Supporting the 2012 National Conference on Tobacco or Health

The Foundation's initiative, Supporting Advocacy to Reduce Tobacco Use and Direct Tobacco-Related State Revenue to Health Priorities, was designed to support state and local advocacy efforts and educate policy-makers and other key audiences in up to 15 states about the need for tobacco control and other public health measures.This grant provides support for the policy track of the 2012 National Conference on Tobacco or Health, the leading gathering of agencies, individuals and partners devoted to tobacco control in the United States. The 2012 conference will provide a key opportunity to educate and motivate attendees about current and emerging best practices, research, methods, implementation tools, and policy interventions and advocacy measures to reduce tobacco use. The conference will be held August 15-17, 2012, in Kansas City, Missouri. Numerous federal, state and regional public and private partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Food and Drug Administration, American Legacy Foundation, and Missouri Foundation for Health, will provide funding and planning support. DESA, a professional-services firm, will serve as conference secretariat and is responsible for conference planning, outreach, sponsorship/fund raising and project delivery. Deliverables will include the conference and, specifically, the policy track; related materials and information, including abstracts; the conference program; attendee directory and handouts; a website ( and social-networking tools; and continuing education credits.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $72,990.00

Awarded on: 9/2/2011

Time frame: 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012

Grant Number: 69287


DESA, Inc.

400 Percival Road
P.O. Box 6805
Columbia, 29260-6805


Kari M. Appler
Project Director


Camille Shaw
Project Director