The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) seeks to engage local community leaders, organizations, and residents in Black rural communities to work towards building capacity for grassroots policy change to address systemic inequities to reduce tobacco use (ASIRT).
Through a selection process, LPHI will identify Community–Based Organizations and Rural Health Clinics/Federally Qualified Health Centers to partner on community capacity-building and policy change interventions at the local and/or state level.
The ASIRT target population includes African-Americans living in low-income, rural communities with a high incidence of tobacco use. The 10 priority communities are Ferriday, Jonesville, Lake Providence, Tallulah, Bastrop, Delhi, Opelousas, Kentwood, St. Joseph, and Newellton.
ASIRT is funded through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Building Capacity to Reduce Tobacco Inequities in the South and Midwest.
For more information, contact Stephanie Kennedy – ASIRT Program Manager.