The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

3288.0: Monday, November 11, 2002 - 5:15 PM

Abstract #45946

Working with priority populations through strategic giving and policy change to reduce the burden of tobacco, a funders perspective

Helen Lettlow, American Legacy Foundation, 1001 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-454-5555, Hlettlow@americanlegacy.org

As the tobacco control field continues to evolve, especially with the infusion of new funding resources, national funders have identified the importance of addressing the needs of and engaging populations that have been disproportionately burdened by the epidemic of tobacco in America. The populations include African Americans; Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Hispanics and Latinos; Native Americans and Alaskan Natives; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals; and Low Socioeconomic individuals and families. The burden of tobacco use varies by population and is determined by several factors. These factors may include the extent to which certain populations are targeted by tobacco industry marketing, rates at which populations smoke throughout the life cycle, and the availability of resources to assist in smoking prevention and cessation.

This session will address the importance of engaging priority populations in tobacco control efforts in an interactive setting and provide for lively forum discussion about overcoming barriers and challenges.

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Strategic Giving and Policy Change to Reduce the Burden of Tobacco among Priority Populations: A Funderís Perspective

The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA