The Network is an open information and support system for tobacco control and health disparities advocates and experts who want to become more effective in changing policies and social norms around tobacco control through exchange of information and personal and institutional linkages.
The Network is building a National Directory of Latinos working on tobacco, alcohol, other drugs and health disparities which will be updated each month and allow users to conduct searches of colleagues by state and expertise. We publish Newsletters with important news, upcoming events, training opportunities and recent reports and publications about promising and best practices in tobacco control. Currently, over 2,500 people receive these newsletters. Our website has links to repositories of tobacco control materials, curriculums and reports to help advocates do their work. Our Network serves an opportunity for information exchange and networking. Our website links state health departments, mainstream tobacco control organizations, and communities to network members who can provide technical assistance and culturally and linguistically appropriate training. We are open to all of those who are interested in achieving health equity for Latinos and all communities of color, LGBT and those with limited economic resources.
This Network has a cooperative agreement with the Office of Smoking and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It also is receiving financial support from the American Legacy Foundation. In-kind support is provided by and all of its Management and Steering Committee member organizations as well as the National Cancer Institute at NIH.