Equity in the Smokefree Policy Process
Hear from the National Alliance for Hispanic Health & other partners
How can we embed equity in the process of developing smokefree policies in our communities?
What key lessons can we learn from smokefree policy efforts that are driven by community partnership?
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and ChangeLab Solutions hosted a webinar that explores how local smokefree policymaking can . . .
- Be built by (rather than for) the communities that will be served;
- Be driven by community priorities;
- Center community strengths;
- Incorporate community partnerships and guidance at all stages; and
- Ensure that enforcement of policies — for example, in housing and in workplaces — supports individuals instead of causing unintentional harm.
The panelists discuss examples of how Hispanic community partnerships have contributed to successful, equitable smokefree policy campaigns.
- From Luz García, Latino Coordinating Center for a Tobacco-Free California:
- Latino Coordinating Center, Policy Platform
- Xu K, Li S, Whitehead TP, et al. Epigenetic biomarkers of prenatal tobacco smoke exposure are associated with gene deletions in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021;30(8):1517-1525. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-21-0009.
- Choi K, Chen-Sankey JC, Merianos AL, McGruder C, Yerger V. Secondhand smoke exposure and subsequent academic performance among U.S. youth. Am J Prev Med. 2020;58(6):776-782. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2019.12.020.
- American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, U.S. Laws for 100% Smokefree Multi-Unit Housing
- From Marcela Gaitán, National Alliance for Hispanic Health:
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health website
- Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network website
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Smokefree Multifamily Housing Resource Bank
- Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California, Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Brochure – Spanish
- ASPiRE Center, Tobacco Retailers
- From Claudia Rodas, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:
- American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Culturally relevant quit resources, e.g., Tips from Former Smokers for Hispanic and Latino People
- CDC Comprehensive Smoke-Free Policies
- CDC Polaris Policy Process
- League of United Latino American Citizens:
- Public Health Law Center:
- Additional items linked in the presentation:
- ChangeLab Solutions, Tobacco Prevention collection
- ChangeLab Solutions, Equitable Enforcement to Achieve Health Equity
- ChangeLab Solutions & FrameWorks Institute, Framing Tobacco Disparities
- ChangeLab Solutions, Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Inequities
- Community Tool Box, Assessing Community Needs and Resources
- American Heart Association's California Tobacco Endgame Center for Organizing and Engagement