We work to facilitate the implementation and promotion of comprehensive policies, community-led programs and culturally competent public health campaigns that benefit people of African descent.
About NAATPN
We work to facilitate the implementation and promotion of comprehensive policies, community-led programs and culturally competent public health campaigns that benefit people of African descent.

NAATPN, Inc. is a 20-year-old organization that exists to facilitate the implementation and promotion of comprehensive policies, community-led programs and culturally competent public health campaigns that benefit African Americans. We are committed to addressing the social and economic injustices that have marginalized our communities and led to deep health disparities.

For the past 10 years, NAATPN has operated as one of eight designated national networks under the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. In this capacity we provide tobacco control leadership in the African American community. We provide expert comment, research, and education that have resulted in cities and institutions adopting smoke-free policies and flavor restrictions.

About NAATPN
We work to facilitate the implementation and promotion of comprehensive policies, community-led programs and culturally competent public health campaigns that benefit people of African descent.

NAATPN, Inc. is a 20-year-old organization that exists to facilitate the implementation and promotion of comprehensive policies, community-led programs and culturally competent public health campaigns that benefit African Americans. We are committed to addressing the social and economic injustices that have marginalized our communities and led to deep health disparities.

For the past 10 years, NAATPN has operated as one of eight designated national networks under the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. In this capacity, we provide tobacco control leadership in the African American community. We provide expert comment, research, and education that have resulted in cities and institutions adopting smoke-free policies and flavor restrictions.

Health justice is our vision.

NAATPN envisions a world where everyone–including African Americans–may achieve optimal health. This requires us to address the social injustices that lead to health disparities. Our network of African American-led and allied organizations makes it possible for us to combat policies that have contributed to historical oppression and support solutions that will help us realize health justice for all.

Mission

It’s Time. Energize the Movement!
NAATPN’s mission is to facilitate the development and implementation of comprehensive and community competent public health programs to benefit communities and people of African descent.

Strengthening our National Network.

We build the capacity of strategic partners, public health organizations so that they may advocate for culturally appropriate solutions that promote health equity. We focus our efforts on issues related to tobacco use, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19 disparities..
Building Capacity. Influencing the South.
We build the capacity of strategic partners, public health organizations so that they may advocate for culturally appropriate solutions that promote health equity. We focus our efforts on issues related to tobacco use, cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Our Approach.

Awake. Learn. Act. Share.
We believe that the first step to mobilizing communities is to become aware of the root causes of health disparities. This means examining and reversing the impact of institutional social structures that impact African American health. The mission is abbreviated and summed up in four simple words: Awake, Learn, Share, Act.

Our Approach

Awake. Learn. Act. Share.
We believe that the first step to mobilizing communities is to become aware of the root causes of health disparities.This means examining and reversing the impact of institutional social structures that impact African American health.