2016 Tobacco Grant Awards
We are pleased to announce the recipients of Maine Cancer Foundation's recent grants to reduce tobacco use in Maine. Three organizations received a combined total of $128,535.
Lung cancer has the highest mortality rate of any cancer in Maine, and our lung cancer rates are consistently higher than the US average. One in four Mainers use tobacco, and half of all Maine residents are former or current cigarette smokers.
Through various interventions aimed at smoking cessation, the three awarded projects will work to reduce the number of smokers in our state, ultimately reducing the number of Mainers diagnosed with lung cancer and other tobacco-related cancers.
Grant award winners include:
|Project Title||Amount Awarded||Impact Category||Organization|
|Tobacco Prevention, Education, and Cessation Support for Adults in Androscoggin County||$52,419||Prevention||Healthy Androscoggin|
|Cancer Prevention: Building Capacity in Primary Care to Address Tobacco Dependence||$50,000||Prevention||MaineHealth, Center for Tobacco Independence||
|Peer-led Tobacco Cessation Training at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse||$26,116||Prevention||Penobscot Community Health Care||
Grant Review Committee
Lance Boucher, Directory of Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Northeast
Heather Drake, Program Manager, Maine Cancer Foundation
Paul Han, Director, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Tara Hill, Executive Director, Maine Cancer Foundation
Nikki Jarvais, Account Manager, Rinck Advertising
Sarah Mayberry, Program Manager, Center for Tobacco Independence, MaineHealth
Katelyn Michaud, Program Manager, Maine Cancer Foundation
Aysha Sheikh, Program Officer, Maine Cancer Foundation
Garth Smith, Public Health Educator, Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control, ME CDC