The Butte County Tobacco Prevention Coalition consists of a broad-based cross-section of community members and organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving the health and well-being of the people of Butte County from the harmful effects of tobacco and tobacco smoke. The Coalition seeks to promote a tobacco-free environment through culturally proficient prevention, education, cessation services, advocacy for public policy, cultural competency, and broad-based community support for tobacco control activities.
The Coalition acts as an advisory board to the Tobacco Education Program Coordinator and the Butte County Public Health Department on tobacco-related issues, including:
- Developing of the scope of work
- Making recommendations regarding the plan of the Public Health Department
- Reviewing, evaluating and recommending revisions to the plan.
The coalition provides leadership on tobacco-related issues by:
- Sharing information and coordinating tobacco-related activities through the strategic plan
- Providing on-going support, recruitment and expertise
- Developing community support
- Serving as an advocate for tobacco use prevention
- Ensuring culturally proficient and linguistically appropriate services to all Butte County citizens
- Utilizing a culturally proficient framework to guide inclusive program, service and resource development planning
The coalition provides technical assistance to organizations and agencies involved with tobacco control and education by:
- Reviewing and commenting on requests for funding from local groups
- Providing education and training
For coalition meeting dates, times and locations, contact: Environmental Health Division, 530.538.7281