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American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization. ACS is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA) is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association (ALA) is a national voluntary health organization whose mission is to fight lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

CDC Office on Smoking and Health

The CDC's Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is the government's lead agency on tobacco control. OSH funds the distribution of booklets on smoking topics such as relapse, helping a friend or family member quit smoking, the health hazards of smoking, and the effects of parental smoking on teenagers.

US Health and Human Services

HHS is the U.S. government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

National Cancer Institute

NCI, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI supports and coordinates research projects conducted by universities, hospitals, research foundations, and businesses throughout the United States and abroad through research grants and cooperative agreements. NCI also conducts research in its own laboratories and clinics and collects and disseminates information about cancer.

Tobacco Free Living

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) is a statewide tobacco control program funded by a state excise tax on tobacco passed in 2002. TFL campaign goals are consistent with the best practices in tobacco control recommended by the CDC. TFL provides statewide coordination of existing tobacco control initiatives, funding for innovative community programming for tobacco control, a statewide media campaign, administration of a state hospital system cessation program, and monitoring and evaluation of program impacts and outcomes.

LSUHSC School of Public Health

The Mission of the LSUHSC School of Public Health is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Louisiana through education, research and community involvement; to prepare health professionals to advance overall health status while diminishing health disparities among underserved and rural populations; and to pursue research and service activities committed to advancing the human condition throughout the global community.

DHH Office of Public Health

The Department of Health and Hospitals Office Public Health (OPH) is responsible for the public health of the citizens of Louisiana . The Office of Public Health works to 1) prevent epidemics and the spread of disease in Louisiana , 2) protect Louisiana citizens against environmental hazards, 3) prevent injuries from occurring to Louisiana citizens, 4) promote and encourage healthy behaviors in Louisiana citizens, and 5) respond to disasters and assist Louisiana communities in recovery.

Louisiana Public Health Institute

The goal of the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) is to promote and improve the health and quality of life in Louisiana through public-private partnering at the community, parish and state levels. LPHI initiatives seek to improve the health of Louisiana 's people and communities, and provide information for decision making and policy development. Current activities employ a community-based systems approach to improving access to care, environmental tobacco policy change, and enhancing the capacity of communities to address critical health issues. LPHI's focus is on promoting community-oriented solutions to public health issues and serving as the broker for traditional and non-traditional partnerships.



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