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National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. 2019. Social marketing in rural and frontier communities. Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, 4 pp.

Annotation: This tip sheet describes social marketing, its uses, common challenges and opportunities in rural communities, natural allies, knowing your audiences, crafting compelling messages, and tips for rural social marketers from rural social marketers.

Contact: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, 66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 302, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 739-9333 Fax: (703) 548-9517 Web Site: http://www.nasmhpd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Communication, Marketing, Rural population

Harris JL, Romo-Palafox M, Choi YY, Kibwana A. 2019. Children's Drink FACTS 2019: Sales, nutrition, and marketing of children's drinks. Hartford, CT: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, 78 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on children’s drinks, defined as drinks intended for children ages 2–11 to consume, as indicated on brand websites. The report identifies and analyzes sweetened children’s drinks in the fruit drink, flavored water, and drink mix categories as well as those without added sweeteners (added sugars or low-calorie sweeteners) in the 100 percent juice, juice/water blend, and plain water/seltzer categories. Topics include the children’s drink market, children’s drink nutrition, on-package marketing, and advertising.

Contact: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, University of Connecticut, One Constitution Plaza, Suite 600, Hartford, CT 06511, Telephone: (860) 380-1000 Fax: (860) 509-0009 E-mail: rudd.center@uconn.edu Web Site: http://www.uconnruddcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advertising, Artificial sweeteners, Marketing, Nutrition, Oral health, Sugar

Harris JL, Fleming-Milici F, Frazier W, Haraghey K, Kalnova S, Romo-Palafox M, Seymour N, Rodriguez-Arauz, Schwartz MB. 2017. Nutrition and marketing of baby and toddler food and drinks. Hartford, CT: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, 112 pp.

Annotation: This report explores the nutritional quality and other characteristics of food and drink products marketed to parents for their infants and toddlers (up to age 3). It also examines the messages used to promote these products, and evaluates how well they correspond to expert advice about feeding young children.

Contact: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, University of Connecticut, One Constitution Plaza, Suite 600, Hartford, CT 06511, Telephone: (860) 380-1000 Fax: (860) 509-0009 E-mail: rudd.center@uconn.edu Web Site: http://www.uconnruddcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Consumer education, Evaluation, Feeding, Feeding, Food, Infants, Marketing, Toddlers

Harris JL, Haraghey KS, Choi Y-Y, Fleming-Milici F. 2017. Parents' attitudes about food marketing to children: 2012 to 2015–Opportunities and challenges to creating demand for a healthier food environment. Hartford, CT: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report presents results of a survey of parents with children and adolescents ages 2 to 17 to measure parents' attitudes about food marketing and other influences on children's eating habits and their support for policies to promote healthy eating for their children. Topics include parents' opinions about food industry self-regulation, including the ages of children who should be protected from unhealthy food marketing and whether they believe that individual food companies have delivered on their pledges to limit food advertising to children. The report also examines parents' willingness to participate in a variety of actions to encourage companies to reduce unhealthy food marketing to their children. A series of infographics is also available.

Contact: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, University of Connecticut, One Constitution Plaza, Suite 600, Hartford, CT 06511, Telephone: (860) 380-1000 Fax: (860) 509-0009 E-mail: rudd.center@uconn.edu Web Site: http://www.uconnruddcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advocacy, Beliefs, Children, Consumer satisfaction, Consumer surveys, Food consumption, Marketing, Nutrition, Parent participation, Parenting attitudes, Policy development

Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health. 2017. Know the Risks: E-cigarettes & young people. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides information about the risks electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use poses to youth and young adults, as well as resources for expanding and sharing knowledge about e-cigarettes and their impact on young people. Contents include the Surgeon General's report on the use of e-cigarettes by youth and young adults and information about the role of parents, health care professionals, and others in preventing harm and reducing young people's exposure to e-cigarettes. Resources include a fact sheet focusing on trends and heath risks, a quiz, a parent tip sheet, a health care provider conversation card, and responses to frequently asked questions. The fact sheet, tip sheet, and conversation card are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adverse effects, Beliefs, Communication, Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Federal initiatives, Marketing, Public awareness campaign materials, Risk factors, Smoking, Spanish language materials, Tobacco, Trends, Young adults

Oregon Health Authority. 2016. E-cigarette primer. [Salem, OR]: Oregon Health Authority, 3 pp.

Annotation: This document describes electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), the potential health risks associated with the use of e-cigarettes by adolescents and adults, the lack of evidence for and marketing of e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tools, and related policy initiatives in Oregon.

