Tobacco- December 6, 2013

The Center for Disease Control’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) are partnering to support a consortium of national networks to advance commercial tobacco use prevention and cancer prevention.
The effort focuses on populations experiencing tobacco-related and cancer health disparities.  This program is intended to enhance the quality and performance of specific public health programs, public health data and information systems, public health practice and services, public health partnerships, and public health resources that focus on tobacco-related and cancer health disparities in specific populations. The five-year project began September 30, 2013 with an investment of $5 million dollars for the first year.

This five-year project expands the current national network model to increase capacity and infrastructure to address health disparities identified by CDC’s National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) and National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP). It is predicated on the successes of previous cooperative agreements funding national networks to impact tobacco-related disparities and national organizations to address cancer health disparities.    The partnership provides leadership on and promotion of evidence based approaches for prevention of commercial tobacco use and cancer. This includes facilitating and providing education, training, and technical assistance that complement other CDC-funded chronic disease program activities.

The awardee organizations and their areas of focus are:

National African American Tobacco Prevention Network:   Addressing commercial tobacco and cancer disparities that impact the African American population
Website:  www.naatpn.org

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan:  Addressing commercial tobacco and cancer disparities that impact the American Indian and Alaska Native population
Website:  www.itcmi.org

APPEAL (Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, & Leadership): Addressing commercial tobacco and cancer disparities that impact the Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander populations.
Website: www.appealforhealth.org

National Alliance for Hispanic Healthcare:  Addressing commercial tobacco and cancer disparities that impact the Hispanic population.
Website:  www.hispanichealth.org

CenterLink:  Addressing commercial tobacco and cancer disparities that impact the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) populations.
Website: www.lgbtcenters.org 

National Council of Young Men’s Christian Association of the USA-YMCA: Addressing commercial tobacco and cancer disparities that impact low socioeconomic population.
Website:  www.ymca.org

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare: Addressing commercial tobacco and cancer disparities that impact individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders.
Website:  www.thenationalcouncil.org

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA): Addressing commercial tobacco and cancer disparities that impact geographically defined populations.

Website:  www.cadca.org

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