Expanding Smokefree Communities

The American Lung Association National Office is funded under Part B of the National Dissemination and Support Initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Transformation Grants (CTG) Program. This funding is intended to mobile national networks to increase the reach of the CTG program and spread CTG strategies. With our “Expanding Smokefree Communities” project, the American Lung Association is promoting tobacco-free living in communities across the country. Throughout the project, we are taking into consideration the core principles of the CTG program:

  1. Maximizing Health Impact through Prevention
  2. Advancing Health Equity
  3. Using and Expanding the Evidence Base

To learn more about each sub-recipient’s project, read their Community Profiles below:

2013-2014 Community Profiles

2011-2013 Community Profiles

2011-2013 Success Stories

About the Expanding Smokefree Communities CTG Program
Funded by the Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund, the CTG Acceleration Grant funds were awarded through a competitive agreement process to three national networks (the American Lung Association, National REACH Coalition and YMCA of the USA) to support sub-awardees to engage and collaborate with other sectors to advance the goals of the CTG program nationally; disseminate CTG strategies within their national networks; and amplify and accelerate the spread and reach of the CTG program by providing small amounts of funding to local affiliates to assess the health of communities and act upon local health priorities. The CTG program is expected to run until 2016 and reach about 120 million Americans — or more than 1 in 3 U.S. citizens. To learn more, please visit www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation.