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National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention (LCAT)

Populations Served:

Primary: Hispanic / Latino


Established in 1989, LCAT is the only national organization dedicated solely to reducing the harm caused by the negative impact of alcohol and tobacco in the Latino community. 


LCAT pursues its mission of combating alcohol and tobacco problems and their underlying causes in Latino communities by: 1) informing public opinion through information dissemination in order to gain support for change; 2) assisting and supporting Latino communities in their efforts to address alcohol and tobacco issues by providing a national communication and mobilization network, leadership development, conferences, education, training and technical assistance; and 3) promoting policy change that will result in healthier, safer and more productive Latino communities through research, policy analysis, policy recommendations and advocacy.

Priority Initiatives:

  • Outreach - LCAT has an extensive outreach campaign to meet and educate elected and appointed officials, the media and the public on Latino tobacco policy issues.  The result of this has contributed to the increase in the number of Latinos working on tobacco policy.
  • Awareness - Through strategic marketing and counter marketing efforts at fairs and festivals, extensive distribution of our newsletter, emailing of action alerts, updates and other materials of interest to our list serve, media outreach efforts, and through our annual conferences, we have had wide distribution of our materials.
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competency - LCAT assists the federal, state and local government as well as organizations and foundations to develop and implement cultural linguistic competent materials for the Latino population to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and tobacco. 
  • National and Local Partnerships - LCAT believes in the power of many therefore building partnerships is a core belief and practice of the organization.  LCAT achieves this by increasing public awareness, individual behavior change, and build public-will to influence policy change. 

For More Information:

National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention

Washington, DC Office:                                              New York Office:
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW                                  101 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 1012                                                                   Suite 313  
Washington, DC  20009                                              New York, NY 10013
Tel. (202) 265-8054                                                    Tel. (212) 334-5738
Fax: (202) 667-4201                                                   Fax (212) 334-5722

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