A collaborative webinar co-hosted by:
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
- National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN)
- National Behavioral Health Network (NBHN)
Promoting health equity and reducing racially defined health disparities is a key priority for public health and mental health leaders alike. Despite this shared goal, siloed funding and organizational barriers stand in the way of public health and mental health stakeholders working together to tackle the disproportionate burden that tobacco use has on African American communities.
In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, please join ASTHO, NAATPN, and NBHN for a collaborative webinar in which state public health leaders and local community organizers will share how public health and mental health can collaborate to reduce tobacco use, and resulting death and disease burdens, in African American communities. This webinar will highlight how to address this disparity in a coordinated way across multiple agencies and will share resources and case studies to aid organizations interested in implementing this coordinated approach in a culturally appropriate manner.