Richmond Center Funders

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence is grateful to the following organizations whose generous funding has supported tobacco control work at the AAP:

Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI)
The Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute sponsors scientific and medical research for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and cure of diseases and medical conditions caused from exposure to tobacco smoke and to ensure that health care providers ask the right questions of their patients about secondhand tobacco smoke exposure. The FAMRI Center of Excellence grant founded the Julius B. Richmond Center at the AAP. The Academy is grateful to the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute for its continued support for research in secondhand smoke.

Legacy is dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. The foundation develops national programs that address the health effects of tobacco use through grants, technical training and assistance, youth activism, strategic partnerships, counter-marketing and grass roots marketing campaigns, public relations, research, and community outreach to populations disproportionately affected by the toll of tobacco.

Communities Putting Prevention to Work
The US Department of Health and Human Services created the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Initiative to reduce risk factors and prevent/delay chronic disease and promote wellness in both children and adults. The CPPW National Prevention Media Initiative and a National Organizations Initiative aimed to foster effective and hard-hitting prevention and wellness messages and advertisements, amplified and extended through national organizations, in order to complement and reinforce community and state activities.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a component of the National Institutes of Health, is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI has in-depth, scientifically sound information on many smoking-related topics, including the effects of secondhand smoke.

Pfizer, Inc.
As a global biopharmaceutical company, Pfizer, Inc. applies science and global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. The AAP Richmond Center received a three-year contribution from Pfizer to improve the spread and effectiveness of clinical services for tobacco cessation, and to engage health care organizations in advocacy for better access to tobacco control services, including benefits coverage and payment for smoking cessation counseling by commercial and public insurers. This funding also supports collaboration across specialties and disciplines around the goal of ensuring that physicians ask the right questions at point of intake and beyond about secondhand smoke exposure for child and adult patients. The AAP is collaborating with American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Obstetricians (ACOG), American College of Physicians (ACP), and American Medical Association (AMA) on this project.