DC Calls It Quits! Week: Sept 22-28, 2019

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DC Tobacco Free Coalition is proud to join DC Health and local partners to sponsor DC Calls It Quits! Week. Together, we will inspire, equip and support DC residents to quit smoking. To learn about local events happening during DC Calls It Quits Week!, visit our community calendar. We invite any group hosting a quit event or tobacco awareness event during the week to post to the calendar. 

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DC Calls It Quits Week! Current & Past Community Partners


Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) envisions a world free of tobacco-related damage, disease and death. This is accomplished by taking action to educate the public and decision makers, track the tobacco industry, and work for sensible public policies at the local, national and global levels.

ASH works closely with its allies to ensure that the public health community addresses the tobacco epidemic in a unified and coherent manner. ASH is not anti-smoker — it is anti-tobacco. ASH is a leader in this movement and has been since its inception in 1967. ASH is a nonprofit that thinks locally and acts globally.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to the Society's progress, nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. ACS is determined to finish the fight against cancer. ACS is finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization working to make cancer issues a national priority. ACS CAN empowers regular people to be part of the growing national movement that is fighting back against cancer. Many of the most important decisions about cancer are made by state legislatures, in Congress and in the White House. ACS CAN holds lawmakers accountable for their words and their actions. We demand that our leaders not only talk about fighting cancer but take real steps toward decreasing the number of people suffering and dying from cancer

American Heart Association &
American Stroke Association

The American Heart Association (AHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. AHA funds innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.  AHA provides public health education, is the nation’s leader in CPR education training, helps people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, and provides science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients.

American Lung Association 

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.  With the generous support of the public, we are "Fighting for Air."  When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.

At AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia (DC), we are committed to providing our members with access to quality health care and outstanding member services. We serve thousands of people a year — 1 person at a time — and create opportunities for people to experience health and wellness.

We have a 30-year history of serving Medicaid communities and utilize our long-standing community ties to deliver the best in Medicaid managed care for the District of Columbia. We are the largest Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) in the District with more than 100,000 members. We are a part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, a national leader in providing health care solutions in managed care.

Breathe DC

Seasoned lung health experts and activists established Breathe DC in 2010 to address an urgent need for a local leader dedicated to safeguarding the lung health of Washington area residents. Breathe DC is dedicated to a mission of ensuring that every breath counts by promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing lung disease, through advocacy, education, and program services, especially in communities affected by health disparities. The organization operates successful programs for creating smokefree homes and smokefree campuses; addressing asthma among adults and youth; and tobacco cessation support services.

Bridgepoint Hospital 

BridgePoint Hospital focuses on long-term intensive medical care and is licensed as a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH). Long Term Acute Care Hospitals are a preferred, cost effective alternative to long term stays in typical general hospital intensive care units. BridgePoint Hospital was the first of this type to be established in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world.  The organization works to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke, to create a future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco. In the United States, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids advocates at the national, state and local levels for the proven policies that reduce tobacco use and save lives. Internationally, the Campaign supports governments and non-governmental organizations in promoting and implementing these policies.

Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is Magnet® designated, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, seven regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.

Community Wellness Alliance

Community Wellness Alliance is dedicated to improving health and wellness outcomes of residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia through education, outreach and advocacy utilizing partnerships and collaboration. CWA concentrates its efforts in six areas: Cardiovascular Disease; Cancer; Diabetes; HIV/AIDS; Mental Health; and Tobacco.  Priority communities include: Low-Income Populations; Ex-Offenders; People living with HIV/AIDS; and Residents of the District’s Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8.

DC Cancer Action Partnership

The District of Columbia Cancer Action Partnership serves as the collective voice of cancer control in the District.  The Partnership includes multidisciplinary stakeholders concerned with reducing the District’s cancer burden by collectively identifying and addressing gaps in cancer services. Guided by the best available evidence, local and national data and the District of Columbia Cancer Control Plan, the Partnership identifies opportunities to support and collaborate with its members on the implementation of programs and policy interventions that serve the needs of all populations and communities.