Contact: Oregon Health Authority, 500 Summer Street, N.E., E-20, Salem, OR 97301-1097, Telephone: (503) 947-2340 Secondary Telephone: (877) 398-9238 Fax: (503) 947-2341 E-mail: OHPBinfo@state.or.us Web Site: http://www.oregon.gov/oha Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Consumer protection, Environmental exposure, Local initiatives, Marketing, Nicotine, Oregon, Poisoning, Policy development, Product safety, Smoking, State agencies, State initiatives

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. 2016. Electronic cigarettes (upd.). Berkeley, CA: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, multiple items.

Annotation: This website presents information and resources about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Contents include fact sheets about e-cigarette aerosol and trends in electronic smoking device (ESD) policy adoption. Topics include progress in keeping ESDs out of smokefree environments; federal, state, and local laws regulating e-cigarette use; the components of a typical e-cigarette; science on secondhand vapor; false claims and misleading advertising; and public support for e-cigarette laws.

Contact: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite J, Berkeley, CA 94702, Web Site: http://no-smoke.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Consumer protection, Legislation, Marketing, Nicotine, Prevention, Regulations, Smoking

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium. 2016. U.S. e-cigarette regulation: A 50-state review. St. Paul, MN: Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, 67 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a snapshot of the U.S. landscape of e-cigarette regulation. Contents include information from a 50-state (plus Washington, DC) survey of state statutes pertaining to e-cigarette regulations. Topics include definition of tobacco product, taxation, product packaging, youth access/other retail restrictions, retail license/permit requirement, and smoke-free air legislation. An interactive state map is also available.

Contact: Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105-3076, Telephone: (651) 290-7506 Web Site: http://www.publichealthlawcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Air pollution, Licensing, Marketing, Regulations, Smoking, State legislation, Taxes, Tobacco

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health. 2016. E-cigarette use among youth and young adults. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, 275 pp., exec. summ. (14 pp.).

Annotation: This report focuses on the history, epidemiology, and health effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among adolescents and young adults; the companies involved with marketing and promoting these products; and existing and proposed public health policies related to the use of these products by adolescents and young adults.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adverse effects, Marketing, Public policy, Regulations, Smoking, Tobacco, Young adults

Center for Public Health Systems Science. 2016. Point-of-sale report to the nation: Realizing the power of states and communities to change the tobacco retail and policy landscape. St. Louis, MO: Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Public Health Systems Science, 52 pp.

Annotation: This report provides findings on tobacco retailer density, examines changes in product availability and marketing and promotion at retailers, and documents the growth in retail policy activity in states and localities. It also reports barriers to retail policy activity, resources, examples of policy successes, and a roadmap of strategies to help demonstrate how states and communities are changing the tobacco retail and policy landscape.

Contact: Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Public Health Systems Science, Campus Box 1009, 700 Rosedale Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63112, Telephone: (314) 935-3365 E-mail: cphss@wustl.edu Web Site: http://cphss.wustl.edu/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Case studies, Community action, Evolution, Marketing, Policy development, Regulations, State legislation, Tobacco

Leadership for Healthy Communities. 2015. Sugary drinks in communities of color: Recent research and policy options to reduce consumption. Washington, DC: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 20 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief investigates sugary drink consumption in communities of color, focusing on the public health impact and marketing of such products, and policy options to facilitate healthy beverage consumption. It also discusses how decision makers can work to prevent childhood obesity and related illnesses by advancing policies to reduce the marketing and appeal of sugary drinks—and increase the availability of healthy alternatives—in communities of color.

Contact: Leadership for Healthy Communities, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1300 L Street, N.W., Suite 975***DEFUNCT***, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 265-5112 E-mail: info@leadershipforhealthycommunities.org Web Site: http://www.leadershipforhealthycommunities.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Food consumption, Marketing, Minority groups, Minority health, Nutrition, Obesity, Policy development, Sugar

Truth Initiative. 2015. The truth about electronic nicotine delivery systems. Washington, DC: Truth Initiative, 23 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes the science on patterns of use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), the health and safety of ENDS, and the effectiveness of ENDS as a method for smoking cessation. The document also addresses common perceptions of ENDS, the appeal and impact of flavors, marketing and advertising of ENDS, and public policy measures to regulate their use.

Contact: Truth Initiative, 900 G Street, N.W., Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20001, Web Site: http://truthinitiative.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Advertising, Drug administration routes, Literature reviews, Marketing, Nicotine, Poisons, Public policy, Regulations, Safety, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Treatment effectiveness evaluation, Trends

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2015. Comprehensive framework for addressing the school nutrition environment and services. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document describes components of the school nutrition environment and resources to support a healthy school nutrition environment. Topics include school meals, smart snacks in school; in-school fundraisers; classroom celebrations, events, and nonfood rewards; access to drinking water; staff role modeling; food and beverage marketing; and healthy eating learning opportunities.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp Available from the website.

