Framing Tobacco Disparities: A Collection of Free Messaging Guides for Tobacco Prevention Staff and Partners

ChangeLab Solutions has recently released their collection of Framing Tobacco Disparities resources. These evidence-informed resources are intended to help tobacco prevention and control staff and their partners learn how to frame tobacco-related health disparities messages in ways that reduce racial biases and foster support for effective policy solutions.


Tobacco Control News & Research – April 2022

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based tobacco control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


Cancer Control News & Research – April 2022

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based cancer control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


Protecting Local Authority to Adopt Local Solutions

In community-based prevention, researchers and professionals have realized that the best solution for one community may not be the same for another. The best solution to address problems in a community often comes from the folks most heavily impacted. Laws and policies adopted at the local level are key to improving health outcomes and reducing inequities because they are community specific solutions.


The 2022 State of Tobacco Control: Celebrating 20 Years of Progress and Looking Ahead

The American Lung Association (ALA) recently released their 20th annual State of Tobacco Control report. The report highlights state and federal level progress in reducing commercial tobacco use with an emphasis on health disparities related to tobacco use.


Cancer Control News & Research – March 2022

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based cancer control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


Tobacco Control News & Research – March 2022

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based tobacco control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


National Network Resources for Special Populations

Every month, the Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) aggregates upcoming webinars, events and other resources hosted by the CDC-funded National Networks. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


Complete CADCA’s Annual Survey Today for a Chance to Win $$$

The Annual Survey of Coalitions is CADCA’s largest data gathering effort. CADCA welcomes all community substance misuse prevention coalitions (including tobacco) to participate and share your coalitions' successes. Coalitions that complete the survey by Friday, April 22nd will be entered for a chance to win one of several gift cards! By participating in the survey and sharing your prevention activities, strategies, and successes, you enable CADCA to provide coalitions with the most up-to-date research and the resources that they need.


Addressing the Off-Campus Tobacco Retail Environment to Enhance Tobacco Free Colleges

With many local and state smokefree laws not covering college or university campuses, these institutions have had to work hard to create smokefree environments on campus for their students and staff. The hard work doesn’t have to end there. Considering the off-campus retail environment in tobacco control efforts can be the perfect next step to further protecting the health of college students and their communities.


Legislative Briefs Highlighting Rural Health and Health Equity

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) recently published two policy briefs on Health Equity and Rural Health for their Legislative Prospectus series. These briefs anticipate trends in public health law, summarize upcoming legislation proposals that impact public health and provide a short review to help bring readers up to speed in time for upcoming legislative sessions.


The Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) is one of eight CDC funded National Networks dedicated to reducing health disparities related to tobacco and cancer. Our focus is on reducing geographic health disparities, which we define as the differences in health behaviors, outcomes, and policies related to where people live, work, and play.

We are supported by CADCA, and jointly funded by the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) through CDC-RFA-DP18-1808: Networking2Save: CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations.


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