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).