Moving from Tobacco-free Parks to Smoke-free Workplaces in Grant County

Grants and Contracts Details


The purpose of this planning project is to build capacity for smoke]free workplaces in Grant County Kentucky by extending a city tobacco]free parks resolution to a smoke]free workplace ordinance. The primary goal is to advocate for a comprehensive smoke]free workplace ordinance in Williamstown. The objectives are to: develop a broad]based coalition, train and advise the coalition to use evidence]based advocacy strategies, and use a citizen science protocol to collect air quality data to build capacity for smoke]free environments. The longterm goal is policy change by local elected officials that will protect 100% of the Williamstown population from secondhand smoke in all public places and workplaces. Currently the Northern Kentucky District Health Department, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG), and Grant County Champions are all engaged in collaborative health promotion efforts, and we will bring them together along with additional key civic and healthcare leaders to expand the coalition. FFLAG recently successfully advocated for a tobacco]free parks policy in Williamstown, and we hope to build on this momentum in order to build capacity for a smoke]free workplace ordinance. In collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cincinnati, KCSP will develop a sampling design and train advocates to collect indoor and outdoor air quality data using a citizen science protocol and AirBeam monitors to evaluate the effectiveness of Williamstownfs tobacco]free parks policy, and educate and inform the public about air pollution levels inside local workplaces. KCSP will assist the coalition in developing a product that will translate and disseminate the air quality data to show the dangers of secondhand smoke and the benefits of smoke]free workplace policy. KCSP will also share its depth and breadth of experience in tobacco control with the coalition by providing technical assistance on evidence]based policy advocacy strategies.
Effective start/end date10/1/179/30/18


  • Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department: $7,550.00


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