The Southern Neighbors Collaborative

Every State Is Its Own Front

Dates of Program: January 2001 to March 2008

Field of Work: Tobacco control.

Synopsis of the Work: The National Tobacco Control Technical Assistance Consortium (later shortened to Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium, or TTAC) was a one-stop clearinghouse to connect tobacco-control advocates in the United States at the state and local levels with high-quality and timely technical assistance. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Legacy Foundation and the American Cancer Society jointly funded this national program.

Story Told: Tobacco control advocates in the tobacco-growing states of the American southeast knew that they needed to coordinate their efforts to curb tobacco use. This sidebar describes how a TTAC consultant helped tobacco control advocates in seven southeastern states form the Southern Neighbors Collaborative. Activities included working together on increasing tobacco taxes and applying for grant funding.