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.
In Santa Maria, an agricultural center in northern Santa Barbara County, community health workers – or promotores – leveraged their role in the community to activate local Spanish-speaking community and harness their support for stronger tobacco control policies.
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