Evaluating community-based programs for eliminating secondhand smoke using evidence-based research for best practices

Mary Cramer, Sara Roberts, Liyan Xu

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Abstract

Extensive research has been conducted on the hazardous effects of tobacco use, and more recently attention has focused on the harmful effects of secondhand smoke (SHS). A growing body of evidence-based research supports best practices for eliminating SHS. This article describes the evaluation and outcomes of a community-based coalition in the midwest that used best practices to educate and change public attitudes on SHS, and thereby promote social policy change for tobacco-free environments. The evaluation model incorporated evidence-based indicators as measures for coalition goal achievement and found the best practices program to be effective for eliminating SHS exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-143
Number of pages15
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

Keywords

  • Environmental tobacco smoke
  • Program evaluation
  • Secondhand smoke
  • Social policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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