DC Health

The District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health) is committed to promoting and protecting the health, safety and quality of life of residents, visitors and those doing business in the District of Columbia. The Department's responsibilities include identifying health risks; educating the public; preventing and controlling diseases, injuries and exposure to environmental hazards; promoting effective community collaborations; and optimizing equitable access to community resources.

Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program

Enacted on September 28, 1959, the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program is the largest employer-sponsored federal group health insurance program in the United States, covering over 9 million federal civilian employees, retirees, former employees and their eligible family members.

The George Washington University Hospital

The George Washington University Hospital provides high-quality healthcare, advanced technology and world class service to our patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research. As a multidisciplinary, tertiary care hospital, The George Washington University Hospital offers many diverse services all in one central location. Physicians at GW are known for their clinical expertise in: Breast care services; Cancer care; Cardiovascular care; Cardiac surgery; Emergency medicine; Minimally invasive surgery; Neurology and neurosurgery; Obstetrics/gynecology; Orthopaedics; Robotic surgery; and, Women's Center.

The George Washington University Cancer Center

The George Washington (GW) Cancer Center is a collaboration between the GW Hospital, the GW Medical Faculty Associates and the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences to expand GW’s efforts in the fight against cancer. The GW Cancer Center also partners with the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW and incorporates all existing cancer-related activities at GW, serving as a platform for future cancer services and research development. 

Greater Washington Urban League

The Greater Washington Urban League is a major interracial, nonpartisan, nonprofit social services and civil rights organization with headquarters in the District of Columbia and offices in the District and Prince George's County, Maryland. Our mission is “to increase the economic and political empowerment of blacks and other minorities and to help all Americans share equally in the responsibilities and rewards of full citizenship.” We empower communities and change lives using the approaches of social work, advocacy, law and other disciplines. 

Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. To date, Howard has awarded more than 120,000 degrees in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. The historic main campus sits on a hilltop in Northwest Washington blocks from the storied U Street and Howard Theatre. We are two miles from the U.S. Capitol where many students intern, and scores of alumni shape national and foreign policy.

Howard University College of Pharmacy

Consistent with the mission of Howard University, the College’s mission is to provide pharmaceutical education of excellent quality to students with high academic, scholarship and leadership potential, with particular emphasis upon the recruitment, retention and graduation of promising African American and other minority students

Howard University Health Sciences

Howard University Health Sciences (HUHS) includes Howard University Hospital, the Faculty Practice Plan, the Louis B. Stokes Health Sciences Library, and the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health, as well as several specialty institutes and centers. HUHS is dedicated to leading the advancement of healthcare and health equality, locally and globally, by providing exemplary education, service, and research that promote patient-centered, collaborative care and advocate for the elimination of health disparities.

Kaiser Permanente 

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management.

Mary's Center

Mary's Center, founded in 1988, is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides health care, family literacy and social services to individuals whose needs too often go unmet by the public and private systems. Mary’s Center uses a holistic, multi-pronged approach to help each participant access individualized services that set them on the path toward good health, stable families, and economic independence. The Center offers high-quality, professional care in a safe and trusting environment to residents from the entire DC metropolitan region, including individuals from over 110 countries. Mary’s Center provides access to health care services regardless of participants' ability to pay.

M.I. Mother’s Keeper was founded in 2015, in honor of a courageous woman, Ms. Regina Fleming and many like her, who have personally managed to live with the obstacles and challenges that having a mental illness brings. It is the intent of the M.I. Mother’s Keeper organization, to contribute to a better quality of living for the many brave citizens who live with the challenges of trying to find a consistent means of stabilizing their mental realities, in order that they can truly live their best quality of life. M.I. Mother’s Keeper’s provides campaigns of awareness, charitable donations, volunteering commitments, community vigils, educational outreach, social activism, mental wellness advocacy, prevention and intervention efforts for the benefit of the Mental Health community.

Medical Society of the District of Columbia

Since 1817, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC) has been supporting and advocating for patients, physicians, the medical profession and the betterment of public health. With over 2,800 members, MSDC is the largest medical organization representing metropolitan Washington physicians in the District. MSDC dedicates its effort to the well being of physicians in metropolitan Washington and their patients; advocates on behalf of our member physicians of diverse cultural and ethic backgrounds; promotes high standards of character and professionalism; ensures that physicians are and are recognized as the primary professionals who define and guarantee high quality, appropriate, and cost effective medical care; and aggressively defends the highest principle of all: the integrity of the physician-patient relationship.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.

