Project Title: Alaska's Tobacco Quit Line, TPC Community Based Grant Program,
Alaska Native Workgroup
Program Representative Interviewed: Eliza Muse, Program Coordinator
Location: Anchorage, AK
Program Overview: The Alaska
Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) funds communities to implement their own comprehensive
tobacco programs, providing support for the adoption of tobacco-free policies across the state, and promotes
the use of Alaska's Tobacco Quit Line and other local cessation resources.
The TPCP also works to ensure
that tobacco outreach efforts are tailored to address cultural considerations for Alaskans. For example, the
program partnered with the state's quitline contractor to develop a training for quitline coaches
about special considerations for serving Alaska Natives. TPCP also focuses on decreasing disparities
related to tobacco use among Alaska Native populations. The program partners with tribal and
non-tribal programs in an effort to support tobacco-free workplace resolutions in tribal communities.