Alcohol resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad, CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control.  Other focal point concerning the CDC are environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Marin Institute
The Marin Institute is a watchdog organization that provides a variety of innovative research on alcohol related issues.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The branch of the federal government responsible for research and policy on alcohol related issues.

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center
Provides research on issues related to underage alcohol use and provides quality training and publications for those who are interested in learning more.

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Tobacco Resources

American Cancer Society
The ACS is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing cancer and saving lives.  With chartered divisions throughout the country and over 3,400 local offices, the American Cancer Society is committed to fighting Cancer through research, education, advocacy, service, and rehabilitation.

American Legacy Foundation
The American Legacy Foundation is a national, independent, public health foundation that is committed to working with other organizations to decrease the use of tobacco in the United States.  Legacy funds programs that work toward reducing tobacco use by youths, and support programs to help individuals quit smoking.

American Lung Association of Indiana
The American Lung Association of Indiana is the voluntary health organization dedicated to the prevention of lung disease and the promotion of lung health through research, education, and advocacy.  The ALA of Indiana fights lung disease in all forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health.

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights is a national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers’ rights while taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction.

Best Practices in Tobacco Cessation Counseling
Best Practices in Tobacco Cessation Counseling:  An online educational training source for smoking cessation professionals.

CDC Health Worksite-Tobacco Free Campus
Implementing a Tobbaco-Free Campus Initiative in Your Workplace?  This toolkit provides guidance for implementing a tobacco-free campus (TFC) initiative that includes a policy and comprehensive cessation services for employees.  It is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) experience with implementing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tobacco-Free HHS initiative.

Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission
The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission is commited to protecting the economic welfare, health, peace, and moral of the people of Indiana by regulating and limiting the manufacture, sale, possesion and use of alcohol, alcholic beverages, and tobacco within the state.

Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency
Fact sheets, research,  county tobacco control coordinators all appear on this website.

Legacy’s Truth Campaign
Truth is a campaign that is committed to exposing the hard truth about tobacco so that people can have all of the information necessary for making their own decisions concerning tobacco use.

Moving Toward Health: Achieving Parity through Tobacco Control for All Communities
This toolkit prepared by the Independent Task Force on Advancing Parity and Leadership for Priority Populations serves as an introductory document to engage tobacco control advocates and other interested parties in a dialogue on parity–a dialogue that will hopefully lead to actions and the elimination of tobacco disparities.  Available from Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment and Leadership (APPEAL).

National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
The National African American Tobacco Prevention Network provides technical support to African Americans interested in reducing tobacco use in the African American community.

National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Centers
The National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual Community Centers is heading a project to focus on tobacco use in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual population (LGBT).  The mission of this project is to assist in coordinating existing LGBT smoke-free initiatives and prepare community centers to carry out tobacco programming such as prevention programs, media campaigns, peer organizing, cessation programs, and developing policies around tobacco industry donations.  Site contains samples of tobacco industry ads and LGBT tobacco prevention and control ads.

National Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
One of the nations largest non-governmental initiatives, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is fighting to protect children from tobacco and create a healthier environment by deglamorizing tobacco use, changing public policy, partnerships, education, and advocacy.

National Cancer Institute-Tobacco Control Research Branch
The mission of the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality caused by tobacco use through a comprehensive research program.  The TCRB provides recommendations to the scientific and public health communities by synthesizing and disseminating research findings.

National Center for Tobacco-Free Older Persons
The National Center for Tobacco-Free Older Persons (NCTFOP) serves as a national advocate for and source of information on tobacco and its effects on older persons.  From NCTFOP’s website one can link to the Smoke-Free Environments Law Project (SFELP).  SFELP provides resources useful to all states such as consultation and advice for businesses, local units of government, and individuals on policies and practices to protect employees and the general public from the harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).

Smoke Free Homes Project
This is the second phase of the Smoke Free Homes Project, a comprehensive, national effort to train pediatric clinicians the effective methods to reduce children’s secondhand smoke exposure through parental smoking cessation and harm reduction.  This website features:  Latest news, updates, and alerts on tobacco and secondhand smoke — A patients and consumers section featuring health tips and other resources. — Resources for professionals, including links to various organizations committed to the effort.

Tobacco BBS
Tobacco BBS is a free resource center focusing on tobacco and smoking issues.  It features tobacco news, information, assistance for smokers trying to quit, alerts on tobacco control issues, and open consideration of all aspects of the spectrum of issues concerning tobacco, nicotine, cigarettes, and cigars.

Tobacco Free School Toolkit
Indiana Health Index for a Tobacco-Free Lifestyle (INdex).  A web-based tool to help individual schools and school corporations assess tobacco-free policies and programs and plan for and implement improvement.  Derived from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) School Health Index.

Tobacco Free School Toolkit Resources
A web-based reference tool that highlights over 1000 key resources to strengthen school-based tobacco-use and addiction prevention policies and programs.

