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Helping minorities

Tobacco. Smoking. Vaping.


Our Outreach

Since its inception in 2002, the Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office (MISRGO) at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) and its sub-recipient agencies have been at the forefront in the fight to eliminate the negative effects of tobacco in Arkansas’ minority communities.

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Technical Support for Cessation Efforts to Landlords Statewide

Cessation Messaging for Youth & Young Adults

Prevention Messaging for Youth & Young Adults

Prevention & Cessation Messaging for African American & Hispanic

Steps to Smoke-Free Properties
Steps to Smoke-Free Properties

Are you interested in implementing

smoke-free policies on your property?

We can help!


MISRGO has provided an estimated $12+ million in grant funding to over 100 organizations

that wish to advocate tobacco-free lives/lifestyle within their communities. In addition, MISRGO has placed tobacco settlement funding back into 80% of Arkansas counties for tobacco prevention and education in minority communities through community workshops and health communication initiatives.

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Our Work

Program Highlights

Part of MISRGO’s service to citizens that reside in and outside of the State of Arkansas is the Annual Clearing the Air in Communities of Color Conference.

For the past 19 years, this event has provided practical skills and comprehensive information for individuals involved in tobacco prevention and education in minority communities, promoted the exchange of innovative programs and practices among individuals who are dedicated to eliminating disparities among different population groups, and improved disciplinary interaction and collaboration among professionals in tobacco prevention and education.

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Program News & Events

MISRGO will kick-off a week of events in recognition of World No Tobacco Day, May 31, 2023. Included in this recognition are special community events hosted by MISRGO grantees across the state and virtual training series for professionals.

Our Reserach Partner

Our Reserach Partner

We partner with the Minority Research Center (MRC) to sponsor research that addresses the devastating effects of tobacco consumption within Arkansas’ minority communities. Review research and research opportunities that are focused on prevention, cessation, and eliminating disparities.

Get Involved

Our mission is to prevent and reduce tobacco
use-including vaping-in minority communities.

This mission is rooted in collaboration with trained professionals and advocates who help is essential in eliminating tobacco use. Sign up below for development courses and training with MISRGO faculty or join our discussion boards to stay up-to-date on research, legislation, and prevention and cessation strategies.

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