The Healthy HotSpot, Partnerships for Tobacco-free Living collaboratively raises awareness of current tobacco-related trends, promotes cessation and secondhand smoke messaging. Moreover, the partnerships work to build the capacity of communities to provide cessation services and engage youth in a way that encourages them to stay tobacco-free, and provides technical support to organizations in the adoption and implementation of tobacco-free policies that reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
CCDPH receives funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to mobilize communities across suburban Cook County and establish tobacco-related policies supporting long-term, social norms change. Overarching goals are to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use among youth and adults; exposure to secondhand smoke and tobacco-related disparities in suburban Cook County.
Partners include the American Lung Association of Greater Chicago, Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice and Respiratory Health Association.