Stubbed out cigarette butt

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Today on Working Mom Wednesday we talked about making healthier choices for living longer … the dangers of smoking.  Pam Diggs of BCBS of NC joined us to discuss how smoking can shorten your life and good health.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC is committed to helping those in need with the challenge of quitting and sharing resources on how to do it.

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Here are some tobacco prevention resources.

6 effective tips to help you quit smoking

What you need to know about defeating tobacco addiction

NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

QuitlineNC Community Resources

 

Pam Diggs is a Program Manager on the Community and Diversity Engagement team at Blue Cross NC. She serves as a subject matter expert on diversity, equity, and inclusion for marketing and community engagement. She has more than 15 years of experience in public health policy, program development, and implementation. Pam has experience working in multiple sectors providing equity leadership, team management and development, and measures of success across programs. She is passionate about creating spaces that help assure conditions for optimal health and safety for all people. During her time at the NC Division of Public Health, she led the Chronic Disease and Injury Section in creating its first Health Equity Community of Practice and developing standards of practice for equity across the organization. Pam is a leading consultant and facilitator on health equity principles and practice, levels of racism and bias, and organizational change for equity at the individual, organizational, and policy levels. Pam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) in 2003 and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior and Health Education from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health in 2007. Pam is a mom of two boys, serves as Co-Chair of Partnership for a Healthy Durham, Board Member of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Alumni Association, and Co-Chair of their schools’ Parents of African American Children (PAAC) PTA Committee.

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