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ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Lung Association (ALA)
  • Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR): A national nonprofit lobbying organization based in Berkeley, California, dedicated to protecting nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and keeping the tobacco industry out of tile public policy-making process. American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) is ANR's educational arm. ANR is the successor to Californians for Nonsmokers' Rights (CNR).
  • California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (CAHHS): An organization that represents the interests of hospitals and health systems in the California Legislature.
  • California Department of Education (CDE): The state agency responsible for school-based Proposition 99 programs. It reports to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, an elected position that is independent of the governor. California Medical Association (CMA).
  • Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP): The program established by California to meet requirements for the federal Early and Periodic Screening, Detection, and Treatment Program. It was the major program to which Proposition 99's Health Education money was diverted between 1989 and 1996.
  • Coalition for a Healthy California: The coalition of advocates who worked together to pass Proposition 99 and oppose Proposition 188. Its leadership came from the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society.
  • Comprehensive Perinatal Outreach (CPO): A California program designed to insure that pregnant women receive prenatal care. It does not offer services itself but links women to services that can help them. CPO received money from Proposition 99's Health Education Account from 1991 through 1996.
  • Department of Health Services (DHS): The state agency responsible for all Proposition 99 programs except the school-based ones. It is part of the State Health and Welfare Agency, and its director is appointed by the governor. The Tobacco Control Section (TCS) was part of DHS.
  • Local Lead Agency (LLA): The umbrella name given to the county and city health departments charged with implementing Proposition 99 at the local level. There are sixty-one LLAs, fifty-eight county health departments and three city health departments.
  • Tobacco Control Section (TCS): The section of the Department of Health Services (DHS) that was responsible for administering Proposition 99 programs.
  • Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee (TEROQ: The committee appointed to oversee the Proposition 99 Health Education and Research programs. In 1989 it was called the Tobacco Education Oversight Committee (TEOC) and only oversaw the Health Education programs. Its mission was broadened in 1994.
  • Western Center for Law and Poverty: A Sacramento-based advocacy organization concerned with health care for the poor.

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