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:

American Lung Association (ALA)
The AAP Richmond Center is collaborating with the ALA to offer technical assistance to provide technical assistance to states and the tobacco control community on tobacco cessation coverage policy and health systems change through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Providing Technical Assistance for Effective Tobacco Cessation Policies" is a five year grant, through which the Richmond Center operates a work group focused on clinical practice change.

Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI)
FAMRI 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 FAMRI for its continued support for research in secondhand smoke.

Through a grant from Merck, a consortium of child health-focused organizations are collaborating on a project designed to assess parental and youth awareness of preventive health services and confidentiality of care for adolescents and young adults through formative research and develop, implement, and evaluate an evidence-based, multi-channel informational campaign. The project is a collaboration between the AAP, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and planning partner American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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 an unrestricted 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.

Truth Initiative
Known previously as American Legacy Foundation, Truth Initiative is dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. Truth Initiative 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.