National African American Tobacco Prevention Network

NAATPN is reinventing and strengthening its position as the leading source of education and advocacy for tobacco and cancer health disparities affecting African Americans. It is imperative to engage health care organizations and African American communities in tobacco and cancer prevention work.

The mission is abbreviated and summed up in four simple words: Awake, Learn, Share, Act. A closer look at each of these words in the context of health advocacy, reducing tobacco use and cancer rates will clearly demonstrate the mission of NAATPN and efforts of its national partners to empower health organizations and the African American community to fight against the predatory tactics of the tobacco industry and lower cancer prevalence.