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Tobacco Prevention BOH_6-16-09

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Power of Policy to Reduce Toll of Tobacco

Power of Policy to Reduce Toll of Tobacco

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  • History of TPI efforts years funded coalition building compare early strategies with focus on policy today
  • (these remain the State’s 4 goal areas…supported by CDC, WHO, etc.)
  • Over-arching factors which drive, shape and sustain policy efforts… (give examples of the work these groups have engaged in) (examples of agency leaders…ELMC, R-1, New West, etc.)
  • Need examples to share/highlight……
  • PRAMS – 2004-2006; 2007 no newborns left in – PRAMS data 2004 – 2007 from our county (5% increase in usage from quarter to quarter since Jan 2008) from our county (5% increase in usage from quarter to quarter since Jan 2008) Youth cessation programming in 19 high and option schools
  • Voice: People and agencies have made a commitment to educate and elliminate tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.

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  • 1. Jefferson County Tobacco Control Accomplishments The Power of Policy to Reduce the Toll of Tobacco June 16, 2009 Tobacco Prevention Initiative Report to Board of Health
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introductions
    • Program Goals
    • Policy as a Powerful Tool
    • Highlights of Accomplishments
    • 09-10 Grant Cycle
    • Working Together
  • 3. Tobacco Prevention Initiative
    • Donna Viverette – Program Coordinator
    • Flo Cisan – Worksite/organizational policy, tobacco-free campuses
    • Ed Ellis – Smoke-free law compliance, adult cessation, spit tobacco
    • Alma Sandoval – Latinos, healthcare and childcare providers
    • Susan Sobkoviak – Secondhand smoke education, policies/laws
    • Jeremy Vann – youth prevention, cessation and policy advocacy
    • Laurie Robinson – media and program assistant
    • Rose Fales – program assistant
  • 4. Our Goals
    • Reduce the toll of tobacco that takes 4,300 Colorado lives each year
      • Reducing youth/young adult initiation
      • Increasing cessation among youth and adults
      • Reducing secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure
      • Reducing/eliminating tobacco-related disparities
    • Priority strategies:
      • Coalition building and community mobilization
      • Media
      • Policy
  • 5. Effective Tobacco Control Policies
    • Erode the power of tobacco industry
    • De-normalize tobacco use
      • Shift social norms to tobacco-free living
    • Protect people from Secondhand Smoke (SHS) exposure
    • Increase system wide engagement so that all people, including the poor and other health disparity affected populations, are served
  • 6. Lessons Learned
    • POLICY…
      • Provides a framework for establishing priorities, goals, and programs for tobacco control
      • Is a guide to practical decision-making for worksites, schools, organizations and service providers
      • Articulates common vision for tobacco control
      • Can set national/global standards for tobacco control that can be enforced and measured
      • Helps give children a real chance to grow up tobacco free
  • 7. Benefits of Policy
    • Empowers people in civic engagement
      • TF Jeffco
      • CAUSE
      • BE Teams
      • CASH
      • Latino Advisory Committee
    • Network of influential partners who become passionate advocates
      • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
      • Jefferson County Public Schools
      • Exempla
  • 8.  
  • 9. Jefferson County ‘08 –’09 Policy Accomplishments Individual and Family School campuses Health/human services systems Organizations and Worksites Municipal government
  • 10. Individual and Family
    • Smoke-free homes
      • Education, Media Campaigns, SF Pledges
    • Supports for tobacco-free living
      • Agreements with other Providers
        • Education, Counseling and Referral
  • 11.  
  • 12. School Campuses
    • Post-secondary campuses
    • School Policy
      • Sponsorship messaging, training educators, linking wellness and tobacco prevention activities, parent involvement, increased access to tobacco cessation and prevention resources
      • Policy Updates
        • Highlight: JeffCo Schools’ Partnership
  • 13. Health/Human Services
    • System-wide Changes – integrating tobacco control strategies
      • Health Care Providers
        • Substance Abuse/Mental Health
      • WIC
      • Head Start
      • Children and Family Services
  • 14. Organizations and Worksites
    • Smoke-free multi-unit housing
    • Increasing resources/incentives to be tobacco-free in the workplace
    • Tobacco-free Campuses (worksites)
      • Impacts clients/consumers and employees
        • ELMC
        • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
  • 15. Municipal Government
    • Support/strengthen CCIAA at the local level
      • Arvada, Golden
    • Local ordinances to reduce youth access, limit the tobacco industry’s influence
      • Arvada, Wheat Ridge
  • 16. Impact of This Work
    • Fewer people exposed to secondhand smoke
      • Protecting newborns
      • Nearly 1200 family housing units
      • The estimated annual 30,000 patients, visitors and employees of ELMC
      • Arvada’s 106,000 residents
    • Reduction in tobacco use
      • Quitline calls steadily increase from Jeffco
      • Youth cessation programming in all high schools
      • More than 100 training and technical assistance sessions with healthcare providers
  • 17. Our Work is Making a Difference
  • 18. ‘09 –’10 Grant
    • Received funding through the State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership
    • Deepen and expand outreach, education and policy work – focus: health disparity affected populations
    • Continue to work with local jurisdictions to protect individuals from SHS
  • 19.
    • From Helping People Quit,
    • to Supporting Important
    • Policy Changes and Legislation . . .
    It’s the People and Partnerships That Have Made All the Difference
  • 20. Working Together to Strengthen Local Smoke-Free Laws
    • Eiber Elementary School Thanks the BoH
    • Influence of the BoH
    • How can we work together?
  • 21. Thank You!