Northcentral Region

General Information

The American Lung Association’s Northcentral Tobacco-Free Coalition is dedicated to saving lives by eliminating tobacco use and tobacco-related lung disease throughout the Northcentral Pennsylvania.

Counties Served

Potter  •  Tioga  •  Bradford  •  Clinton  •   Lycoming  •  Sullivan  •  Montour  •  Centre  •  Union  •  Snyder  •  Northumberland  •  Columbia

Local Cessation Programs throughout Northcentral Pennsylvania

Bradford, Potter, and Tioga Counties:
Northcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
63 Main Street, Second Floor, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Contact: Susan Gage
Phone: (570) 724-9145
Email: ncpaahec.students@gmail.com

Sullivan, Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties:
Pathway to Recovery
223 West Broad Street, Hazelton, PA 18201
Contact: Eileen Panzarella
Phone: (570) 455-9902
Email: epanzarella@pathway-to-recovery.org

Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, Snyder, and Union Counties:
American Lung Association in Pennsylvania
Contact: Meredith Bigger, Specialist, Health Promotions
Phone: (570) 243-6545
Email: Meredith.Bigger@Lung.org

Northcentral Pennsylvania by the numbers.

1 %

of adults smoke cigarettes every day or some days

1 %

of youth reported current use of an electronic vapor product in the last 30 days

1

active youth members participating in Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU)

Regional Partners

Work Groups

Resources in this section are intended to assist with the prevent initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults.

  • The Prevention Work Group works to identify potential partners/target outreach locations, and methods to engage the youth in an effort to recruit new TRU chapters to advocate for stronger tobacco control policies in Pennsylvania and promote youth empowerment.
  • The Cessation Work Group is focusing on the promotion of the PA Free Quitline as well as Freedom From Smoking® modalities.
  • The Policy Work Group leads the coalition in statewide and local tobacco control advocacy efforts and works to identify new Multi-Unit Housing, Worksite and YLAP partners to provide technical assistance in an effort to improve smoke free policies.

Quarterly Meetings

Resources in this section are intended to allow our members to conveniently access, review and stay current with our meeting agenda items.

New Member Packet: This helpful New Membership Packet will start your journey with plenty of information, tools and resources. 

March 2025
Tuesday, March 18th, 2025
11am – 2pm
Location: TBD

June 2025
Tuesday, June 10th, 2025
11am – 2pm
Location: TBD

March 2024
Agenda
Meeting: Minutes 
Presentation: Mar24 PowerPoint

June 2024
Agenda
Meeting: Minutes and Work Group Project Action Plan
Presentation: Zyn Presentation and June24 Power Point

September 2024
Tuesday, Sept 17th, 2024
11am – 2pm
Location: TBD

December 2024
Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2024
10am – 12pm
Location: Virtual

December 2023
Agenda
Meeting: Minutes
Presentation: Dec23 Powerpoint

September 2023
Agenda
Meeting: Minutes
Presentation: NC Sept23 Powerpoint

June 2023
Presentation: NC June23 Powerpoint

March 2023
Meeting: Minutes
Presentation: Rainbow Rose

December 2022
All Regions
December 7th Meeting Minutes

June 2022
TBA

March 2022
PowerPoint Meeting, March 9, 2022 Presentation

Job Openings

The Northcentral region has the following position open for April 2023:

  • The American Lung Association is now hiring a Tobacco Enforcement Inspector, in the Health Promotion & Education division. Work as an independent contractor to meet grant deliverables for the American Lung Association funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Northcentral Tobacco Control. Conduct retailer compliance checks in accordance with Act 112 and Synar regulations established by the Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
  • To apply to the above Tobacco Enforcement Inspector position, please email your cover letter and resume to: Derek.Leshak@Lung.org. Include the title in the subject line of your email, and the counties you are interested in serving in your cover letter (Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Union, Northumberland, Montour, Columbia, Snyder).

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Recent Events

Staff from the American Lung Association and McNees Winter Group pose with Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (PA District 108) during Women’s Lung Health Week

American Lung Association Staff Rose Williams celebrate the passing a resolution with the Lycoming County Commissioners

The Northcentral Tobacco-Free Coalition during their March 2020 meeting

Local officials gather to celebrate the passing of Young Lungs at Play (smokefree parks) for the borough of Wellsboro

Quit Line Materials Order Form

Note: Incomplete forms will delay your order. Please fill in all requested information.

Vaping Posters

Quitline Flyers

Quitline Square Cards

LGBTQ

Pregnancy Flyers

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Order Form

Note: Incomplete forms will delay your order. Please fill in all requested information.

NRT Description (order by the case, 1 case=12 boxes)

YLAP Request Form

YLAP Thank You Cards & YLAP Toolkit

Quit Line Materials Order Form

Note: Incomplete forms will delay your order. Please fill in all requested information.

Vaping Posters

Quitline Flyers

Quitline Square Cards

LGBTQ

Pregnancy Flyers

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Order Form

Note: Incomplete forms will delay your order. Please fill in all requested information.

NRT Description (order by the case, 1 case=12 boxes)

YLAP Request Form

YLAP Thank You Cards & YLAP Toolkit