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Target Tobacco Coalition New Directions
4 Goal Areas 1. Preventing Tobacco Initiation Among Youth and Young Adults; 2. Promoting quitting among adults and youth; 3. Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke; 4. Identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities.
Five Integral Components For Successful Tobacco Control: 1. Engaging in Policy Work: Smoke Free Law, Tobacco Free Schools, workplace policies, tobacco tax. 2. Collaborating with the Community: Target Tobacco Coalition 3. 4. Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities: 10 identified disparate populations Implementing an Effective Infrastructure: State and local programs 5. Advancing the Knowledge Base: integrated with all other components
Organizational Roles Tobacco Education and Prevention Program (TEPP) l Montezuma County Public Health Educational and resource distribution program Target Tobacco Coalition l A project of TEPP formed of partner agencies and community members to advance the goals and policy initiatives of TEPP and the State Tobacco Education and Prevention Program (STEPP)
Budget Realities l CDC Recommended Annual Total funding levels for Colorado State Tobacco Control Programs, 2007 $54. 4 million. l State Tobacco Education and Prevention Program (STEPP) Funding in 2008 $24 million, 44% of recommended levels. l as of September 2009 = $9 million This is 17% of the recommended funding levels.
Percent tobacco revenue to fund at CDC recommended level is 18% Deaths in Colorado caused by smoking: l Annual average smoking-attributable deaths 4, 300 l Youth ages 0 -17 projected to die from smoking 92, 000 Annual Costs Incurred in Colorado from Smoking Total medical $1, 314 million Medicaid/medicare $319 million Lost productivity from premature death $992 million l State Revenue from Tobacco Excise Taxes and Settlement FY 2006 -tobacco tax revenue FY 2006 tobacco settlement payment $229. 2 million $80. 0 million Total tobacco state revenue from taxes and MSA funds $309. 1 million
Local TEPP Budget Changes
2009 -2010 Goal Areas l Youth Access Policy: To work with coalition partners to develop local policy that reduces youth access to tobacco. l Colorado Chew Tobacco Collaborative Initiative: Dove Creek and Cortez, Cindy take the lead. Engage CO communities in a CBPR data collection process that will begin to identify community concerns related to chew tobacco and increase community readiness to address chew tobacco issues locally
TEPP Projects l Meet with up to 8 agencies for educational presentation to staff and/or clients. Spread the word? l What are some agencies? l Set up a blog and maybe Facebook to distribute local and national updates archive studies, fact sheets etc. l Keep column in Horizons.
Coalition Projects Youth Access Policy, 1 -3 years l Help determine components of policy; l Become knowledgeable about the “whats” and the “whys” ; l Work with Youth Leadership Council to move project forward. l Help determine the direction, decision makers, and spheres of influence; l Be advocates for the policy in the community.
Julia Hesse 106 W. North St. Cortez, CO (970)565 -3056 ext 233 [email protected] montezuma. co. us http: //targettobacco. wordpress. com/