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Tobacco Prevention & Cessation > Community Programs > Statewide Partners Statewide Partners

TPC Statewide partnerships use evidenced-based tobacco prevention and cessation efforts for youth and adults. They include efforts to mobilize strong partner coalitions that reflect TPC targeted populations and support the TPC Mission and Program Objectives.

American Lung Association in Indiana
115 West Washington Street, Suite 1180-South
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 819-1187
Lindsay Grace Lindsay.Grace@lung.org
This grant supports the TPC Priority Areas: Decrease Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, and Maintain State and Local Infrastructure for Tobacco Control.

They will be working with TPC partnerships to increase the number of smoke free policies in multi-unit housing with public and private market housing. ALA will also support coalition development and increase capacity and communications for TPC partnerships.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County
1717 South S L Street
Richmond, Indiana 47374
(317) 356-2308
Lana Taylor ltaylor@indianabgc.org
The Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs (IABGC) will develop community activism among youth using the Voice model throughout the state of Indiana. The proposal estimates that 20-30 local Boys & Girls Clubs that currently have existing leadership groups will focus on Voice initiatives by recruiting high school-aged youth for the Voice movement; participate in local, regional and statewide Voice activism events; and follow a list of implementation requirements which includes consistent contact with the Voice Hub Coordinators to ensure the integrity of the Voice movement.

Indiana Public Health Association
615 N. Alabama Street, Suite 426
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
(317) 221-2392
Debi Hudson dhudson@iupui.edu
Linda Bundick lbundick@inpha.org
This grant supports the TPC Priority Area: Decrease Adult Smoking Rates, with an emphasis on reducing smoking during pregnancy and reaches an important population of those with mental illness.

Promoting Smoke free Pregnancy in Indiana (PSPI) is a statewide coalition that has the primary objective of reducing the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women and women of child-bearing age. The coalition supports promoting cessation and the Indiana Tobacco Quitline to women; provides online resources and connects healthcare professionals to treatment resources; provides live and online training to improve treatment of tobacco use during pregnancy to professionals; and provides positive-themed messaging supporting smoke free pregnancy.

Bringing Indiana Along (BIA) provides web-based trainings for community mental health centers, addiction treatment centers, and substance abuse treatment programs.  The educational components include information on Clinical Practice Guidelines (successfully infusing tobacco treatment into mental health, addiction treatment, and substance abuse treatment programs), and instituting and enforcing tobacco free campus policies.  The project includes customized technical assistance and training on the Indiana Tobacco Quitline.

Vincennes University-Indiana Teen Institute
5190 North High School Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46254
(317) 299-7831
Mark R. Kaser mrkaser@aol.com
The proposal funds Teen Institute, in conjunction with Rhinos Youth Media Center, to organize a team of youth leaders from throughout the state to expand and enhance the Voice movement by formalizing an integrated Voice social media infrastructure. The team will develop content that is shared via the social media infrastructure, conduct outreach and facilitate capacity building programs for youth in Indiana. The proposal supports the concept of Youth Development which allows youth to have meaningful engagement in the state’s tobacco control program. This team of youth will also service in an advisory capacity to TPC and can be called upon to provide input on relevant campaigns and initiatives.

Wellness Council of Indiana (supported through the Indiana Chamber of Commerce)
115 West Washington Street, Ste 850 South
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 264-6855
Chuck Gillespie (317) 264-2168
Adrienne Luegers adrienne@wellnessindiana.org
The Wellness Council of Indiana proposes to connect tobacco control efforts with the business community by developing simple to use and simple to administer tools that business leaders need to implement workplace tobacco-free grounds policies and employer-led smoking cessation programs. The Wellness Council will include tobacco-free grounds policies in its AchieveWELL workplace wellness designation and will provide coaching, face-to-face, and telephonic technical assistance to participating employers across the state on tobacco policy management. The Council will work with TPC to increase the Quit Now Indiana Preferred Employer Network; will provide training to the local coalition members and coordinator and will promote the Indiana Tobacco Quitline. The investment is intended to sustain a long term program for employers on tobacco control.