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Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

  • 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.

Models represented by this program: