The Cross-Cultural Workgroup on Tobacco
A Good Idea
This practice has been Archived and is no longer maintained.
The Washington Department of Health convened a Cross-Cultural Workgroup on Tobacco to identify populations disparately affected by tobacco use. The membership includes representatives from organizations working with African American, American Indian, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender, pregnant, low-income, and faith-based populations. Washington is developing a strategic plan to identify and reduce tobacco-related disparities and a marketing plan to educate community leaders of diverse populations about the strategic plan and to engage them in its implementation.
Goal / Mission
The goal of this program is to reduce tobacco use among groups experiencing the most pronounced tobacco-related disparities.
Results / Accomplishments
During the strategic planning process, the state program funded six populations to assess their capacity and readiness to implement tobacco prevention and control activities and evaluated the strategic planning process.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
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- The Washington Department of Health
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Steps to a Healthier U.S.
- Date of publication
- Target Audience
- Women, Racial/Ethnic Minorities