National Tobacco Cessation Marketplace Project

In July 2015, we launched our first national project to address tobacco and cancer-related disparities among underserved populations, in partnership with the American Lung Association (ALA).

The National SelfMade Health Network Tobacco Cessation Marketplace Project is a national multi-year collaborative project implemented in several states connecting 10 entities representing a wide array of organizations ranging from health systems, non-profit, community and faith-based organizations as well as local state government.

In partnership with the American Lung Association, this project seeks to reduce tobacco use and lower cancer rates among vulnerable populations by matching patients with evidence-based health resources during their health insurance enrollment process.   By integrating the American Lung Association (ALA) Assistors Project Toolkit, certified application counselor organization partners and other types of organizations gain the resources and knowledge to directly connect clients to cancer prevention tools and tobacco cessation programs during the health insurance enrollment and plan selection process.

Project Organizations:

  • Alcohol / Drug Council of North Carolina (North Carolina)
  • American Lung Association (West Virginia)
  • ACCESS Community Health & Research Center (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) (Michigan)
  • Crozer-Keystone Health System (Pennsylvania)
  • Johnson County Public Health (Iowa)
  • Harrisburg Area YMCA - Northern Dauphin County Branch (Pennsylvania)
  • Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. (Pennsylvania)
  • Macoupin County Public Health Department in partnership with Maple Street Medical Clinic (Illinois)
  • Mississippi Primary Health Care Association, Inc. (Mississippi)
  • Oak Hill Baptist Church Ministries, Inc. Navigator Office (Mississippi)

“In addition to connecting individuals, families, low-income employees and other community members with vital resources to improve their health, this project addresses the Healthy People 2020 national objectives by engaging vulnerable populations and providing increased access and utilization opportunities through the delivery of evidence-based tobacco use screening and tobacco cessation treatment.”

— Dwana Calhoun, Director of the SelfMade Health Network


National Tobacco Cessation Marketplace Project Webcast Series

This series of webcasts are available on-demand for project grantees and their staff,and are password protected.   Please contact the project lead if you are unaware of your access password.