Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention (KDPH) 2017-2018 -- (July - March)

Grants and Contracts Details

Description

UK College of Nursing shall provide research and data analysis and evidence-based technical assistance to state and communities in developing, implementing and evaluating policies and practices to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, using a dissemination and implementation research approach. We evaluate community readiness using an online assessment tool, and tailor all technical assistance on readiness stage. We compile existing data at the community level and create fact sheets and dissemination tools appropriate for community advocates and policymakers. We update our website with county]level data for use by community advocates, the media, and policymakers. We also collect, analyze, and interpret data (e.g., air quality) at the community level to promote smoke]free policy. The percent effort for the project is 60% research; 40% public service. The purpose of the contract is to provide technical assistance and outreach to support advocates as they lead local and state smoke]free campaigns. KCSP will train community members to collect air quality data, and support them as they disseminate the findings to support policy change. KCSP will analyze the data, create community]specific reports, and post on our website. KCSP will analyze existing county level data and create user]friendly fact sheets to disseminate timely information and data to promote smokefree policy. We will maintain our website, serving as a clearinghouse for up]to]date information on secondhand smoke and smoke]free policy, including updating our smoke]free ordinance data base. We will plan and implement a statewide smoke]free conference to facilitate the exchange of best practices among community advocates to promote smoke]free environments and public health. In addition, we have proposed three new projects focusing on special populations. First, the Eastern State Hospital Outpatient Tobacco Treatment Program project aims to 1) implement an outpatient tobacco treatment program for individuals with behavioral health challenges; and 2) evaluate the completion rates and smoking cessation/reduction outcomes of the program. Second, the Assessment of LGBT Event Smoke]free Facilitators and Barriers to Tobacco]Free Policy Adoption and Tobacco Treatment Integration in One Urban and One Rural Kentucky Community project aims to assess facilitators and barriers to adoption of tobacco]free policy and integration of tobacco treatment at LGBT events (e.g, Pride festivals, LGBT community centers) in an urban and rural community in Kentucky. Third, the Increasing Access to Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training project aims to provide Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Tuition Scholarships to 10 individuals with preference given to tobacco control specialists in local health departments and health professionals in areas of Kentucky without tobacco treatment specialists or who will serve diverse and special population groups.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/163/31/18

Funding

  • KY Department for Public Health

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