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Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Larry Cohen, founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, has been an advocate for public health, social justice, and prevention since 1972. Larry established Prevention Institute in 1997 as a national non-profit center dedicated to improving community health and well-being by building momentum for effective primary prevention. Previously, Larry served as founding Director of the Contra Costa County Prevention Program, where he engaged the American Cancer Society and the American Heart and Lung Associations in forming the first coalition in the Unites States to change tobacco policy by passing the nation's first multi-city smoking ban. The coalition ignited other state wide and national efforts, including smoking bans on airplanes and restrictions in public places, restaurants, and workplaces. Larry also created the Food and Nutrition Policy Consortium, whose work led to a county food policy that sparked momentum for the U.S. food labelling law. He helped shape strategy to secure passage of bicycle and motorcycle helmet laws, strengthen child and adult passenger restraint regulations, and set fluoridation requirements in California. Larry has received numerous awards, including the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section Public Service Award from the American Public Health Association, the Secretary's Award for Health Promotion from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and recognition from the American Cancer Society and the Society for Public Health Educators. He received his MSW from SUNY Stony Brook.
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