The Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) is a statewide organization that works to create conditions in Alaska to be tobacco-free. ATCA was formed in 1992 to create a statewide network of health advocates to develop, support and sustain comprehensive tobacco control programs.
Our members are educators, health professionals, government agencies, private businesses, parents and others who are working together. Membership allows Alaskans the opportunity to keep current with the ever-changing state, national, and international tobacco prevention and control efforts while affecting healthy changes in their own communities.
ATCA accomplishes its mission by conducting the following activities
Advises the State of Alaska Division of Public Health regarding tobacco prevention and control needs and resources
Participates in strategic planning including an annual strategic plan review
Conducts an annual membership meeting
Conducts recruitment activities for new members
Advocates for tobacco prevention and control activities for the entire state
Lends its name to statewide and local media campaigns that further its mission
Supports other local statewide activities that promote ATCA’s mission, vision, purpose and values
Organize and host the annual Tobacco Summit.
Any organization, agency business, or individual that supports ATCA’s mission is eligible to apply for membership. Applications for membership will be considered by the steering committee at regularly scheduled steering committee meetings. If desired, the steering committee may assign application review to a workgroup.