The American Cancer Society Center for Tobacco Control is launching a bold new initiative – the Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI) – which will provide grants to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100% smoke- and tobacco-free policies on college and university campuses across the nation.
This initiative addresses a critical need and is being supported by the CVS Health Foundation, the private foundation of CVS Health, whose purpose is helping people on their path to better health. The CVS Health Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that help people lead tobacco-free lives and creating the first tobacco-free generation. With these far-reaching goals in mind, CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation recently announced their #BeTheFirst initiative, which is a five-year, $50 million commitment to deliver the first tobacco-free generation.
In addition to grants, awardees will receive technical assistance throughout the policy planning and implementation process. Technical assistance will be provided through webinars, online resources and limited one-on-one consultations.
The materials and details regarding the program and application can be found now on cancer.org/tfgci. Please share this information with your local universities and colleges, Colleges Against Cancer chapters, Collegiate Relay For Life events, and any other potentially interested student groups or eligible parties.
If you have any questions, please email Ms. Bidisha Sinha at Bidisha.Sinha@cancer.org.