TOBACCO PREVENTION & CESSATION

 

ILI is committed to improving the health of the Indiana Latino community. ILI’s health program focuses on the following priority areas in tobacco prevention and cessation:

 

DECREASE YOUTH TOBACCO USE RATES

Middle & High School Prevention
ILI educates middle and high school communities about various tobacco issues and professional cessation services through messaging (e-newsletters, articles, fact sheets, etc.), school staff trainings, and parent group information sessions.

Youth Empowerment – VOICE
ILI recruits a core team of youth to lead VOICE branded initiatives in their community. The ILI Action Squad engages in youth empowerment and engagement opportunities, educating their peers on tobacco-related issues to increase community activism and support community change.

VOICE Action Squad Application

Health Equity
ILI educates and engages the community through advocacy efforts of the ILI VOICE Squads and the conduction of activities and initiatives promoting health equity and educating about root causes of tobacco use in marginalized communities.

 

DECREASE ADULT SMOKING RATES

Indiana Tobacco Quitline
ILI conducts outreach with healthcare providers, organizations, and employers to increase the utilization of the Indiana Tobacco Quitline throughout the state.

Quitline Referral

 

MAINTAIN A STATE AND LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY TO LOWER TOBACCO USE RATES

Coalition & Priority Populations
ILI participates in local and statewide coalitions, conducting ongoing coalition development and recruitment activities with a focus on outreach to organizations that serve the Latino community to fill coalition gaps.

Smoke Free Indy

Tobacco-Free Families
ILI trains staff at Head Start Centers and alternative family settings on the education program Breathe: Healthy Steps to Living Tobacco Free.

Breathe Curriculum

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