Past Program Sites

Joel Spitzer has been developing and conducting smoking prevention programs since 1972. From 1978 to July of 2000 he ran smoking cessation clinics and school based smoking prevention programs for the Good Health Program of Rush North Shore Medical Center in Skokie, Illinois. Before joining the Good Health Program, he developed and conducted smoking education seminars for the American Cancer Society, Chicago Unit and Illinois Division. He has over 35 years of experience in the development and implementation of smoking cessation programs for adults and smoking prevention programs for children. He has conducted over 350 stop smoking clinics with over 4,500 participants. He has also presented over 690 educational seminars to approximately 100,000 children and adults on smoking prevention. Below are the last dates of programs at various sites throughout the metropolitan Chicagoland area.

Site Of Program

Date of program
at this site

Previous
programs at
this site

A T & T Longlines 

08/16/77 

A. C. Nielson 

01/13/88 

Alliance Of Non-Smokers 

04/16/77 

Allstate Insurance Seminar 

11/19/92 

Altrusa Club (Olympia Fields) 

09/15/76 

Amigos 

05/11/99

2

American Cancer Society Annual Meeting 

06/15/77 

American Cancer Society Divisional Meeting 

06/15/77 

American Cancer Society Divisional McDonalds University

9/15/98

American Cancer Society Evanston Kids Board

05/13/00

American Cancer Society Nurses Training 

02/26/86 

American Cancer Society Pace Group 

1976

American Cancer Society Physician Training 

05/20/83 

American Cancer Society Staff Training Wkshps 

1978

Anixter

11-03-05

Aparacor 

03/23/87 

Armstrong Elementary 

02/10/77 

Association House 

1976

Audubon Elementary School (ABC & CBS TV) 

05/19/77 

Austin Library Youth Group 

1975

B’nai Brith Of Skokie 

02/06/79 

Balcor 

03/09/93 

Bernard Horwich JCC 

06/26/84 

Bethesda Elementary School 

04/04/77 

Bethesda Home

7/24/98

Bethune Elementary School 

10/19/79 

BHI Incorporated

03/13/87 

Bogan High School 

05/19/77 

Boone Elementary School 

03/18/77 

Bowen High School 

12/20/77 

Boy Scouts Of America McCormick Place Pow-Wow 

1976

Braun Manufacturing Company 

09/21/78 

Budlong Elementary 

03/07/78 

Carrol Elementary School 

05/24/77 

CBS The Early Show 

02/04/05

Central School Of Libertyville 

03/08/85 

Chicago Bar Association 

03/25/88 

Chicago Chamber of Commerce

04/16/97

Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Dental Conferences 2002 and 2006

02/24/06

2

Chicago Prepatory High School

11/20/97

Chicago State University 

11/14/78 

Circle Campus Youth Groups 

1975

Civic Center Ralleys 1975-1983 

1983

Clinton Elementary School 

03/27/79 

CNBC Interview

05/03/04

Commonwealth Edison Employee Seminar 

  

Cook County School Of Nursing 

1976

Copernicus Elementary School 

11/22/77 

Counterpoint Youth Clinic 

11/01/79 

Culver Elementary School 

02/01/90 

Currie High School 

1977

Depaul University Health Classes 

10/13/78 

Dever Elementary School 

04/01/77 

Dexter Missouri Healthy Lifestyles Conference

09-07-01

Dirkson School Pta 

01/17/78 

Dunbar High School 

03/30/78 

East Prarie Teachers In-Service 

  

ECTV Our Town Evanston

3-2-02

Edison Park Luther League 

1978

Evanston Dental Association 

03/05/01 

1

Evanston Health Department 

11/18/04

5

Evanston City Employees

09/19/00

Evanston Township High School 

11/16/00

7

Evanston Township High School Peer Services

04/30/01

1

Fairview South Elementary School 

04/11/00

4

Faith, Hope and Charity School (Winnetka)

11/10/99

1

Farragut High School 

03/14/77 

Fel-Pro, Inc. Employee Smoking Seminar 

01/13/87 

Field Middle School (Northbrook)

05/05/05

25

Field School (Wheeling) 

05/30/84 

First Church Of God Youth Group 

02/21/83 

First National Bank Of Skokie Employee Sem. 

05/25/82 

Five Holy Martyrs Elementary School 

04/28/77 

Fluid Power Systems 

10/26/93 

Foreman High School 

02/15/78 

Fox News

05/12/04

Four-H Fair Arlington Heights 

1972

Four-H Southside Group 

10/18/78 

Frost Elementary School 

01/20/89 

Gage Park High School 

02/02/78 

Gemini Elementary School 

1976

General Board Of Pensions United Methodist Church 

09/16/82 

Glen Oaks Nursing Home 

11/25/86 

Glenbrook North 

01/20/95 

Glenbrook North High School 

11/09/81 

Glenbrook North High School 

11/22/94 

Glenbrook South 

01/26/01 

3

Glencoe Union Church Youth Groups 

10/20/82 

Glenview Community Church 

  

Good Council High School 

1975

Gordon Tech High School 

1976

Gray Elementary School 

03/09/78 

Great Lakes Naval Base

08/24/99

1

Greenbriar Elementary School 

04/18/83 

Harper Elementary School 

12/11/79 

Hazel Wilson Senior Citizens Home 

1977

Hiawatha Park Girl Scouts 

1976

Home Depot Employees (Evanston)

05-11-99

Howe Barnes

04-05-99

Illinois Interagency Council Level VI Conferences 

11/07/84 

Illinois State Fair 1976-1977 

08/14/77 

Illinois Student Council Association 

04/29/77 

Immaculate Conception High School 

12/06/77 

Iroquois Popcorn 

02/13/87 

Jamison Elementary School 

01/11/78 

Jefferson Park Library 

05/08/78 

Junior Women’s League Of Chicago Seminars 

03/06/85 

Kendall College 

02/09/94 

Kenilworth Union Church

02/23/99 

Kennedy King College 

07/21/77 

Klein Tools 

04/14/94 

Knights Of Columbus (Niles) 

1980

Lake Zurich High School 

12/07/78 

Lawson YMCA Senior Citizens 

01/24/77 

Level VI Conference Springfield 

04/03/84 

Lewis Elementary School 

05/31/77 

Life Fitness

08/12/97

Lincoln Junior High 

10/29/92 

Lincoln Junior High School 

05/03/83 

Lions Township 

07/08/77 

Lourdes High School 

11/30/78 

Loyola Academy 

02/04/93 

10 

Lucy Flower High School 

01/31/78 

Lyons Township High School 

07/08/77 

Margolis, Shiffman, and Morris Family Dental Practice

01/31/01

1

Mark Twain School 

01/26/90 

Marrilac High School 

02/22/79 

Martin Luther King Lab School PTA

02/08/83 

Mather High School 

03/03/82 

Mayor’s Annual Youth Conferences 1973-1976 

1976

McCracken Elementary School (Skokie)

10/15/99

3

Meadowbrook Elementary School 

02/19/82 

Melzer Elementary 

01/10/83 

Methedone Maintenance Clinic Staff 

04/07/77 

Mexican Community Committee 

08/01/77 

Middleton Elementary School 

04/14/77 

Montini High School 

11/17/77 

Morton Upper Grade Center 

05/31/78 

Multigraphics 

02/09/88 

National Louis University

03/02/00 

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

11/10/00

Nelson Elementary School 

05/24/84 

New Trier East High School 

11/17/99

2

New Trier West High School 

04/19/83 

Niles East High School 

11/07/79 

11 

Niles Elementary School 

12/10/79 

Niles High Schools Teacher Seminar 

02/19/80 

Niles North High School 

03/14/01 

18

Niles West High School 

12/16/80 

North Park Luther League 

1975

Northshore Country Day School 

05/06/81 

North Suburban Dental Associates

03/23/00 

Northeastern Illinois University – Chemistry Of Drugs Course 

11/26/84 

Northeastern Illinois University Health Classes 

05/31/79 

Northeastern Illinois University Health Fairs 1975-1977

1977

Northeastern Illinois University Teachers Workshop 

1973

Northwestern University Kappa Kappa Gamma Greek Society

03/09/00

Northwestern University Peer Counselors

01/08/04

4

Northwestern University Faculty (Dental School)

11/18/97

Northwestern Univ. Dance Marathon Committee 

02/16/93 

Northwestern University’s Faculty Seminar 

05/17/79 

Northwestern University’s Health Service 

04/19/79 

Northwestern University Health Services General Medicine Clinic (CME)

10/28/99

Northwestern University Student Greek Advisors

11/30/99

Northwestern University Greek Houses

03/09/00

Oak Park River Forest High School 

10/22/81 

Oakton Community College Biology Class 

1976

Oakton Community College Public Speaking Class 

1976

Oakton Community College Student Nurses 

1976

Oakview Junior High School 

03/01/78 

Old Orchard Junior High School 

11/12/87 

Orchard Village Skokie

06/27/02

1

Ort 

02/15/79 

Our Lady Of Good Council Elementary School 

04/04/77 

Our Lady Of The Gardens Elementary School 

07/20/78 

Our Place Youth Center 

1975

PADA Parents Against Drugs and Alcohol

10/13/98

Pearl Schack Memorial Cancer Fund Raisers 

03/10/79 

Pleasant Ridge Elementary School 

01/06/84 

Prarie Avenue Research Clinic 

04/21/78 

Progressive Management Dental Management Seminar

09/22/04

2

Project Girls Staff 

06/21/77 

Queen Of All Saints Elementary School 

05/12/77 

Rand McNally Corporation

11/21/97

Reed-Custer High School, Braidwood 

11/17/89 

Ressurection High School 

09/23/82 

Ressurection Hospital Smoking Clinic 

01/03/77 

Rhoden Library Community 

1975

Ridgeway Hospital 

1976

Rogers Elementary School 

04/06/77 

Roselle School 

10/27/92 

Rosenwald Elementary School 

05/19/77 

Rotary Club (Matoon, Illinois) 

1976

Rotary Club (Skokie, Illinois) 

08/12/86 

Rotary Seminar 

01/19/93 

Rush North Shore Medical Center Diabetes Workshop

10/22/98

Rush North Shore Medical Center Nicotine Addiction Seminar

05/09/00

9

Rush North Shore Medical Center Teen Smoking Seminar

12/4/96

1

Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Employees 

06/16/93 

Rush University Grand Rounds 

01/12/93 

Salvation Army 

03/25/77 

Scott Foresman 

07/28/87 

Senn High School 

05/30/79 

19 

Senn Park Nursing Home 

12/02/77 

Skokie Health Department

02/14/06

48

Skokie Savings And Trust Employee Seminars 

06/24/82 

Skokie School (Winnetka)

11/5/98

Skokie Valley Hospital Oncology Nurses 

10/09/81 

Skokie Valley Hospital Weight Control Class 

10/27/81 

Skokie Valley Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab 

12/14/82 

Skokie Valley Hospital’s Careunit 

03/09/83 

Social Security Office Staff 

06/16/77 

St. Ambros Elementary School 

12/15/77 

St. Anthony’s Hospital In-Service 

07/18/78 

St. Barnabus Elementary School 

03/20/78 

St. Bartholemews Elementary School 

04/18/78 

St. Casimers High School 

05/19/78 

St. Genevieve Elementary School 

03/28/77 

St. Francis Xavier School (Wilmette)

11/17/00

1

St. Johns Lutheran Elementary School 

02/07/77 

St. Julienna Elementary School 

01/20/77 

St. Mathias Elementary School 

1975

St. Sebastion High Shool 

11/10/78 

St. Sylborsters Elementary School 

01/12/78 

Stanley Field Elementary School 

05/09/94 

14 

Steinmetz High School 

05/02/85 

Stevenson Elementary School 

03/09/82 

Stevenson Elementary School 

05/25/77 

Stratford Home 

04/19/78 

Sullivan High School 

10/04/77 

Sunset Ridge Elementary School 

01/20/84 

Sunshine School, Niles 

12/18/86 

Taft High School 

04/20/78 

11 

Teaching Health, Education And Motivation 

03/03/78 

Temple Judea Mizpah

02/20/00

Train The Trainer (Chicago) 

02/22/77 

Train The Trainer (Edwardsville, Illinois) 

07/19/77 

Train The Trainer (Springfield, Illinois) 

07/20/77 

Trustmark

09/08/99

Twin Grove Ivy Hall 

10/16/92 

U.O.P. 

04/21/94 

Northeastern Illinois University – Chemistry Of Drugs Course 

11/26/84 

Northeastern Illinois University Health Classes 

05/31/79 

Northeastern Illinois University Health Fairs 1975-1977

1977

Northeastern Illinois University Teachers Workshop 

1973

Union Church Youth Groups 

  

United Conveyer Corporation 

03/23/82 

University Of Illinois Medical School 

02/11/78 

Us Robotics 

05/18/93 

Village of Northbrook Employees

09/29/99

Washburne Jr High School 

04/12/00

4

Wauconda High School 

11/22/83 

Wauconda Junior High School 

04/18/85 

WCLR Radio 

08/04/83 

WEAW Radio 

  

West Chicago Community High School 

05/17/77 

West Lawn Public Library 

10/05/78 

West Pullman Elementary School 

02/28/78 

West Pullman Teachers In-Service Training 

1977

West Town Boys Club 

07/29/77 

Wheeling High School 

03/26/82 

Whitman Elem. School (Wheeling) 

02/27/90 

William Meyers & Sons 

03/29/88 

Wilmette Jr High

11/10/98

Wilmette Optimists Club 

03/24/81 

Wind Radio 

03/29/80 

Winnetka Presbyterian Church 

09/27/81 

WOJO Radio 

03/02/82 

Womans Christian Temperance Union Evanston 

07/09/81 

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School 

05/02/78 

World Book Encyclopedia 

11/23/92 

WSEX Radio 

07/06/84 

WVVX Radio 

07/21/81 

W. W. Grainger

01/12/99

Zenith Data Systems

09/06/94