USC Institute for Global Health

Advocacy and Data dissemination to achieve Equity for Priority populations on Tobacco (ADEPT)

ADEPT is a cross-cultural, collaborative, project that will help to build the capacity of California’s priority populations to effectively respond to tobacco control and other social justice issues. California’s priority populations bear a great burden of risk for tobacco use and incidence of tobacco-related diseases. This project aims to mobilize communities on tobacco control initiatives by training community leaders and disseminating critical information that will increase awareness and motivate the community to address these issues. ADEPT will serve seven diverse communities including African Americans, American Indians/Native Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/ Latinos, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and low Socioeconomic Status populations.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is the specialized international health agency for the Americas. It works with countries throughout the region to improve and protect people’s health.