INSPIRE Tobacco Prevention
In March 2010, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department was awarded a $6.9 million federal grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for tobacco prevention efforts. This two-year grant, referred to as Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) and administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focuses on expanding community capacity and implementing policy, environmental and system changes in communities, schools and healthcare facilities. Santa Clara County is one of only 50 communities in the nation and one of just three counties in California to receive these funds.
Santa Clara County was selected because of its capacity to build on the successes achieved by the Public Health Department's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) and the Santa Clara County Tobacco Free Coalition, as well as the Community Advocate of Teens Today (CATT). The TPEP team and these coalitions have made great strides in tobacco policy and system changes over the years and now the CPPW initiative will expand the county's tobacco prevention work to create a smoke-free Santa Clara County! These combined and coordinated efforts are referred to as the INSPIRE Tobacco Prevention Initiative.
The goal of the Santa Clara County's INSPIRE Tobacco Prevention Initiative is to increase community awareness of the detrimental impact of tobacco use by engaging residents, key community partners, and elected leaders in public health efforts to reduce disease, disability, and death related to tobacco use by:
- Preventing tobacco use by youth and young adults;
- Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke;
- Eliminating disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among specific populations;
- Promoting quitting among young people and adults.
We encourage you to get involved, join our coalitions and speak out! To learn more about our recent successes, read our August 2012 CPPW Policy Update
The Tobacco Free Coalition of Santa Clara County invites you to attend the second of a series of workshops focused on empowering diverse populations around health, advocacy, and community action work within a tobacco control framework. This workshop will feature a key note speaker and discussion panel of local community leaders working on promoting behavioral and mental health, and community well-being using best practices approach. Click here
to download workshop flyer.
To learn more about the INSPIRE Tobacco Prevention Initiative and current tobacco prevention efforts, please contact:
Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Ste. 120 B
San Jose, CA 95126