A tobacco control coalition called Los Angeles Tobacco Prevention Network (LATPN) was established to advocate for smoke-free policies in California. The coalition collaborated with other community organizations, engaged youth and adult leaders, and successfully influenced city council to support and prioritize smoke-free policies, while educating the public about the harmful effects of the tobacco industry.
Effective coalition building requires coordination, collaboration, and involvement of diverse community partners from the beginning. FIGH aimed to build coalitions and develop leaders through health systems work by creating an adult coalition and a separate youth leadership development program, which empowered individuals, engaged the community, and advocated for a healthier coalition for underserved communities.
Dignity Health Systems aimed to embed equity in health systems by establishing safety net hospital programs and social services. A multilingual, multicultural program offering health services and education to underserved communities was created to address social determinants of health and reduce disparities.
BCBS MN aimed to address health and racial inequities by establishing coalitions and community partnerships with healthcare systems. This effort led to the development of successful coalitions, increased awareness of equity issues, and the promotion of comprehensive approaches to tobacco control through community engagement.
CPACS formed a youth task force to advocate for tobacco policy change through work with policymakers, partnerships with national nonprofits, and the local tobacco control GATE coalition. Engaging youth in policy initiatives allowed for greater community support for smoke-free ordinance passage and legislative change.
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