Advocacy and Data dissemination to achieve Equity for Priority populations on Tobacco (ADEPT)
ADEPT is a cross-cultural, collaborative, project that will help to build the capacity of California’s priority populations to effectively respond to tobacco control and other social justice issues. California’s priority populations bear a great burden of risk for tobacco use and incidence of tobacco-related diseases.
This project aims to mobilize communities on tobacco control initiatives by training community leaders and disseminating critical information that will increase awareness and motivate the community to address these issues.
ADEPT will serve seven diverse communities including African Americans, American Indians/Native Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/ Latinos, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and low Socioeconomic Status populations.
Objectives for ADEPT include:
- Enhance the capacity of communities to reduce tobacco-related health disparities by training tobacco control leaders
- Document and disseminate reports that highlight tobacco’s impact in their communities
- Respond to current and critical tobacco issues
In addition to APPEAL, the project is comprised of four other partners:
- African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council
- Coalition of Lavender-Americans on Smoking and Health
- Health Education Council
- University of Southern California
The ADEPT project is funded through Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), which administered the project’s funding from the California Cancer Research Fund* for the University of California. To learn more about TRDRP please visit http://www.trdrp.org/
- Directory: TRDRP Funding for Priority Populations from 1992-2011
- Factsheet: The Impact of Cancer on Diverse Communities in CA
- Press Release: No Community Left Behind”: California’s Priority Populations Launch a New Tobacco Control Initiative (Aug 01, 2011)
- Press Release: California’s Priority Populations Commemorate World No Tobacco Day (May 31, 2011)
If you would like to learn more about the ADEPT program, please contact Rachel Matillano at firstname.lastname@example.org