The Tobacco Control Network (TCN) is comprised of the tobacco control program managers and additional staff from each U.S. state and territorial health agency and the health department of the District of Columbia. This wide representation allows the TCN to access a wealth of expertise and experience from across the country.
Formed in 1994, the network’s primary function was to facilitate information sharing between the NCI-funded ASSIST Program, the CDC-funded IMPACT program, and other national partners. With the creation of the National Tobacco Control Program in 1999, in which CDC provided funding to all state health departments for tobacco control programs, the network reorganized with a focus on raising the primacy of tobacco control in all state health agencies and fostering collaboration and communication among state programs.
TCN’s activities are led by officers elected annually in the fall. The current officers are:
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is providing staff support to the TCN. ASTHO is the national nonprofit association representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to ensuring excellence in state-based public health practice.
Please direct any questions you may have regarding the Tobacco Control Network to: firstname.lastname@example.org.