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National Tribal Tobacco Prevention Network (NTTPN) 

Population Served:

American Indians and Alaska Natives 
 

Description:

The National Tribal Tobacco Prevention Network (NTTPN) is an expanding alliance of more than 350 tobacco prevention and education advocates committed to improving the wellness of American Indian and Alaska Native people by working to reduce commercial tobacco use.  To support National partners in developing effective and culturally appropriate tobacco prevention and education programs, NTTPN offers technical assistance, trainings, links to valuable resources, and regular opportunities for networking.  The only requirement for participation in the Network is a shared commitment to improving the health of Native people by working toward the reduction of commercial tobacco use.  The NTTPN is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Mission:

To enhance the wellness of American Indian and Alaska Native communities by providing culturally appropriate tobacco education and prevention resources, technical support, training, networking opportunities and advocacy. 


Priorities:

  • Prevent youth initiation.
  • Reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Promote cessation efforts. 
  • Counter tobacco company advertising targeting AI/AN people.
  • Respect and promote the sacred use of traditional tobacco.

Activities:

  • Provide leadership in the development, operation, and administration of tobacco-related initiatives serving AI/AN people.
  • Host a National Leadership Institute and regional trainings.
  • Provide technical assistance on the development of culturally- and community-competent tobacco prevention materials.
  • Coordinate a Network response to the use of Native American symbols and images by the tobacco industry.
  • Disseminate tobacco prevention materials that reflect best and promising practices in Native Communities.
  • Host a networking activity during the CDC National Conference on Tobacco or Health.

For More Information:

National Tribal Tobacco Prevention Network (NTTPN)
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)  
527 SW Hall, Ste. 300   
Portland, OR 97201  
 
Phone: 503.228.4185
Email: twhite@npaihb.org or grainingbird@npaihb.org
Website: www.tobaccoprevention.net


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