The Arizona CHAMPS Peer Project Use Prevention is a statewide tobacco education program that postulates youth peer pressure can be a good thing, when it directed against the use of tobacco. This program, available to all Arizona elementary and middle schools, uses the CHAMPS (Champs Have and Model Positive Peer Skills) peer leadership model to train and enpower students to become a positive and powerful force in the fight against tobacco use. Once they are trained, the youth form Student Action Teams and are provided with tools and resources necessary to implement tobacco prevention activities among their peers, families, schools, and communities. There are three project goals: (1) to prevent the initiation of tobacco use by Arizona youth, (2) to reduce the number of youth who become regular (current) tobacco users, and (3) to increase knowledge about the consequences of tobacco use. The results the 1999-2000 CHAMPS program will be summarized in the presentation.
Funded by the Arizona Deparment of Health Services
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will gain insight into what has been achieved during 1999-2000 of the project
Keywords: Adolescents, Tobacco
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.
The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA