DC Calls It Quits! week: Sept 19-25, 2016

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DC Tobacco Free Coalition is proud to join the DC Department of 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 during the week to post to the calendar. 

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DC Calls It Quits Week! Community Partners

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.

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.

The DC Center for the LGBT Community

The DC Center for the LGBT Community is the home for the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Washington DC and the DMV. The DC LGBT Center educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. To fulfill our mission, we focus on four core areas: health and wellness, arts & culture, social & support services, and advocacy and community building.

DC department of health

The District of Columbia Department of 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.

DC Department of Parks and recreation

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises many of the District of Columbia's recreation/community centers, parks, athletic fields, playgrounds, spray parks, tennis courts, community gardens, dog parks, aquatic facilities and features.

DC Primary Care Association

DC Primary Care Association works to create healthier communities through advocacy and the development of the infrastructure to support a high quality, equitable, integrated health care system that gives every DC resident a fair shot at a full and healthy life. The Association's collective action and innovation fosters the creation of an integrated health system that: Respects and embraces people throughout the continuum of care; Empowers patients to fully engage in their health and well-being; Is value-based and patient-centered; and, Commits to achieving equity and optimal levels of health for all.

DC Stroke Collaborative

DC Stroke Collaborative is  a coordinated stroke response and prevention effort in the District of Columbia. The Collaborative is a partnership among the American Heart Association, the DC Department of Health,
the Delmarva Foundation of DC, District of Columbia Hospital Association, George Washington University
Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital, Howard University Hospital, Providence Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, United Medical Center, Washington Hospital Center, DC Fire and EMS, and community stakeholders throughout the District.

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 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.

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.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses. NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.

National Hispanic Medical Association

Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. The vision of the organization is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations. The mission of the organization is to empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations in collaboration with Hispanic state medical societies, residents, and medical students, and other public and private sector partners.


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.


Prevention Partners

The nonprofit Prevention Partners builds healthier communities through a suite of products that guide schools, workplaces, hospitals and clinics to address the leading causes of preventable disease: tobacco use, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and obesity. With expertise in public health and organizational change, we translate the latest prevention science into real-world practices — policies, benefits, and environmental changes. Our technology innovations have created broader access to prevention expertise while collecting unique metrics and setting national benchmarks for organizational health and behavior change. 

Providence Hospital

Providence is a 408-bed hospital in Washington, DC with an expert medical staff of more than 500 providers. Located near the Catholic University of America and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, our hospital is situated on a 36-acre campus within the vibrant suburban residential community of Brookland. 

Rite Aid

At Rite Aid, we have a personal interest in your health and wellness. That’s why we deliver the products and services that you, our valued customer, need to lead a healthier, happier life. Everyone at Rite Aid—from our knowledgeable, caring associates and pharmacists to the members of our board of directors—works together to provide you with a superior pharmacy experience.


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

Sibley Memorial Hospital, in Northwest Washington, D.C., has a distinguished history of serving the community since its founding in 1890. As a not-for-profit, full-service, 318-bed community hospital, Sibley offers medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetric, oncology, orthopedic and skilled nursing inpatient services and a 24-hour Emergency Department. Sibley’s campus is also home to Grand Oaks, an assisted living residence, a medical building with physician offices as well as ambulatory surgery and imaging centers. The mission of Sibley Memorial Hospital is to provide quality health services and facilities for the community, to promote wellness, to relieve suffering, and to restore health as swiftly, safely, and humanely as it can be done consistent with the best service we can give at the highest value for all concerned.

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.

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.