Keywords: Fluid intake, Food consumption, Health policy, Health promotion, Learning, Marketing, Models, Nutrition, Policy development, Role models, School health services, Schools, Snacks, Water

Seidelman E, Gower K, Bradberry A. 2014. Successful initiatives to limit formula marketing in health care facilities. Washington, DC: Public Citizen, 31 pp.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. 2014. Designed for addiction: How the tobacco industry has made cigarettes more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly. Washington, DC: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 42 pp., exec. summ. (6 pp.).

Annotation: This report describes key ways in which tobacco companies design and manipulate their products to attract new youth smokers, create and sustain addiction, mislead consumers to think that they are reducing their risk of disease, and make it more difficult for users to quit.

Contact: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids, 1400 Eye Street, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-5469 Fax: (202) 296-5427 Web Site: http://www.tobaccofreekids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education, Consumer protection, Drug addiction, Industry, Marketing, Nicotine, Tobacco, Product safety, Research, Risk assessment

Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection and Bureau of Economics. 2014. Self-regulation in the alcohol industry: Report of the Federal Trade Commission. Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission, 49 pp.

Annotation: This report documents alcohol industry self-regulatory initiatives designed to address concerns about underage exposure to alcohol marketing. Contents include data about how industry members allocate marketing expenditures; compliance with its advertising placement standard; online and digital marketing, including privacy practices; product placements in entertainment media; and external review of complaints related to self-regulatory code compliance. The report provides the data in an aggregate, anonymous fashion.

Contact: Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580, Telephone: (202) 326-2222 E-mail: webmaster@ftc.gov Web Site: http://www.ftc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advertising, Alcohol consumption behavior, Children, Consumer protection, Costs, Data, Industry, Marketing, Regulations

Medicine Abuse Project. [2013]. "Out of Reach" toolkit. New York, NY: The Partnership at Drugfree.org,

Annotation: This toolkit for health professionals and educators includes a 25-minute documentary about medicine abuse among adolescents, which is geared toward parents and other adults. Also available are supplemental materials, including (1) an introduction, which provides an overview of the documentary and instruction on how to hold a screening, invite people, and promote the screening; (2) a discussion guide; (3) action guides, which provide tips on how to talk about adolescent medicine abuse, how to recognize symptoms or medicine abuse, and how to talk to adolescents about this topic; (4) a resource sheet; (5) a sample invitation and poster; and (6) a press release and media advisory.

Contact: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 352 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: (855) 378-4373 Secondary Telephone: (212) 922-1560 Fax: (212) 922-1570 E-mail: webmail@drugfree.org Web Site: http://www.drugfree.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Marketing, Prescription drugs, Substance abuse, Symptoms

Solomon L. 2013. The librarian's nitty gritty guide to social media. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 211 pp.

Annotation: This book presents an overview of the social media world, providing context for services like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and analyzes how adults’ and teens’ use of social media impacts the library. It offers advice on easy ways to use these tools on a daily basis, with planning strategies for posting and scheduling. It also addresses the fine points of Facebook, comparing the various types of profiles and accounts. It guides readers in the basics of crafting eye-catching status updates, and other social media best practices and shows how to manage and monitor accounts, including pointers on dealing with negative feedback.

Contact: American Library Association, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (800) 545-2433 Secondary Telephone: (888) 814-7692 Fax: (312) 944-3897 E-mail: library@ala.org Web Site: http://www.ala.org $52, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-8389-1160-0.

Keywords: Handbooks, Marketing, Social media

Breiner H, Parker L, Olson S; Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention; Institute of Medicine; Institute of Medicine. 2013. Challenges and opportunities for change in food marketing to children and youth: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 76 pp.

Annotation: This publication summarizes the New Challenges and Opportunities in Food Marketing to Children and Youth workshop held in Washington, DC, on November 5, 2012. The workshop featured invited presentations and discussions on contemporary trends in marketing of foods and beverages to children and adolescents and the implications of those trends for obesity prevention. Topics include progress since food marketing to children and adolescents, emerging issues on food marketing, innovations and future work in industry practices, and emerging policy initiatives and communication strategies.

Contact: National Academy of Sciences, 500 Fifth Street, N.W. , Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-2000 E-mail: webmailbox@nas.edu Web Site: http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-26953-7.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Communication, Conference proceedings, Food, Initiatives, Marketing, Obesity, Prevention, Public policy, Trends

Stephens J, Artiga S, Gates A. 2013. Getting into gear for 2014: An early look at branding and marketing of new health insurance marketplaces. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 18 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief provides an examination of 17 state-based health insurance marketplace branding strategies, web sites, and marketing materials, providing insight into how consumers will be introduced to the marketplaces and some of the key messages and approaches the marketplaces will utilize to encourage individuals to enroll.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Enrollment, Health insurance, Marketing, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State initiatives

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.