NAATPN has a network of strategic partners specially positioned to support strategies to eliminate health disparities.
African American Tobacco Control
Prostate Health Education Network
AATCLC is comprised of seasoned multi-disciplined, nationally recognized tobacco control leaders from the fields of public health, public policy, community-based interventions,
media advocacy, and research.
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center community outreach focuses on cancer disparities and healthy lifestyle programs in medically underserved communities in Alabama and Mississippi.
Prostate health education focused on African American men. PHEN's mission includes advocacy efforts to increase the overall support and resources to wage a war on prostate cancer that will eventually lead to a cure for the disease.
Tobacco Prevention & Evaluation Program
The University of North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP), housed in the UNC Department of Family Medicine, has provided expertise in formative and summative evaluation for tobacco control, prevention, and cessation initiatives since 1995.
CDC National Networks: Tobacco
In 2013, The CDC's Office of Smoking and Health and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) collaborated to fund a consortium of population-specific, public health-oriented, national networks to impact tobacco related and cancer health disparities among specific target populations. Each network is expected to target specific subgroups experiencing tobacco-related and cancer health disparities with proven and promising strategies designed to address those disparities.
The National Networks listed below have each been awarded a cooperative agreement from CDC/OSH/DCPC to address tobacco-related and cancer health disparities in their respective populations:
Geographic Health Equity Alliance
CDC PACT Initiative: HIV/AIDS
The CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) and the Prevention Communication Branch (PCB) funds a group of national organizations to promote its science-based social marketing campaign Act Against AIDS. This initiative promotes awareness, education, and targeted behavior change under an evidence-based framework and brand in order to combat complacency about HIV and AIDS in the United States.
The initiative, entitled Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) to Act Against AIDS, focuses on populations most affected by HIV: African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, and gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM). All PACT awardees will utilize their existing organizational structures, networks, strategic partnerships and communications platforms to promote the Act Against AIDS campaign.