BRiDGES Tobacco Prevention has new coordinator

BRiDGES Tobacco Prevention Reality Check program welcomes Kali Bushey as its new reality check lead coordinator. She brings her experience as a former reality check youth leader and replaces Heather Bernet, who advanced to the position of advancing tobacco-free communities statewide coordinator.

For the last 10 years, the BRiDGES Tobacco-Free Program of Madison, Oneida and Herkimer Counties has worked with community leaders and youth champions to help reduce tobacco use in all three counties.

The organization launched its next five-year contract with a new reality check lead coordinator and the additional position of statewide coordinator. The contract is through the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control.

BRiDGES tobacco-free program supports efforts to locally educate community stakeholders and youth in changing norms that lead to ending tobacco use among adults and children.