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Tobacco Control Programs in Alameda County

Since 1990, the Alameda County Tobacco Control Coalition has been tasked with providing input and support for the funded programs and advocacy efforts.

There are two main sources of program funding for tobacco control programs in Alameda County:  1) Proposition 99/56 (the 1988 tobacco tax); and 2) Alameda County Tobacco MSA (master settlement agreement) funds.

The Alameda County Public Health Department’s Tobacco Control Program is responsible for several program objectives and oversees the MSA funded contractors.





Alameda County Master Settlement Agreement 2016-2017 Update


This year the Alameda County Public Health Department’s Tobacco Control Program (ACPHD-TCP) will be launching a year long pilot program, The Tobacco Control Policy Leadership Institute (TCPLI). This program aims to develop leaders who can be successful advocates for tobacco control policies in their communities. This is an outstanding opportunity for Oakland-based community agencies wishing to increase internal capacity to engage in local tobacco control policy and advocacy work in order to further health equity among African-American communities inequitably burdened by tobacco use and tobacco-related disease.

TCPLI is a twelve-month program which engages participants in six months of tobacco control policy and leadership training, followed by six months of continued tobacco control policy implementation. Training topics include: introduction to tobacco control and prevention; social determinants of health inequities; effective tobacco control interventions; leadership development; local tobacco control policy development; messaging and policy advocacy, and community education. Training sessions will build on existing leadership strengths of participants and will feature interactive exercises as well as guest presentations on respective training topics. Participants will use leadership experience gained through trainings to develop and implement a local tobacco control policy advocacy project of their choosing. Participants will be guided by a supportive cohort of Oakland-based agencies and mentors well-versed in local tobacco control policy work.

Agencies awarded funding this cycle include: