To monitor the implementation of tobacco control programs and research in accordance with Califomia's Proposition 99, approved by the voters in 1988, which increased the state's cigarette tax by 25 cents and designated one quarter of the increased revenue-approximately $100 million per year-to develop statewide media campaigns and to fund local health departments, community-based organizations, schools, and agencies working with high risk populations.
The authors evaluated the extent and the effectiveness of the implementation independently with standardized forms developed to track any tobacco-related information and activities, local media campaigns, changes in local policies and ordinances, training sessions, and prevention and cessation programs.
Activities were reported on the forms to the authors monthly or quarterly.
The evaluation indicated that local health departments, community-based organizations, and other groups produced an exceedingly high volume of diverse tobacco control activities throughout the state.
They reached a variety of ethnic groups and high risk populations with their programs.
The data also show that local health departments and competitive grantees responded with an overall shift in their approach to tobacco control and moved from interventions focused primarily on individual people to broader, more community-and environment-oriented interventions. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Education sanitaire, Tabagisme, Taxe, Prix, Financement, Evaluation, Politique sanitaire, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Campagne de masse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Health education, Tobacco smoking, Taxe, Price, Financing, Evaluation, Health policy, California, United States, North America, America, Human, Mass campaign
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0389343
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 10/04/1997.