Communties Engaged in Advocating for a Smoke Free Environment (CEASE)


 Many Voices, One Goal: Communities Partnering Against Tobacco 

The 2014 CEASE Conference brings into focus the progress and opportunities of tobacco control efforts using community-

based participatory research (CBPR). We will concentrate on topics related to: 

                                Advocacy/Policy- Where we’ve been and the work yet to be done 

                                Prevention/Social Justice- How to stop another tobacco epidemic 

                               Cessation- What is working and what is not 

                                                                              Plenary speakers include: 

          Captain Elijah K. Martin, Jr., Region III Minority Health Coordinator for DHHS 

       Dr. Donald Shell, Director of MdDHMH Center for Health Promotion, Education, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation 

       Matthew Celentano, Deputy Director of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative 

Network with research professionals and community advocacy groups. Celebrate our 10-year partnership with Southwest

Baltimore to achieve health equity. Participate in a unique youth-led call-to-action. 

Submit proposals for oral or poster presentations, group or individual artistic performances (350-word maximum) by

10/9/14 to

Make your voice heard!                 

CEASE, Communities Engaged and Advocating for a Smoke-free Environment is a partnership between Southwest Baltimore, Fusion Partnerships and Morgan State University. 

Dr. Payam Sheikhattari, Research Fellow at the Prevention Sciences Research Center and Associate Professor at the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy, has recently been awarded $1,393,568 for the project titled, "Dissemination and Implementation of the CEASE Intervention to Reduce Tobacco Use.” funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) for three years to support the CEASE (Communities Engaged and Advocating for a Smoke-free Environment)  partnership and to help other community organizations adopt, implement, and disseminate the CEASE intervention and expand services to a larger group of disparity populations and increase the number of residents who quit smoking. The CEASE Intervention which was proven to be quite successful in Southwest Baltimore, aims to help participants quit smoking using a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach. The replication of the CEASE project in the Waverly community represents an increasing number of initiatives working within the Morgan Community Mile to help find solutions to community problems. For additional information go to our website at


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