Through meaningful collaboration and networking, the provision of training and technical assistance, and dissemination of the latest information on tobacco and cancer control, the Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) National Network to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities works to empower Hispanics and those who serve them around the United States to eliminate disparities in these critical health areas.
Within the realm of tobacco and cancer control, Nuestras Voces works toward building Hispanic community infrastructure, as well as increasing partnerships with regional and national tobacco and cancer control networks and other stakeholders, to decrease tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke among Hispanics, and increase cancer prevention and management for Hispanics. Specifically, Network activities include:
Bringing together local, regional, and national partners to leverage resources and share successful strategies;
Developing national and regional action plans to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based tobacco and cancer initiatives and best/promising practices for community and regional stakeholders;
Disseminating the latest tobacco and cancer developments, research, and best practices through webinars, training and technical assistance, and the Nuestras Voces website; and,
Increasing tobacco and cancer awareness and education through national media activities and social media outreach
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) is one of eight organizations funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control to operate national networks to serve specific populations experiencing tobacco and cancer-related disparities.