Tobacco Free Northeast PA has united with other public health organizations, businesses, legislators and concerned citizens to create a grass roots community coalition. Community members along with service providers engage in innovative thinking, planning and collaborative approaches. In the Northeast District, our coalition has recruited a wide range of members who contribute to identification of local needs and resources regarding tobacco programming in three regions of the District.
By focusing on areas that have mutual interests, we create a community buy-in for tobacco prevention and control that extends beyond limited funded resources. Together coalition members are inspired to create interventions and address specific tobacco community related issues. The future of tobacco control in Pennsylvania will rely on these collaborative efforts which integrate and imbed tobacco programming.