World Health Organization-Tobacco Free Initiative
The Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) is a WHO cabinet project created to focus international attention, resources and action on the global tobacco pandemic that kills four million people a year today.  Every tobacco death is preventable.  That is TFI’s message and challenge.

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Youth Resources

National Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
One of the nations largest non-governmental initiatives, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is fighting to protect children from tobacco and create a healthier environment by deglamorizing tobacco use, changing public policy, partnerships, education, and advocacy.

Smoke Free Homes Project
This is the second phase of the Smoke Free Homes Project, a comprehensive, national effort to train pediatric clinicians the effective methods to reduce children’s secondhand smoke exposure through parental smoking cessation and harm reduction.  This website features:  Latest news, updates, and alerts on tobacco and secondhand smoke — A patients and consumers section featuring health tips and other resources. — Resources for professionals, including links to various organizations committed to the effort.

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center
Provides research on issues related to underage alcohol use and provides quality training and publications for those who are interested in learning more.

VOICE
Indiana Youth Speaking Out Against Big Tobacco.

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Diversity Resources

Indiana Latino Institute
The mission of the Indiana Latino Institue, Inc. is to strengthen agencies and organizations that serve Latino communities in Indiana.

Indiana Minority Health Coalition
The Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC) is a charitable nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to improve the health of Indiana’s ethnic/racial minority population through developing a broad-based, statewide network of community coalitions.

Community Toolbox
The Community Tool Box was created by the University of Kansas Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development, and the AHEC/Community Partners in Amherst, Massachusetts to provide information and step-by-step guidelines on how to achieve community health and development through leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, advocacy, grant writing, funding, and evaluation.

Community Toolbox:  Cultural Competence in a Multicultural World
This section of the Community Tool Box, a comprehensive community program resource center, covers a range of topics related to cultural competence including understanding cultures and multicultural collaboration.  Each topic includes an overview, tools, and links to related areas of community programs.

Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention
The Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco is a non-profit, national organization dedicated to combating alcohol and tobacco problems and their underlying causes in Latino communities through research, policy analysis, community education, training and information dissemination.

National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Centers
The National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual Community Centers is heading a project to focus on tobacco use in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual population (LGBT).  The mission of this project is to assist in coordinating existing LGBT smoke-free initiatives and prepare community centers to carry out tobacco programming such as prevention programs, media campaigns, peer organizing, cessation programs, and developing policies around tobacco industry donations.  Site contains samples of tobacco industry ads and LGBT tobacco prevention and control ads.

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Other Resources

American Heart Association
The American Heart Assocation is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization funded by private contributions.  Its mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke, including heart attack, stroke, and related disorders.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
Information site that coalition members need to know when forming and maintaining a coalition, trainings, guidelines, and evidence-based strategies used to combat alcohol, tobacco and drug use in communities.

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
The mission of the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of substance abuse, addictions, and other behavioral health problems among adults and children of Indiana.

Indiana State Department of Health
The Indiana State Department of Health serves to promote, protect, and provide for the public health of the people of Indiana by facilitating partnerships with local health departments, hospitals, government agencies, businesses, insurance, industry, and other health entities.

INShape Indiana
INShape Indiana, where you can log on, lighten up and help improve the health status of our state!  Governor Daniels’ INShape Indiana program aims to connect Hoosiers to the existing programs, services, and events that are offered by many fine organizations and agencies in Indiana.  Together Indiana will decrease the use of tobacco, improve the amount and quality of physical activity in which Hoosiers engage, increase the level of fruit and vegetable consumption, and lower the average weight of those who have made a commitment.

March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.  Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies and in 2003 launched a five-year campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth.  For more information, visit the March of Dimes web site or call 1-800-244-9255 to reach the Indiana office nearest to you.

Out of Many, One
Out of Many, One: Campaign to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health believes that the attainment of the highest level of health and quality of life is a basic human and civil right.  OMO assists community-based organizations, federal, state, and local government agencies to build effective multicultural coalitions addressing minority health and health disparities.

Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation
A nonprofit public health organization that provides a variety of current research on public health issues, including substance use/abuse.

Partnership for Prevention
Its mission is to protect and improve health.  They develop and advance policies and program by uniting the health interests of private organizations and federal, state, and local governments.  Main services include: educational briefing, policy research, and forums for governments and private organizations to fore agendas.

United Way of Central Indiana Workshops
Empowering individuals to be leaders strengthens our community.  Listed at this site are several training opportunities for nonprofit volunteers and employees to learn how to be effective leaders in building a community where we are proud of the quality of life for all citizens.  ITPC community-based and minority-based partners may find some useful training opportunities here.

WhiteLies.tv
At this site you can learn about the ways tobacco companies have lied to Indiana, what their lies cost Indiana, and what you can do about it.  Please take a moment, look around, learn about the tobacco companies’ white lies and how you can help stand up to them in Indiana.

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