About the Community Partnership
The American Lung Association in Iowa (ALA) is part of a state-wide Community Partnership (CP) grant funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control. Currenlty, CPs are present in all 99 counties in Iowa. The ALA CP grant serves Adair, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marshall, Polk, Union, and Adair County.
CPs support tobacco use prevention and cessation initiatives at the community level. These partnerships work to reduce tobacco use and the toll of tobacco-related disease and death by preventing youth from starting, helping adults and youth to quit, and eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke. To achieve these goals, CPs follow the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control guidelines for comprehensive tobacco control programs. To find a CP in your area, visit https://www.iowastep.org/community-partnerships.