The National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery worked to strengthen the capacity of African-American community organizations to address alcohol and tobacco control.
During the grant period, the association did not expand its institutional or fiscal capacity. However, it accomplished the following:
The project was part of an effort by RWJF to help minority organizations strengthen their efforts to combat alcohol and tobacco use in their communities.
In April 2002, RWJF's board authorized Voices in the Debate: Minority Action for Tobacco Policy Change, to centralize its efforts to strengthen tobacco control policy efforts by national ethnic organizations.