MedStar Georgetown’s centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown’s healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital—Knowledge and Compassion Focused on You.


MEDSTAR Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 926-bed, major teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in the nation’s capital, among the 100 largest hospitals in the nation and a major referral center for treating the most complex cases. U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks the hospital’s cardiology and heart surgery program as one of the nation’s best. It also is a respected top facility in the areas of cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. It operates MedSTAR, a nationally-verified level I trauma center with a state-of-the-art fleet of helicopters and ambulances, and also operates the region’s only adult Burn Center.


At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Stop Cancer Before it Starts!™ Since 1985, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has invested nearly $142 million in support of cancer prevention research, education, advocacy and outreach programs nationwide and have played a pivotal role in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important prevention and early detection strategies. The Foundation is the only U.S. nonprofit organization solely devoted to cancer prevention and early detection. We have funded nearly 450 scientists at over 150 leading medical institutions across the country. Our public education programs have applied this scientific knowledge to inform the public about ways they can reduce their cancer risks.



The Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact our customers' lives. Our stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through our employees' passion, partnerships with our vendors, and the generous contributions by our customers. We focus on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people living with disabilities.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Serving Washington, D.C. since 1890, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a 318-bed acute care nonprofit hospital. Sibley is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services. Sibley is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

Mission: To deliver excellence and compassionate care — every person, every time.
Vision: Sibley will be the role model for innovation in health care and wellness for all.
Values: Excellence & Discovery; Leadership & Integrity; Diversity & Inclusion; and Respect & Collegiality

Teens Who Don't...Anti-Tobacco Youth Coalition

Teens Who Don’t… (TWD) is a youth leadership program established through the collaboration between the Office of the State Superintendent of Education-Division of Wellness and Nutrition Services and the Department of Health-Tobacco Control Program. TWD engages youth in tobacco control and prevention by providing them with the opportunity to gain skills and authority to make decisions that help improve the policy environment, change social norms, and reduce smoking initiation and consumption in their communities.

Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative (TFCCI) to promote and support the adoption and implementation of tobacco-free policies at universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning across the United States. TFCCI is a partnership of HHS, the American College Health Association and the University of Michigan, with lead sponsorship from the American Legacy Foundation. The Initiative collaborates closely with academic leaders, public health advocates, students, researchers, and other concerned citizens across the U.S. to accelerate the elimination of tobacco use on college campuses everywhere.

Truth initiative

Truth Initiative® is America’s largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past. We speak, seek and spread the truth about tobacco through education, tobacco-control research and policy studies, and community activism and engagement. Known previously as American Legacy Foundation, we were established as part of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between major U.S. tobacco companies and 46 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and five territories.

United Medical Center

United Medical Center is dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. We will provide excellent patient care and obtain positive clinical outcomes, in a safe patient care environment while maintaining balance among cost, quality & commitment to our patients, medical staff, and employees.

University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia is a pacesetter in urban education that offers affordable and effective undergraduate, graduate, professional, and workplace learning opportunities. The institution is the premier gateway to postsecondary education and research for all residents of the District of Columbia. As a public, historically black, and land-grant institution, the University’s responsibility is to build a diverse generation of competitive, civically engaged scholars and leaders.

Ward 8 Health Council

Ward Eight is the southernmost ward in the city, covers more than 4,000 acres and has the smallest percentage of taxable land in the District.

Washington DC Pharmacy Association

The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), founded in 1927 as the National Council of State Pharmacy Association Executives, is dedicated to enhancing the success of state pharmacy associations in their efforts to advance the profession of pharmacy.

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

zuriworks for women's health

We believe health is a human right. Therefore, social justice is at the core of our work. We use art to raise critical consciousness, build community, and mobilize individuals to promote health change. Our projects and programs are intended to instigate discussion and bring about institutional changes. Our aim is to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities. We keep score by the number of women who are inspired to improve and protect their health.