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Statewide Partners

TPC Statewide partnerships use evidenced-based tobacco prevention and cessation efforts for youth and adults. They include efforts to mobilize strong partner coalitions that reflect TPC targeted populations and support the TPC Mission and Program Objectives.

American Lung Association in Indiana (ALA)
115 West Washington Street, Suite 1180-South
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 819-1187
Nick Torres, nick.torres@lung.org

ALA focuses on working with TPC partnerships to increase the number of smoke free policies in multi-unit housing with public and private market housing. ALA also supports coalition development and increase capacity and communications for passing secondhand smoke in Indiana communities.

Health Ed Pros (HEP)
5868 E 71st Street, #E-317
Indianapolis, Indiana 46260
(317) 443-6582
Brian K Lucas, BrianL@HealthEdPros.org

HEP facilitates and supports TPC with the Breathe: Healthy Steps to Living Tobacco Free educational program by working with Head Start Centers and other similar organizations in Indiana.  Breathe includes education on the dangers of secondhand and thirdhand smoke, ways to minimize exposure, the financial burden of tobacco, and resources available to quit smoking.  HEP will provide training and technical assistance to local TPC funded partners on Breathe; provide training and technical assistance for Head Start (or similar) agencies covering counties NOT funded with a local community-based or minority-based grant; assist in the development and continual improvement of Breathe tools; and serve as a liaison between TPC and Head Start and other state-level organization serving low income families.

Indiana Black Expo (IBE)
601 Shortridge Road
Indianapolis, IN  4621
tdeaderick@indianablackexpo.com

IBE focuses on the four priority areas in tobacco control in the African-American community:  Prevent initiation of tobacco use by Indiana youth; assist tobacco users in cessation; protect Hoosiers from secondhand smoke; and maintain tobacco control infrastructure.  IBE has capacity for outreach to county IBE chapters, sponsorship events, youth programming, and a statewide tobacco coalition that impact the African-American community across the state.

Indiana Latino Institute (ILI)
2126 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN  46202
317-472-105
ASzura@indianalatinoinstitute.org

ILI focuses on the four priority areas in tobacco control in the Latino/Hispanic community:  Prevent initiation of tobacco use by Indiana youth; assist tobacco users in cessation; protect Hoosiers from secondhand smoke; and maintain tobacco control infrastructure.  ILI has capacity for outreach to specific Indiana counties that have a large Latino/Hispanic population.

Indiana Teen Institute (ITI)
5190 North High School Road
Indianapolis, IN  46254
317-299-783
Mark Kaser, mrkaser@aol.com

ITI provides youth and young adult training for youth peer to peer curriculum.  ITI also provides technical assistance around youth engagement and positive youth development to local TPC Youth Coordinators.

Indy Pride, Inc.
3733 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317-541-8726, ext. 116
Chris Handberg,  chandberg@indypride.org

Indy Pride focuses on building capacity for tobacco prevention and cessation messaging and outreach through their network and events.  The grant also focuses on increasing organizational engagement and capacity to address tobacco use and overall health in the LGBT community.  The partnership seeks to increase the number of smaller smoke free Pride events in Indiana by collaborating with local coalition coordinators, and increase outreach to the community with resources, such as 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI)
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
317-264-216
aorourke@indianachamber.com

The Wellness Council of Indiana partners with the Indiana Healthy Community Initiative, promoting the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, and conducting community-facing trainings and workshops on a variety of related topics.  WCI plans to develop an employer tobacco prevention and cessation tool using existing materials, consult with 60 Indiana employers, and provide employer-facing training. WCI works with the Tobacco Coordinators and Coalitions and educate them on the working with employers.