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PAF is Awarded Grant by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention

HAMPTON (September 29, 2014) – Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is the proud recipient of a five year anti-tobacco and cancer prevention grant awarded by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The grant objective seeks to reduce tobacco use and lower cancer diagnoses in target-specific populations.

Patient Advocate Foundation will be working alongside seven other networks forming the defined Consortium of National Networks to Impact Populations Experiencing Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities in order to achieve the grant goals and objectives. PAF will focus on enhancing the quality and performance of anti-tobacco and cancer prevention public health programs, services, partnerships, and resources in low socioeconomic status communities.

“Those with limited income, education, and occupation status are disproportionately at risk for cancer diagnosis, as it relates to tobacco use comparatively to other populations. We are honored to join forces with these seven other networks to truly make a difference in our national and local communities,” says Alan Balch, CEO of PAF.

Additional grant recipient networks include National African American Tobacco Prevention Network, National Native Network, Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy & Leadership, National Alliance for Hispanic Health, LGBT HealthLink, National Council for Behavioral Health and the Geographic Health Equity Alliance.