Advocacy

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Action Center
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. This online Action Center enables individuals to contact elected officials. Timely advocacy activities are posted on this site.

top

The Community Toolbox
Work Group for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas. The Community Toolbox is a global resource for free information on building healthy communities, and contains “how-to” sections to explain how to do the different tasks necessary for community health and development. For example, there are sections on leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, advocacy, grant writing, and evaluation. Each section includes a description of the task, advantages of doing it, step-by-step guidelines, examples, checklists of points to review, and training materials.

top

Going Smokefree in Your Home, Workplace, or Community
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. The site contains information about advocating for smokefree policies at home and in workplaces. The section called “In Your Community” has information about how to start a campaign to enact a smokefree indoor air law, including tips for gathering community support, meeting with elected officials, writing letters, sample speaking and writing points, and media advocacy.

top

Investing in a Tobacco-Free Future: How it Benefits Your Bottom Line and Community
Partnership for Prevention, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, United Health Foundation. This toolkit was created to educate business owners about the impact of tobacco use on their bottom line. The toolkit provides strategies to help companies improve their employees’ health and productivity by reducing tobacco use. These strategies include implementing company policies and programs, as well as community involvement and support of state and local smokefree policies.

top

National Conference of State Legislatures
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. The NCSL website offers research, publications, consulting assistance, meetings and seminars for members of state legislatures on a number of health topics. The NCSL Tobacco Issues Page provides information on tobacco tax increases, federal and state policies related to tobacco cessation, smokefree laws, youth access laws, and other policy trends.

top

Tobacco Control Resource Center
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI). The Tobacco Control Resource Center (TCRC) is an umbrella organization that pioneers creative tobacco control measures and is continually engaged in analyzing and drafting legislation locally, nationally, and internationally. TCRC works closely with tobacco control advocates, policy makers and attorneys to ensure that new regulations will withstand challenges from the tobacco industry. One of TCRC’s major contributions to the public health arena is the Tobacco Products Liability Project (TPLP), which uses litigation against the tobacco industry as a public health strategy.

top

See also: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Legacy Foundation, American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, National Association of Local Boards of Health, The Praxis Project, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Technical Assistance Legal Center, Tobacco Law Center, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium

Related resources:

top


Last updated 2/18/13