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Tobacco-Free College Program for Community Colleges, Minority-Serving Institutions, and Women's Colleges

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Truth Initiative
Sep 13, 2018

Kristen Tertzakian


This program provides funding and technical assistance to help minority serving institutions, women's colleges, and community colleges promote, adopt, and implement a 100% smoke-free, tobacco-free college policy by June of 2020.

Proposals should address the 5 core elements:

  1. Development of a college taskforce with broad representation of the campus including students, staff, faculty, and administration
  2. Assess tobacco-related issues including behavior, attitudes, and support among students, faculty, and staff
  3. Educate and engage the campus community and decision-makers on the need for and benefits of a 100% smoke-free or tobacco-free campus
  4. Identify a plan to address tobacco treatment for those students, faculty, and staff who are interested in quitting
  5. Develop a policy recommendation for a 100% smoke-free or 100% tobacco-free policy to present to key decision makers

Eligible applicants include the following types of colleges that do not currently have a 100% smoke-free or 100% tobacco-free policy:

  • Community colleges
  • Women’s colleges
  • Minority-serving institutions, such as:
    • Part B Historically Black Colleges or Universities
    • Predominantly black institutions
    • Hispanic-serving institutions
    • Tribal colleges or universities
    • Native American serving non-tribal institutions
    • Alaska Native-serving institutions
    • Native Hawaiian-serving institutions
    • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Up to $20,000 for a 16 month project period.

Recipients will also receive technical assistance through webinars, learning communities, and consultations.

Tagged as
African Americans · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Asian and Pacific Islanders · Hispanics and Latinos · Minorities · Policy · Tobacco use · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Women

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