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Indiana State Department of Health

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation > Community Programs > Statewide Partners Statewide Partners

TPC Statewide partnerships use evidenced-based tobacco prevention and cessation efforts for youth and adults. They include efforts to mobilize strong partner coalitions that reflect TPC targeted populations and support the TPC Mission and Program Objectives.

American Lung Association in Indiana
115 West Washington Street, Suite 1180-South
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 819-1187
Monique Hill-French
This grant supports the TPC Priority Areas: Decrease Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, and Maintain State and Local Infrastructure for Tobacco Control.

They will be working with TPC partnerships to increase the number of smoke free policies in multi-unit housing with public and private market housing. ALA will also support coalition development and increase capacity and communications for TPC partnerships.

Indiana Public Health Association
615 N. Alabama Street, Suite 426
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
(317) 221-2392
Debi Hudson
Linda Bundick
This grant supports the TPC Priority Area: Decrease Adult Smoking Rates, with an emphasis on reducing smoking during pregnancy and reaches an important population of those with mental illness.

Promoting Smoke free Pregnancy in Indiana (PSPI) is a statewide coalition that has the primary objective of reducing the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women and women of child-bearing age. The coalition supports promoting cessation and the Indiana Tobacco Quitline to women; provides online resources and connects healthcare professionals to treatment resources; provides live and online training to improve treatment of tobacco use during pregnancy to professionals; and provides positive-themed messaging supporting smoke free pregnancy.

Bringing Indiana Along (BIA) provides web-based trainings for community mental health centers, addiction treatment centers, and substance abuse treatment programs.  The educational components include information on Clinical Practice Guidelines (successfully infusing tobacco treatment into mental health, addiction treatment, and substance abuse treatment programs), and instituting and enforcing tobacco free campus policies.  The project includes customized technical assistance and training on the Indiana Tobacco Quitline.

Indiana Rural Health Association
2901 Ohio Blvd., Suite 240
Terre Haute, IN 47803
(812) 478-3919, ext. 222
Tina Elliott
This grant supports the TPC Priority Area: Decrease Adult Smoking Rates, with an emphasis on the rural communities in Indiana.

Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) provides outreach to a prioritized list by county of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other healthcare facilities to: enroll health care providers in the Indiana Tobacco Quitline Preferred Provider Network if they have not already enrolled; follow up with those who have enrolled to see if any other assistance is necessary; increase the number of fax referrals to the Indiana Tobacco Quitline; provide resources to rural health care providers on tobacco treatment; enroll RHCs and CAHs and other healthcare facilities in the Indiana Tobacco Quitline Preferred Employer Network; and promote the Indiana Tobacco Quitline to rural communities throughout Indiana.

IRHA provides the outreach to the unfunded counties in the state of Indiana for cessation systems change. IRHA?s contract responsibilities include enrolling healthcare providers and employers in rural areas in the TPC Preferred Networks and providing tobacco use treatment resources to the RHCs, CAHs, and other healthcare facilities. IRHA is an established organization with existing working relationships with the RHCs and CAHs, which provides an ideal situation to share resources on cessation systems change.

Vincennes University-Indiana Teen Institute
5190 North High School Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46254
(317) 299-7831
Mark R. Kaser
Indiana Teen Institute works with teams of young advocates from throughout the state to expand and enhance the Voice movement. Supporting the concept of Youth Development, ITI facilitates the development of youth leaders who experience meaningful engagement in the state's tobacco control program.