At a glance

CDC's National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-Related Cancers in Special Populations (funding opportunity number DP18-1808) supports a consortium of national networks to address tobacco- and cancer-related health disparities.

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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 focus on:

  1. Network administration and management.
  2. Training and technical assistance.
  3. Engagement of the priority populations in national, state, tribal, territorial interventions.
  4. Mass-reach health communications that complement OSH, DCPC, and other CDC-funded chronic disease programs.

The funded network, award recipient organization, and population of focus include:

Table showing the funded network, award recipient organization, and population of focus.
National Network Population of Focus Award Recipient Organization
ASPIRE Network Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, & Leadership (APPEAL)
Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) Geographically defined CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America)
The Center for Black Health & Equity African American National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN), Inc.
National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control (NBHN) Mental and/or substance use disorders National Council for Behavioral Health
National LGBT Cancer Network: Tobacco-Related Cancer Project Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender National LGBT Cancer Network
National Native Network (Keep It Sacred) American Indian and Alaska Native Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.
Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network Hispanic/Latino National Alliance for Hispanic Health
SelfMade Health Network Low socioeconomic status Patient Advocate Foundation