CADCA and GHEA are thrilled to announce that the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health has awarded supplemental funding to GHEA. The funding will support the efforts of the National and State Tobacco Control Program (NSTCP) (DP20-2001) to promote health equity and reduce commercial-tobacco-related health disparities. 

Over the past eight years, the GHEA has worked with state and local partners to reduce geographic health disparities related to tobacco and cancer. Most recently, GHEA’s training and technical assistance (under the CDC-RFA DP18-1808) has been organized around three annual multi-state learning collaboratives, with a focus on: 

  • Improving geographic surveillance systems and state policy surveillance efforts through GHEA’s Geographic Surveillance Learning Collaborative 
  • Reducing disparities in HPV vaccination in populations with low SES characteristics, Hispanics and geographically disparate communities, through GHEA’s HPV Vaccination Learning Collaborative (in partnership with SelfMade Health and Nuestras Voces). 
  • Promoting tobacco-control policies in places that need them most through GHEA’s upcoming Tobacco-Control Policy Learning Collaborative launching in late 2021. 

While we will still be working and growing our existing portfolio of training and technical assistance activities, this newly awarded supplemental funding will allow GHEA and the other National Networks to increase their customized training and technical assistance to state tobacco-control programs. Health Equity is at the heart of the future work of the National Tobacco Control Program, and the National Networks will play an important role in supporting state programs in implementing a community-led approach to implementing policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and activities.

If you are part of the National Tobacco Control Program and would like to participate in any of our learning collaboratives or would like help implementing culturally appropriate policy, systems and environmental strategies and activities which seek to improve health equity, please contact email