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The Technical Assistance for Priority Populations to Implement a Norm change on Tobacco (TAPP INTO) Program is a comprehensive community-competent technical assistance and training program. Based on APPEAL’s model of technical assistance and training (TAT), the TAPP INTO Program supports community organizations working with Africans, African Americans, Latinos, LGBTs, and Southeast Asians in Minnesota.

For the values and goals of the TAPP INTO program, please click here.

Technical Assistance Activities in the TAPP INTO Program include:

  • Trainings
  • Skills Building
  • Coaching
  • Capacity Building
  • Evaluation

National and Minnesota-based organizations supported by TAPP INTO

Along with APPEAL and a pool of local experts, TAPP INTO brings together three national organizations that work with priority populations:

TAPP INTO program supports the following priority population serving organizations in Minnesota:

Success Stories

To view success stories from priority population organizations funded by Blue Cross, please see below:

Funding Sources

This work is supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) as part of a health improvement initiative funded by tobacco settlement dollars that addresses root causes of preventable heart disease and cancer. Blue Cross’ prevention efforts with high priority populations include a commitment to build community capacity to work on health promotion efforts.

For more information about Blue Cross’ health improvement work please visit: Prevention Minnesota


If you would like to learn more about APPEAL’s TAPP INTO program, please contact Rachel Matillano at [email protected].