Chapter and Residency Program Mini-Grants for Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention and Control

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Ashley Poole

Global Population Health Specialist
(800) 274-2237, ext. 3140

Please note that the submission deadline for 2016-2017 Mini-Grants has passed.


The Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention and Control Mini-grant program aims to reduce the harm inflicted on Americans by tobacco and nicotine products. Our goals are to promote prevention and cessation of tobacco and nicotine products, and to eliminate secondhand smoke exposure. A variety of factors influence whether individuals begin and continue to use tobacco and nicotine products, including: clinical interventions, community norms, organizational culture and policies, as well as laws and ordinances. Our intention is that applicants will develop innovative projects that attempt to address tobacco and nicotine prevention and control by addressing clinical practice, social factors, or public policy.


Eligible organizations must be an AAFP Chapter or an ACGME-accredited allopathic or osteopathic family medicine residency program in the United States.

Areas of Focus

Grant proposals must focus on one or more of these areas:

  • Clinical intervention: Developing or implementing office-based tools or processes to identify and reduce the number of people who use tobacco within your patient panel.
  • Community engagement: Collaborating with individuals or organizations in your community to strengthen the community’s capacity and to make smoking culturally unacceptable.
  • Advocacy: Working to strengthen local or state laws and ordinances that will support prevention, cessation and the elimination of secondhand smoke.

Supported in part by a grant from the AAFP Foundation.