Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication, and Education Program

The purpose of the Program is to assist entities to establish or expand health education and communication programs at the community level that support the goals of current and future FDA tobacco regulations.

The Program will advance public health by supporting community-based programs that work
to identify and disseminate evidence-based, community-level best practices for tobacco regulation, communication and education, and increase access to standardized, community-level data.

Strong applications would seek to educate and communicate to 1) promote the understanding of tobacco product regulation and the consequences of tobacco use; 2) protect youth from the dangers of tobacco use; and 3) help those who use tobacco to quit.

Funding recipients must implement a comprehensive public education and/or communication program that addresses federal tobacco regulations and the public health goals which flow directly from them, as identified in the applicant s needs assessment and that will improve health outcomes for members of target population(s).

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.