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Nuestras Voces Adelante (Our Voices Moving Forward) Network Program

Given that cancer is the leading cause of death for Hispanics, the Alliance’s Nuestras Voces Adelante (Our Voices Moving Forward) Network works to save lives by reducing the impact of commercial tobacco use and related cancers in Hispanic communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

In 2023, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) announced a competitive process to award cooperative agreements to reduce the impact of commercial tobacco use and cancer-related morbidity and mortality in underserved communities. As a result, the Alliance was selected to be a funded partner for this collaboration with CDC.

Our goal is to expand partnerships and collaborative opportunities with trusted Hispanic community-based organizations (CBOs), coalitions, and other stakeholders to implement culturally proficient tobacco control and cancer prevention interventions within Hispanic communities. Key Network CBO members will build and leverage their resources to support other organizations throughout the country to increase community resources, expand local partnerships, and lead the commercial tobacco and cancer control priorities for the Hispanic community. The Network will also prioritize outreach and engagement with national and state organizations to provide tailored training and technical assistance on best practices that provide culturally proficient services to Hispanic communities, with a focus on state health departments’ tobacco and cancer programs. Specific Network efforts include:

  • Design, develop, and conduct commercial tobacco and cancer control-related webinars and trainings on the latest Hispanic-related data, studies, and findings relevant to key decision makers.

  • Lead a community of practice (CoP) comprised of partners with a shared interest and commitment to accelerate health equity through the identification and use of subject matter experts and evidence-based interventions, and highlight promising practices where such interventions do not exist. Our intent is also to provide trainings and technical assistance for Hispanic communities throughout the United States on the reduction of commercial tobacco use and tobacco-related cancers.

  • Increase the reach of commercial tobacco and cancer-control communications and outreach campaigns through the creation and dissemination of culturally proficient media messages as well as CDC tobacco and cancer control campaigns and interventions.

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