00 p.m.: April 18; July 18; and October 17. Please contact Angela Upshaw to RSVP and for additional information.

Resources

Provided below are items that may be of interest to members or prospective members.  If you have any questions regarding the Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition, please contact Felicia Flores-Workman at 707-784-8901.

 

 

Mission:  To reduce tobacco use and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke in Solano County.

Solano County
Health & Social Services
275 Beck Ave.
Fairfield, CA 94533
707.784.8900
www.tobaccofreesolano.org

Contact Our Team
Felicia Flores-Workman
Project Director

Angela Upshaw
Health Education Specialist






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