VOICES INSPIRING VALLEY ACTION
VIVA is focused on educating and empowering rural communities in
the Central Valley to create healthy individuals, families, and communities.
Want to make a change? Volunteer or join us at one of our upcoming events.
Sign a petition to reduce tobacco use, access, and secondhand smoke exposure in the Central Valley.
SHARE YOUR STORY
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VIVA At A Glance
Through community engagement and advocacy, VIVA’s goal is to improve the health of our communities by reducing the exposure of secondhand smoke in Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare counties. Rural areas have a lot to offer – scenic landscapes and close-knit communities – but they also have unique challenges when it comes to reducing tobacco use. For example, rural residents have less access to quitting resources and secondhand smoke prevention resources.
Did you know the tobacco industry heavily markets cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in rural communities?
Learn how VIVA is working to eliminate tobacco use in the Central Valley.
INTERESTED IN A PAID INTERNSHIP?
We are looking for students to conduct outreach, education, and advocacy on campus. Each student will qualify for a $600 stipend.
If you are interested in engaging other students and building support for a smoke and tobacco-free campus, scan the QR code to learn how you can apply. Deadline to apply is August 25th, so sign up today!
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