Networking2Save: CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations supports a consortium of national networks to advance commercial tobacco use prevention and cancer prevention in populations experiencing tobacco- and cancer-related health disparities.
The consortium is jointly funded by CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) and Office on Smoking and Health (OSH). It 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- and cancer- related health disparities in specific populations.
This partnership provides leadership on and promotion of evidence-based approaches for prevention of commercial tobacco use and cancer. Strategies and activities will focus on—
- Network administration and management.
- Training and technical assistance.
- Engagement of the priority populations in national, state, tribal, territorial interventions.
- Mass-reach health communications that complement OSH, DCPC, and other CDC-funded chronic disease programs.
The funded network, awardee organization, and population of focus include—
|National Network||Population of Focus||Awardee Organization|
|ASPIRE Networkexternal icon||Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander||Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, & Leadership (APPEAL)|
|Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA)external icon||Geographically defined||CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America)|
|The Center for Black Health & Equityexternal icon||African American||National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN), Inc.|
|National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control (NBHN)external icon||Mental and/or substance use disorders||National Council for Behavioral Health|
|National LGBT Cancer Network: Tobacco-Related Cancer Projectexternal icon||Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender||National LGBT Cancer Network|
|National Native Network (Keep It Sacred)external icon||American Indian and Alaska Native||Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.|
|Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Networkexternal icon||Hispanic/Latino||National Alliance for Hispanic Health|
|SelfMade Health Networkexternal icon||Low socioeconomic status||Patient Advocate Foundation|