Coalition

Tobacco Free Northeast PA (TFNE) has united with other public health organizations, businesses, legislators and concerned citizens to create a grass roots community coalition. Community members along with service providers engage in innovative thinking, planning and collaborative approaches. In the Northeast District, our coalition has recruited a wide range of members who contribute to identification of local needs and resources regarding tobacco programming in three regions of the District.

Region 1-Lehigh Valley- Northampton and Lehigh Counties

Region 2-Carbon, Luzerne, Monroe, and Wyoming Counties

Region 3-Lackawanna, Pike, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties

By focusing on areas that have mutual interests, we create a community buy-in for tobacco prevention and control that extends beyond limited funded resources. Together coalition members are inspired to create interventions and address specific tobacco community related issues. The future of tobacco control in Pennsylvania will rely on these collaborative efforts which integrate and imbed tobacco programming.

New members are always welcome.  If you want more information on the Coalition or are interested in joining one of the Regional workgroups, please contact Debra Youngfelt at dyoungfelt@ecpaahec.org.  ECPA AHEC works together with TFNE to organize and facilitate the Coalition Regional Workgroups.