CDC’s National Networks Driving Action

At a Glance

CDC-RFA-DP-23-0015: CDC’s National Networks Driving Action: Preventing Tobacco- and Cancer-Related Health Disparities by Building Equitable Communities. This cooperative agreement strives to prevent commercial tobacco use and cancer in populations with tobacco- and cancer-related health disparities.


CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) jointly fund this cooperative agreement. The cooperative agreement enhances the quality and performance of:

  • Public health programs
  • Data and information systems
  • Practice and services
  • Partnerships
  • Resources that focus on tobacco- and cancer-related health disparities

The cooperative agreement seeks to increase equitable delivery of tobacco prevention and cancer-related strategies and related interventions. It aims to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health (SDOH). The cooperative agreement focuses on populations targeted by the tobacco industry. These populations have more cancer cases and higher death rates.

Each national network consortium provides leadership on and promotes evidence-based approaches for preventing commercial tobacco use and cancer. Strategies and activities will focus on:

  • Network administration and management.
  • Training and technical assistance.
  • Establishing and managing a virtual or hybrid community of practice that focuses on SDOH.
  • Mass-reach media that adds to work done by CDC-funded offices and chronic disease programs.
Funded network

The funded network, population of focus, and awardee organization include—

Funded Network
National Network Population of Focus Awardee Organization
Center for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Excellence, Empowerment and Equity (CAHPE3) Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, & Leadership (APPEAL)
Disability Inclusion Network for Tobacco Control and Cancer Prevention Populations with disabilities National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) Geographically defined populations Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control Mental or substance use disorders population National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Sexual and Gender Minority Cancer & Tobacco Network Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) The National LGBT Cancer Network
Nuestras Voces Adelante/Our Voices Moving Forward Hispanic/Latino populations National Alliance for Hispanic Health
SelfMade Health Network Low socioeconomic status populations Patient Advocate Foundation
The Center for Black Health & Equity African American population The Center for Black Health & Equity
Tribal National Network Driving Action Program American Indian and Alaska Native populations Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council

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