My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Prevention Partners, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
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.
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.