Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
For over 60 years, CADA has been the leader in providing substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment programs in the greater Santa Barbara area that touch all parts of the community.
Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley
Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley was founded in 2003 by a coalition of concerned organizations and community members. The Coalition was alarmed by the negative impact of Drugs and Alcohol on the youth and families of the Santa Maria Valley. Over the years the focus of the 501(c) 3, non- profit has expanded to include reducing violence and promoting a healthy and safe environment.
First Five California
First 5 California funds programs that educate parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers about the critical role they play during a child's first five years. The promise of First 5 California is to continue to invest in integrated programs and resources designed to benefit three target audiences: the Child, the Teacher, and the Parent. Current efforts focus on the areas of nutrition, early literacy and language development, and smoking cessation, among others.
California Smokers' Helpline
The California Smokers' Helpline offers a free resource kit for their recorded webinar, Top Tips for Motivating Smokers to Quit. Quitting smoking can be hard. But you can do it. Whether you are just thinking about quitting or are ready to go for it, the information in the Tobacco Users section will help you reach your goal.
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
We work to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
California Tobacco Control Program
Our mission is to improve the health of all Californians by reducing illness and premature death from the use of tobacco products. In November 1988, California voters approved the Tobacco Tax and Health Protection Act through the passage of Proposition 99, which added a 25-cent tax to each pack of cigarettes. A portion of the tax funds the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP), the longest-running comprehensive tobacco control program in the nation..
American Cancer Society
Whether you or someone you love has cancer, knowing what to expect can help you cope. From basic information about cancer and its causes to in-depth information on specific cancer types – including risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options – you'll find it here.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We're the nation's leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.
American Lung Association
For more than a century, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, we are focused on eliminating tobacco use and related lung disease, improving overall air quality for all and reducing the burden of lung disease on patients and their families.
World Health Organization
Our goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, the World Health Organization staff works side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. Together we strive to combat diseases – infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and non-communicable ones like cancer and heart disease. We ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink – and the medicines and vaccines they need.
Center for Disease Control – Smoking and Tobacco Use
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is at the forefront of the nation's efforts to reduce deaths and prevent chronic diseases that result from tobacco use. The agency and its partners promote tobacco control interventions, including actions to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco, smoke-free environments, programs to help tobacco users quit, and steps to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities in different population groups.
The Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing
The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Through research, education and advocacy, we fight to reduce smoking, clean the air we breathe, prevent and treat lung diseases including asthma and COPD, and eliminate lung cancer.
Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live and FNL Club Live programs engage 7-12th grade students to develop leadership skills and a drug/alcohol-free lifestyle through alternative activities and involvement in their community. They work under the Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse to provide services to youth in the greater Santa Barbara area.
Santa Barbara Youth Council
In 1997, the City Council established the Youth Council, which functions as a voice for teens by facilitating youth forums, youth publications and planning teen activities. For many years, the Youth Council has served as an advisory board for Teen Programs, the Parks and Recreation Commission and City Council. The Youth Council represents youth in the creation of city policies and the coordination and development of facilities and activities for teens in the community.
Santa Ynez Valley Youth Coalition
The Santa Ynez Valley Youth Coalition is a collaboration of volunteer community leaders dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing and reducing substance abuse among youth and ultimately adults. The Coalition focuses on implementing researched based best practices, policies and prevention programs.
Central Coast Future Leaders
Central Coast Future Leaders is a community benefit, youth-led organization that supports the development of youth and families through education, service to community, advocacy, and leadership and personal development in a culturally affirming environment and to elevate and inspire youth to achieve success and empowerment as leaders in their community.
Health Linkages provides health, safety and social support services to early childhood education and care programs and targeted elementary schools throughout Santa Barbara County. Health Linkages provides education to support healthy behaviors, screens children for health needs, and connects them to community-based school-linked Family Resource Centers for assistance with accessing services. We act as a liaison to five community-based school-linked Family Resource Centers to connect families with treatment services.
The Truth Initiative
Truth Initiative® is America's largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past. We speak, seek and spread the truth about tobacco through education, tobacco-control research and policy studies, and community activism and engagement.