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Research Resources

Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
PEACE State Epidemiological Workgroup
Epidemiology of tobacco, alcohol and other substance abuse
Chair:  Dr. Annette M. David
Research and Data Assistant:  Ms. Roxy Mad
DMHSA Data Cerk: Ms. April Aguon
(671) 477-9079
Guam Epi Profile and Suicide Profile

Department of Public Health and Social Services
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
Program Coordinator:  Ms. Alyssa Uncangco
(671) 735-7303
DPHSS Website:
BRFSS Website:

University of Guam Cancer Research Center
Principal Investigator and Senior Vice-President for Academic and Student Affairs:  Dr. Helen Whippy
(671) 735-2988/2989

Guam Cancer Registry
Research Associate:  Rebecca J. Talon
(671) 735-2989/2988

Guam Department of Education
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS)
Program Coordinator:  Mr. Paul Nededog
GDOE Website:
YRBS Website:

Research Tools
APPEAL Tool kits (as shown on

Developing and Maintaining Community-based Research Partnerships curriculum at

Published articles on tobacco use in Guam and the other USAPIs:
• MMWR article:
Tobacco Control News: News analysis
Community leader support for tobacco control activities & policies on Guam
Tobacco control country profiles (second edition)


Survivors of Suicide
Support Group

WHO: Open to youth and adults who have
lost a loved one to suicide
WHEN: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday
of the month
WHERE: PEACE Office in Hagatna
Contact Debbie Duenas or Michelle
Sasamoto at 477-9079 or 477-2304
for more information.

Asist Training
Trainings will be held at the Marriott Hotel
from 8am - 5pm. Attendance on both
days assigned is mandatory. For registration
and other information, contact Michelle
Sasamoto at 477-2304. Register today.

Training Dates:
• Feb. 7 - 8, 2013
• Mar. 20 - 21, 2013
• Apr. 25 - 26, 2013
• May 23 - 24, 2013
• June 6 - 7, 2013
• July 18 - 19, 2013

Trainings are open to the community, and
will be held at the DOA Training Room in
Hagatna, from 8am - 12pm. For registration
and information, call Audrey Topasna at
477-2304. Register today.

Training Dates:
• Mar. 12, 2013
• Apr. 23, 2013
• May 14, 2013
• June 4, 2013
• July 15, 2013
• Aug. 13, 2013
• Sept. 10, 2013

Are you ready to quit smoking?
Call the Tobacco Free Guam Quitline.
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Freedom from tobacco…
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW

Youth Tobacco Quitline Services
The Tobacco Free Guam (TFG) Quitline offers
free confidential services to youth ages 11
through 17 years old. QuitCoaches are
available to answer questions, help when
you are ready to quit using tobacco, and
support you through the process.
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW
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