Commercial Tobacco Prevention and Control
- Behavioral Health
- E-cigarettes and Vapes
- E-cigarette School Toolkit
- Flavored Tobacco
- Menthol Tobacco
- Quitting Tobacco
- Helping People Quit
- Secondhand Smoke
- Tobacco and COVID-19
- Tobacco 21
- Tobacco Taxes
- Traditional Tobacco
Quit Partner™ Ambassadors Grant Program
The Quit Partner Ambassadors Grant Program funds local community organizations to increase awareness and knowledge of Quit Partner programs in communities that are disproportionally impacted by commercial tobacco and may have been targeted by the tobacco industry.
The overall goal is to provide grant funding to engage community members to build trust in Quit Partner programs with the intention to increase utilization and ultimately reduce commercial tobacco use rates among adults within the communities.
About: The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) is a national non-profit organization that was established to address the tremendous cancer inequities faced by Native communities. As a Native-governed organization, AICAF works to eliminate the cancer burdens of Indigenous people through improved access to prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivor support.
Description of grant work: AICAF will partner with Tribal communities throughout Minnesota to increase knowledge of Quit Partner programs, especially the American Indian Quitline. AICAF will bridge the gap between Quit Partner programs, the American Indian Quitline, and Tribal communities to increase quit rates within the American Indian population in Minnesota. AICAF will do this by promoting tools and resources that engage the American Indian communities with Quit Partner programs and tools.
About: Founded in 1981, Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) is the largest Latino-led organization in Minnesota. Our mission is to advance social and economic equity and wellbeing for Latinos in Minnesota. CLUES offers a holistic range of bilingual services, including comprehensive behavioral health care, child and parent support (including early childhood development), community health (including food access and preventative health education), asset-building (including employment and workforce skills, housing), financial empowerment, and elder care and youth development (including high school and college mentoring). CLUES serves over 15,000 individuals annually in direct services and several thousand more in indirect services.
Description of grant work: CLUES’ Quit Partner Ambassador project will utilize robust community engagement to understand barriers and hesitancy to using Quit Partner tools among Latinos. Community engagement will inform large-scale education and outreach targeted at Latino communities, including LGBTQ Latinos who are at greater risk of commercial tobacco use. CLUES-tailored materials and outreach in the metro area and Greater Minnesota will increase Latino utilization of Quit Partner, resulting in lower rates of commercial tobacco use within our Latino communities.
About: Founded as a community nonprofit in 1906, Wilder works to break down barriers that keep individuals and families from living fulfilling and dignified lives. Their vision is the greater Saint Paul area as a vibrant community where all individuals, families and neighborhoods can prosper, with opportunities to work, to be engaged in their communities, to live in decent housing, to attend good schools and to receive support during times of need. Their current strategic priorities are to improve community mental health, advance social and economic opportunities prevent homelessness, and promote health equity.
Description of grant work: The Community Mental Health and Wellness program, which is leading the Quit Partner Ambassador work under this grant, serves a large proportion of Southeast Asian community members. The priority for this work will be to increase their access to and engagement with Quit Partner resources.
- Quit Partner: Learn more about Quit Partner programs and tools
- Helping People Quit Commercial Tobacco: Helpful cessation information for health care professionals and other partners
- Request for Proposals for Quit Partner™ Ambassadors (PDF)