Grays Harbor County Program Activity Highlights by klx14649

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									                       Tobacco Prevention and Control in
                       Grays Harbor County

                       Chronic diseases, especially heart disease, cancer and asthma, are the
                       leading cause of death and disability in Washington State and in the
                       United States. Tobacco use is a risk factor for chronic disease and costs
DOH340-145             Grays Harbor County $25.3 million in healthcare and lost wages every
                       year. Washington’s nationally-recognized program has been successfully
For more information   working to reduce this burden.
            contact:

 Grays Harbor Health   Statewide Progress
         Department    Washington State ranks among the top six states in the nation with the lowest
 2109 Sumner Avenue    smoking rates. Since 2000:
Aberdeen, WA 98520       •   There are 65,000 fewer kids smoking.
     (360) 532-8665      •   There are 295,000 fewer adult smokers.
                         •   About 80,000 adults have been spared an early tobacco-related death.
                         •   Estimated future healthcare costs have been reduced by $1.8 billion.
                         •   Smoking inside Washington homes has been cut in half.
                         •   Smoking among pregnant women has dropped by 30 percent.
                         •   There have been over 125,000 calls to the Washington State Tobacco Quit Line
                         •   By law in 2006 all workers and customers are protected from secondhand
                             smoke exposure.


                       Local Burden
                          • 12,900 adults smoke in Grays Harbor County.
                          • 1,100 Grays Harbor County youth smoke.
                          • 1 out of 19 surveyed retailers in Grays Harbor unlawfully sold tobacco to youth
                            this year.
                          • About 2,900 county residents have called the state’s Tobacco Quit Line since its
                            inception in November, 2000.




                       We have more to do - Challenges and Gaps

                       One in four adult smokers with children at home still smokes indoors – and smoking
                       in the home is twice as high among low income adults. Efforts to reach low income
                       and minority communities are beginning to show results, but without sustained effort
                       these children and families will be left behind. To continue to see progress, we need
                       to continue to invest in proven tobacco and prevention and cessation strategies.
                             Tobacco Prevention and Control in
                             Grays Harbor County

                        Our Community:
                                           Population (2008)………………………………………                                                70,900
                                             Caucasian…………………………………………..                                                   83%
                                             Hispanic…………………………………………….                                                    8%
DOH340-145                                   Native American……………………………………                                                 5%

For more information                       People below federal poverty level (2007)…………..                                 15%
            contact:                       Funding from Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
                                             Current……………….………………………………                        $52,900
 Grays Harbor Health                         Past (2008-2009) …………………………………..                 $71,180
         Department
 2109 Sumner Avenue                        Other tobacco prevention partners serving this region… ESD 113,
                                           Chehalis Tribe, Quinault Tribe
Aberdeen, WA 98520
     (360) 532-8665
                        Funding in Action:
                                 Grays Harbor County Activities to Reduce Tobacco Use
                                                                                      Engage community members and
                                         Community Mobilization                       organizations to motivate them to address
                                                                                      tobacco prevention and control.
                                                                                      Empower young leaders to help increase
                                                                                      awareness of tobacco use by teens and to
                                                                                      effect local policy and systems change through
                                                                                      youth-driven activities.
                                           Youth Empowerment
                                                                                        • High school prevention teams plan and
                                                                                           implement tobacco-related activities,
                                                                                           focusing on national events such as Great
                                                                                           American Smokeout and Kick Butts Day.
                                                                                      Educate tobacco retailers and community
                                                Youth Access
                                                                                      members about youth access laws.
                                                                                      Partner with schools in the community to
                                            School Partnerships                       ensure a comprehensive approach to tobacco
                                                                                      prevention and control.
                                                                                      Promote the Washington State Quit Line to
                                                                                      encourage tobacco users to use available
                                                                                      resources.
                                      Promote Quit Line Services
                                                                                        • Promotion targeted to medical, chemical
                                                                                           dependency treatment and mental health
                                                                                           providers.
                                                                                      Document and make available a list of local
                                      Tobacco Cessation Support
                                                                                      cessation support resources.
                                                                                      Educate healthcare providers about available
                                                                                      cessation resources and counseling
                                     Healthcare Provider Outreach
                                                                                      techniques to assist patients in making a quit
                                                                                      attempt.
                                                                                      Provide information and education about the
                                      Tobacco-free Environments
                                                                                       smoking in public places law.
                                This table is a partial list of the tobacco prevention and control activities being conducted in this community




                       Funding for these activities was provided by the Washington State Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

                       For persons with disabilities, this document is available on request in other formats. To submit a request, please call 1-800-525-
                       0127 (TDD/TTY 1-800-833-6388).
                                     Grays Harbor Health Department
                                     Tobacco Prevention & Control

