East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

Funding Opportunity

East Central Public Health District VI

Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion Program

Tobacco Use Prevention Initiative

 

Announcement Type:          Mini Grant

Funding Amount:                 $ 7,500

Project Period:                     October 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Application Deadline:          October 15, 2016

Anticipated Award Date:     October 20, 2016

Contact Information:           Sadie Stockton   706-729-2055

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Sadie.stockton@dph.ga.gov

 

The East Central Public Health District VI Chronic Disease Prevention/Health   Promotion Program announces the availability of funding to support the District

Tobacco Use Prevention Initiative.

 

Purpose:

Educate youth and adult leaders on the adverse health effects of tobacco

products and prepare the youth to become community advocates for

environmental changes.

 

 

Objective:

Increase by June, 2017 at least 2 school systems within East Central

Public Health District VI that adopt the CDC model 100% Tobacco Free

School Policies.

 

Focus areas:

Glascock and Wilkes Counties

 

Deliverables:

  1. Recruit adult leaders and youth from the focus counties to participate

in 100% Tobacco Free School Initiative

  1. With assistance from Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator, organize

and facilitate 100% Tobacco Free School Training(s) for adult leaders

and youth.

  1. Equip adult leaders with appropriate tools to support youth empowerment

and advocacy for Center for Disease Control (CDC) Model 100%

Tobacco Free School Policy.

  1. Increase skills/knowledge to gain community support through the

development of community, media and school-based education

campaigns.

  1. Create opportunities for youth to practice leaned skills and awareness

techniques during community and school activities.

  1. Engage youth and develop tobacco-related educational activities for the

following: Great American Smokeout, Kick Butts Day and/or other

national tobacco use prevention events.

  1. Prepare youth for 100 % Tobacco Free School presentations to Boards of

Education.

8   Following CDC 100% Tobacco Free School Guidelines, assist youth

with the development of 100% Tobacco Free School Policy Promotion

Plan, 100% Tobacco Free School Enforcement Plan and Enforcement

Surveillance Plan.

 

 

Who Should Apply?

  • Community Organizations, Family Y, faith-based organizations, after-school programs, and/or any youth related organization with strong leadership, ability to relate to and influence peers and who are willing to organize and implement youth lead tobacco use prevention activities.
  • Youth should be in grades 9 through 12 who can provide strong leadership in their schools and communities.
  • Youth and adult leaders willing to participate in tobacco use prevention educational training(s) and community/school tobacco use prevention related activities.
  • Youth and adult leaders who display interest in healthy school policies especially related to tobacco use prevention.

 

Requirements:

  • Submit: a) Comprehensive work plan outlining strategies for youth recruitment, youth education, community & school based activities, presentation to Boards of Education, media campaigns, enforcement plans, b) List of partners, c) Project time-line, d) Expected outcomes, e) Budget and budget justification.
  • Attend required tobacco use prevention trainings and conference calls.
  • Recruit the following: Multi-culture, multi-ethnic youth in grades 9-12 and dedicated adult youth leaders.
  • Recruit adult leaders and youth from the identified counties to attend educational trainings (at least one adult leader and up to 4 youth per county).
  • Responsibilities include but not limited to: a) Organize youth and adult leader recruitment, b) Coordinate, collect and submit required documentations, (youth work plans, sign-in sheets, copies of media, meeting minutes, fact sheets, copy of adopted policies, policy enforcement plan, etc.) and b) Obtain liability documents from participants, participants’ parents/guardians, and adult leaders.
  • Submit documents to East Central Public Health District Chronic Disease Prevention Program Coordinator.
  • Provide technical assistance and maintain contact with youth and adult leaders to monitor progress in achievement of policy development and adoption by county Boards of Education.
  • Assist youth and adult leaders with preparations for 100% Tobacco presentations to community, schools, Boards of Education and other appropriate agencies.
  • Assist youth and adult leaders with development and dissemination of media campaigns (which include school newsletters, community newspapers, etc.) educational materials, school and community presentations.
  • Assist youth and adult leaders plan activities for Great American Smokeout, Kick Butts Day and/or other national tobacco use prevention observances.
  • Submit required progress reports by 1st day of each month to East Central Public Health District VI, Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion Program Coordinator.

 

 

 

 


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