In early 1999, the Arizona Tobacco Education and Prevention Program (AzTEPP) increased their efforts to provide adults with community-based tobacco cessation services through state-funded Local Projects in each Arizona county. This presentation will summarize the initial experience and preliminary results from the state-funded Arizona Cessation Training and Evaluation (ACTEV) project designed to support the Local Projects with implementing and evaluating tobacco cessation services. The ACTEV Curriculum and Training Program, using a certification model, provided tobacco cessation skills training to Local Projects and their cessation service providers.
During the implementation year, 20 of 22 Local Projects became operational in delivering tobacco cessation programs and served over 2000 adults. We summarize the initial needs assessment of target populations, sources of referral to the programs, characteristics of the populations served, and the types of programs in place. We contrast the populations served by urban, rural and border communities. We also examine the factors facilitating and constraining implementation of the evaluation and their implications for implementing statewide evaluations of community-based tobacco cessation services.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to describe the evaluation methods and populations reached in a statewide community-based tobacco cessation program and will be able to apply the lessons learned in implementing similar evaluations
Keywords: Tobacco, Research
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Arizona Department of Health Services Tobacco Education and Prevention Program, Arizona Area Health Education Centers
I have a significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.
Relationship: Employment at University of Arizona, funding from Arizona Department of Health Services Tobacco Education and Prevention Program
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