Tobacco Prevention BOH_6-16-09

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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.
  • Tobacco Prevention BOH_6-16-09

    1. 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. 2. Agenda  Introductions  Program Goals  Policy as a Powerful Tool  Highlights of Accomplishments  09-10 Grant Cycle  Working Together
    3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. Jefferson County ‘08 –’09 Policy Accomplishments Individual and Family School campuses Health/human services systems Organizations and Worksites Municipal government
    9. 9. Individual and Family  Smoke-free homes – Education, Media Campaigns, SF Pledges  Supports for tobacco-free living – Agreements with other Providers  Education, Counseling and Referral
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. Health/Human Services  System-wide Changes – integrating tobacco control strategies – Health Care Providers  Substance Abuse/Mental Health – WIC – Head Start – Children and Family Services
    12. 12. 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
    13. 13. 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
    14. 14. 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
    15. 15. Our Work is Making a Difference
    16. 16. ‘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
    17. 17. From Helping People Quit, to Supporting Important Policy Changes and Legislation . . . It’s the People and Partnerships That HaveIt’s the People and Partnerships That Have Made All the DifferenceMade All the Difference
    18. 18. Working Together to Strengthen Local Smoke-Free Laws  Eiber Elementary School Thanks the BoH  Influence of the BoH  How can we work together?
    19. 19. Thank You!

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