About This Grant:
New Mainers Public Health Initiative (NMPHI) will use this grant to continue previous work with immigrant populations in the Lewiston-Auburn area around smoking cessation, this time focusing on hookah use. Community Health Workers will engage with various populations in their homes, community and electronically to educate individuals and families about the harms of tobacco use and to collect data. NMPHI expects to reach between 700 and 1400 people from East, Central and Waster African Nations who speak Somali, French, Arabic and Portuguese. Data from this project will inform state and local public health officials about the breadth and depth of the challenges of reaching the immigrant populations regarding tobacco and hookah use.
|Year||Grant Title||Category||Amount||Grant Recipient|
|2023||Combustible Cigarettes and Hookah Smoking Intervention Project in Lewiston-Auburn||Prevention, Tobacco||$80,000||New Mainers Public Health Initiative|
|2019||Smoking Prevention Campaign for New Mainers||Prevention, Tobacco||$100,000||New Mainers Public Health Initiative|
|2018||Community Education Workshops on Cancer for Refugees and Asylum Seekers||Access to Care, Prevention, Screening||$25,000||New Mainers Public Health Initiative|
|2022||Cancer Screening Awareness and Education||Screening||$50,000||New Mainers Public Health Initiative|