Project UNIFORM (Undoing Nicotine Influence From Our Respected Military) was established in 2005 and is a part of California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN), located in Sacramento. Project UNIFORM is funded through the California Tobacco Control Program of the California Department of Public Health.
Project UNIFORM creates military-civilian partnerships to address tobacco use in military communities by providing culturally appropriate tobacco control information and trainings to existing military cessation programs on installations; collaborating with military support networks to promote cessation services; and educating tobacco control professionals to the culture and existing services within the Armed Forces of the United States.
CYAN started addressing military tobacco use in late 2005. Prior to the military project, CYAN had worked extensively with straight-to-work young adults and found that a great deal of 18-24 year olds joined the military prior to attending college. A State of California commissioned study confirmed that active duty service members in California had a tobacco use rate twice that of civilian adult populations. In direct response to these dramatic results, Project UNIFORM (Undoing Nicotine Influence From Our Respected Military) was established. Staff has worked tirelessly with installations throughout California and the nation to create military-civilian partnerships to address tobacco use within military communities.
CYAN works under the fiscal sponsorship of the Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc., (PHFE) a 501(c)3 organization providing comprehensive fiscal sponsorship to government, nonprofits and foundations throughout the United States.