Reducing tobacco use among special populations: Workplace tobacco control interventions in health and human service agencies
Methods: We performed an assessment of the overall implementation process to examine factors that may improve future planning or replication in other jurisdictions. Gathering triangulated information from semi-structured interviews (n=10) and programmatic data regularly collected during program facilitation, we provide a snapshot of one agency's experience spearheading an innovative program using Communities Putting Prevent to Work grant funds.
Results/Conclusion: A total of 60 agency sites participated, with an estimated annual primary reach of approximately 76,000 clients monthly and 5,500 staff. Though L.A. Pioneers succeeded in reaching priority populations, fiduciary challenges contributed to delays in each stage of L.A. Pioneers. Future efforts can be helped by integration of a pre-defined period for planning which incorporates an interdisciplinary leadership team and is reinforced by a payment scheme that paces the financial needs of the awardee.
Learning Areas:Program planning
Describe program components and lessons learned from a workplace tobacco control intervention program for health and human service agencies that addresses stalled smoking rates among populations disproportionately burdened with tobacco use. Identify strategic approaches local government and large organization seeking to encourage adoption of workplace tobacco control interventions can do to address planning, recruitment and implementation impediments, including recruitment for health and human service agencies that are small or lack the infrastructure to meet contract requirements.
Keyword(s): Tobacco Control, Smoking Cessation
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the co-principal investigator of this study and have led its conceptualization, data collection efforts and analysis. In addition to this study, I coordinate research and evaluation projects for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and have worked on several of the Division's smoking initiatives.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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