                                     2007-2008 Program Activity Highlights


    For more information
                              Resources:
                contact:                        Population (2007)……………………………………                                            70,800
                                                Health Department Funding Level (2007-2008)….                              $71,180
    Grays Harbor Health                         Other tobacco contractors serving this region……                            ESD 113,
            Department                          Chehalis Tribe, Quinault Tribe
    2109 Sumner Avenue
   Aberdeen, WA 98520
        (360) 532-8665
                              Activities to Reduce Tobacco Use
                                          Activity Highlights                                                       Results
                                    Youth coalition meets regularly to plan                    40 high school prevention team
                                    and implement tobacco prevention                           members were involved in tobacco
                                    activities (C1.02)                                         prevention activities
                                    Stores selling tobacco checked for sales                   25 local health department checks
                                    to underage youth (Federal Synar                           resulted in 6 tobacco sales to underage
                                    program and additional checks) (C2.01.01,                  youth
                                    C2.01.02)
                                    Site visits & mailings to tobacco retailers
                                                                                               62 retailers received youth tobacco
                                    to educate them about not selling
                                                                                               sales education
                                    tobacco to minors (C2.02)
                                   This table is a partial list of the tobacco prevention and control activities being conducted by this contractor




                              Activity Recommendations
                              A sample of recommendations as written in Catalyst

                                        •    National awareness events continue to help users quit and non smoker
                                             not to start.

                                        •    We need to do more other tobacco compliance checks.

                                        •    Grays Harbor lacks cessation programs and must refer to Quit Line.




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                              Funding for these activities was provided by the Washington State Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
                                     Grays Harbor Health Department
                                    T o b a c c o P r e v e n t i o n & C o n t r o l 2006-2007




                              Resources:
    For more information                        Population (2004)……………………………………                                            70,338
                contact:                        Health Department Funding Level (2006-2007)….                              $71,180
                                                Other tobacco contractors serving this region……                            ESD 113,
                                                Chehalis Tribe, Quinault Tribe
    Grays Harbor Health
            Department
    2109 Sumner Avenue        Activities to Reduce Tobacco Use
   Aberdeen, WA 98520
                                          Activity Highlights                                                       Results
        (360) 532-8665
                                    The HealthNOW! Tobacco Action Team
                                    meets monthly to coordinate and                            THAT met regularly with participation by
                                    promote tobacco prevention and control                     15 community stakeholders
                                    (C1.01)
                                    Youth coalition meets regularly to plan                    24 high school prevention team
                                    and implement tobacco prevention                           members were involved in tobacco
                                    activities (C1.02)                                         prevention activities
                                    Stores selling tobacco checked for sales                   25 local health department checks
                                    to underage youth (Federal Synar                           resulted in 3 tobacco sales to underage
                                    program and additional checks) (C2.01.01,                  youth
                                    C2.01.02)
                                    Site visits & mailings to tobacco retailers
                                                                                               100 retailers received youth tobacco
                                    to educate them about not selling
                                                                                               sales education
                                    tobacco to minors (C2.02)
                                   This table is a partial list of the tobacco prevention and control activities being conducted by this contractor




                              Success Stories
                                   • Prevention Teams planned and provided information and material to
                                              students and staff for a safe summer vacation.

                                        •     Four Prevention Teams ( Hoquiam, Ocosta Oakville and Elma) provided
                                              TATU training to students in their districts during the school year.

                                        •     Grays Harbor continues to be above the 80% tobacco retailer
                                              compliance level.




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                              Funding for these activities was provided by the Washington State Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
                                  Grays Harbor Health Department
                                  T o b a c c o P r e v e n t i o n & C o n t r o l 2005-2006




For more information          Resources:
                                                Population (2004)……………………………………                                            70,338
contact:
                                                Health Department Funding Level (2005-2006)….                              $71,180
                                                Other tobacco contractors serving this region……                            ESD 113,
Grays Harbor Health                             Chehalis Tribe, Quinault Tribe
Department
2109 Sumner Avenue
Aberdeen, WA 98520            Activities to Reduce Tobacco Use
(360) 532-8665                            Activity Highlights                                                       Results
                                    The HealthNOW! Tobacco Action Team
                                    meets monthly to coordinate and                            THAT met monthly and recruited new
                                    promote tobacco prevention and control                     members
                                    (C1.01)
                                    Youth coalition meets regularly to plan                    36 high school prevention team
                                    and implement tobacco prevention                           members were involved in tobacco
                                    activities (C1.02)                                         prevention activities
                                    Stores selling tobacco checked for sales                   17 local health department checks
                                    to underage youth (Federal Synar                           resulted in 1 tobacco sale to an
                                    program and additional checks) (C2.01.01,                  underage youth
                                    C2.01.02)
                                    Site visits & mailings to tobacco retailers
                                                                                               15 retailers received youth tobacco
                                    to educate them about not selling
                                                                                               sales education
                                    tobacco to minors (C2.02)
                                   This table is a partial list of the tobacco prevention and control activities being conducted by this contractor



                              Strategic Plan Highlights
                                        •     Retailers will be informed of the legal implications of supplying tobacco to
                                              minors
                                        •     More parents will understand their role in influencing their children’s decisions
                                              not to use tobacco



                              Bottom Line
                                   • Addressing public policies provides an opportunity to educate businesses
                                   • There is a need to enlist the assistance of retailers in spreading the message
                                              about youth possession laws
                                        •     Parents can partner in spreading anti-tobacco messages to youth




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                              Funding for these activities was provided by the Washington State Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

								
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