June 28, 2011
I volunteered with NCPP on their Quit Tobacco initiative and other projects related to tobacco cessation systems in hospitals. NCPP's long-term commitment to prevention is definitely ahead of its time. The organization has a demonstrated commitment to its mission, through influencing policy, helping other organizations promote wellness, and ensuring that health is a priority within NCPP. After volunteering with the organization, I have kept watch of NCPP's work and expansion. In an economy and climate where organizations with admirable missions are struggling, NCPP is thriving because of its commitment to prevention--something that is rightfully gaining traction in policy realms and in our communities. They use well-supported evidence based tactics, collaborate within NC and beyond, and have had considerable influence on policies for a healthier NC. I continue to be impressed with their reach and collaborative efforts as a relatively small organization.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
watching them move from one goal to another--from helping NC hospitals go tobacco free, to improving school health. I've also had the pleasure to watch NCPP purposefully expand and continue to be very resourceful.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
have NCPP continue to scale up to the national level, beyond NC, while still maintaining an active focus on NC issues.
Volunteer & Volunteered with Quit Tobacco / Tobacco Cessation projects.