hidden Success Story: The G.R.E.E.N. Foundation, New Relationships Built with Faith Communities

Success Story: The G.R.E.E.N. Foundation, New Relationships Built with Faith Communities

The G.R.E.E.N. (Gathering Resources to Educate and Empower through Networking) Foundation (TGF) is a community-based nonprofit organization focused on improving health disparities impacting diverse African American communities in California. This story highlights TGF’s work cultivating relationships with African American faith-based communities in the Hawthorne community of Los Angeles County, something they had never done before. This work led to generating support for smoke-free policies at Calvary Baptist Church and Victory Institutional Baptist Church, and at several community-based tobacco education events.

hidden Success Story: CA Tobacco Endgame Center Virtual Day of Action 2020 (December 2020)

Success Story: CA Tobacco Endgame Center Virtual Day of Action 2020 (December 2020)

After COVID-19 restrictions cancelled the in-person 2020 Capitol Information & Education Day (I&E Day), the Tobacco Endgame Center for Organization and Engagement (Center) with the I&E Day Workgroup converted the annual event to a virtual experience, providing the tobacco control community with the tools to effectively advocate for tobacco issues with state legislators in an