The Tobacco-Free Coalition of Santa Clara County (founded in 1990) and Community Advocate Teens of Today (founded in 1997) reflect the diversity of Santa Clara County and serve as active advisory bodies to TFC, working together to prioritize and move tobacco initiatives forward.
The Tobacco-Free Coalition of Santa Clara County is a diverse community coalition representing professional, voluntary and community groups, and county residents among its membership. Staffed by TFC, this coalition provides community input and expertise to assist in efforts to reduce and/or prevent tobacco use in Santa Clara County. The Coalition accomplishes its mission through prevention and education activities and community involvement.
The mission of the Tobacco-Free Coalition of Santa Clara County is to improve the health of Santa Clara County residents through tobacco prevention strategies and community involvement.
- Reduce the use of tobacco products
- Reduce exposure to secondhand and thirdhand smoke
- Advocate for tobacco control policies
- Foster collaboration between coalition members and community groups
- Include vulnerable populations in the coalition and programs
- Educate the community on current tobacco-related issues and best practices
The Tobacco-Free Coalition meets every 4th Wednesday of the month at the Sobrato Center for Non-Profits, 1400 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95126 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. If you have any tobacco-related questions or concerns, feel free to drop by and attend the next coalition meeting. For more information, call 408-793-2700.
Community Advocate Teens of Today (CATT) is a youth-led advocacy coalition working to counter pro-tobacco influences and expose tobacco industry practices. Since its inception in 1997, CATT youth remain an important community voice in Santa Clara County by raising awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, exposure to secondhand smoke, and the tobacco industry’s influence on communities with high smoking rates. The CATT coalition leads and works alongside community partners to advocate for policy change, conduct community education and outreach, participate in youth tobacco purchase surveys, educate elected officials, and plan and coordinate training and activities to engage their peers and community partners in their work.
The mission of Community Advocate Teens of Today is to reduce tobacco use among teens in Santa Clara County through education, advocacy and youth engagement. CATT engages and encourages youth to lead healthy lifestyles by planning and implementing tobacco prevention and education projects in their community. Recruitment for CATT is primarily conducted through high schools and its members range from 12-20 years old. Therefore, most activities and projects take place after school and at off-campus community settings.
1775 Story Road, Suite 120
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: (408) 793-2700
Fax: (408) 251-4014