Tobacco's harm goes beyond those who use it. Native populations report more exposure to secondhand smoke at home.



Policy Platform

The TCCC Policy Platform declares a vision for those policy, system, and environmental changes that tribes have identified are most important to reducing and eliminating tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure in their communities.

The primary purpose of the Policy Platform will be to inform local and state partners, stakeholders, and policy leaders about key tobacco-related policy, system, and environmental changes that have been prioritized by tribes.

The TCCC Policy Platform will be a living document that will periodically be reviewed and revised by key stakeholders.

View Policy Platform


The Center focuses on

  • Engaging California Tribes to assess their readiness to work in tobacco control
  • Coordinating tobacco control learning, communication, and policy activities
  • Building the capacity of emerging tribal leaders to champion tobacco education activities






Funded Tribes

There are twelve Tribes and five Tribal-serving organizations.

For more information please visit our funded tribes page.

Funded Tribal Projects
TCCC Funded Tribal Projects Map
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians LogoEnterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California logo Hopland Band of Pomo Indians logoLa Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians logo
Yurok Tribe logoPala Band of Mission Indians logoPicayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians logoRedwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians Logo
Rincon San LuiseƱo Band of Mission Indians logoSan Pasqual Band of Mission Indians logoSherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians LogoTuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians logo

We believe the success of the TCCC is dependent on the vibrant guidance and input of our Tribal Advisory Council (TAC)

Tribal advisory council members

Our Staff

Nasbah Ben

Director of Tribal Projects

Ravena Soto

Program Coordinator

Samuel Black

Tribal Engagement/Outreach Coordinator

Tatiana Masters

Senior Methodologist