Tufts Medical Center Asian Health Initiative Calls for Anti-Tobacco Proposals

Boston, Oct. 11, 2019, — Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) launched the Asian Health Initiative in 1995 to support community partners working to address some of the most pressing health concerns in Chinatown and the Boston Asian community. Over the years, those efforts have focused on chronic diseases, family violence, emotional wellness, and tobacco use, among other topics. Based on findings in Tufts MC’s 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, the Asian Health Initiative will focus its efforts in the coming years on preventing and reducing tobacco and nicotine use in Chinatown.

Mayor Walsh and community leaders urge Chinatown residents to quit smoking.

Today, Tufts MC issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking partner organizations with whom we will work to drive meaningful change in the community by educating community members about these products to prevent use before it begins, while also promoting smoke-free environments and improving access to culturally-appropriate cessation support. Tufts MC will provide up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to each partner chosen. All organizations with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or with a 501(c)(3) Fiscal Sponsor are eligible to apply.

As a key stakeholder and leader in the Chinatown and/or Boston Asian communities, we ask for your assistance in sharing this RFP with any eligible organizations you feel would be a good fit for the Asian Health Initiative.

Proposals are due to Tufts MC by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, and funding decisions will be announced in late December 2019. Questions about this RFP or about the Asian Health Initiative may be addressed to [email protected].