Tobacco use remains the leading cause of disease and death in the United States, and racial/ethnic minority communities continue to bear a disproportionate amount of this burden. The Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco (LCAT) is a national organization that is overburdened by the needs of the community it serves and ever-growing requests from the mainstream tobacco control movement to provide a culturally competent perspective on tobacco control. This grant provides support for one full-time leadership fellow and provides significant training and technical assistance programs to further develop LCAT's capacity to meet the needs of its constituency. LCAT will: (1) build and strengthen its staff to assure continuity; (2) create a more efficient, effective, and financially viable and sustainable Latino organization; (3) design and implement a strategic plan which identifies ways to increase membership and assure sustainability; and (4) effectively plan a training program designed to build, sustain, and expand a Latino network of leaders that can participate in existing coalitions and be more effective in changing alcohol and tobacco policies and programs at the national, state, and local levels. This project will be considered successful if LCAT develops leadership to sustain and expand tobacco control within the Latino community, increases its capacity to manage successful programs and promote tobacco control policies, and expands its ability to meet the training and technical assistance needs of the Latino community and the tobacco control community as a whole.
Amount Awarded $187,500.00
Awarded on: 11/17/2000
Time frame: 12/1/2000 - 11/30/2002
Grant Number: 40824