Tobacco Free Coalition Plan by keralaguest

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									          Columbia-Marquette
         Tobacco Free Coalition
                2639 New Pinery Road, Suite 2
                     Portage, WI 53901
                       608-742-2400


                2007 – 2009
          MULTI-YEAR ACTION PLAN
      The health of all Wisconsin citizens including children is a crucial part of our goals.
 Where policy is concerned, the Columbia-Marquette Tobacco Free Coalition concentrates its
 efforts in making lasting changes for everyone’s health. Coalition members are dedicated to
            educating and promoting tobacco free lifestyles in our area communities.




                               Mission Statement:
The Columbia-Marquette Tobacco Free Coalition supports the WI Department of Health
  and Family Services, Division of Public Health’s mission of aggressively pursuing the
  elimination of tobacco use by partnering with communities to prevent tobacco use
         among youth, promote cessation, and eliminate second-hand smoke.



                    The Columbia-Marquette Tobacco Free Coalition is funded by:
       State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services – Division of Public Health
                 through the Columbia and Marquette Counties Health Departments.
PRIORITY AREA #1: Reduce Youth Initiation and Use of Tobacco Products


Columbia & Marquette Counties Long         By 12/31/09, Reduce availability and accessibility of tobacco
Term Outcome:                              products to youth. Decrease initiation and use of tobacco
                                           products.

Related Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention       By 2010, tobacco use among Wisconsin youth 11-17 will
& Control Plan Goal(s):                    decline by 25%

Year One Objective:
By 12/31/2007, Marquette County Law Enforcement personnel will become better educated and informed
of Wisconsin WINS Retailer Compliance Check Program and will support WINS Program in Marquette
County. Two communities’ police departments (or one community and county sheriff’s department) will
collaborate with local WINS Coordinator for investigations.

       Strategies/Activities:

          Contact law enforcement personnel before January 31st by phone, email, and mail
           correspondence notifying them of continued yearly WINS Program investigations.
          Coordinate meeting time and place to review program and request collaboration of
           investigations in communities/county.
          Invite law enforcement personnel to annual Youth Training Program to assist in training
           youth and adult volunteers on investigation procedures.
          Conduct WINS investigations with local law enforcement with citation authority.



Year Two Objective:
By 12/31/2008, Columbia County communities’ and county law enforcement departments will continue
to increase collaboration with Wisconsin WINS Program for investigations with citation authority.
Goal of 4-5 communities and/or county sheriff collaborate with investigations for citation authority.

       Strategies/Activities:

          Contact law enforcement personnel before January 31st by phone, email, and mail
           correspondence notifying them of continued yearly WINS Program investigations.
          Coordinate meeting time and place to review program and request collaboration of
           investigations in communities/county.
          Invite law enforcement personnel to annual Youth Training Program to assist in training
           youth and adult volunteers on investigation procedures.
          Conduct WINS investigations with local law enforcement with citation authority.
Year Three Objective:
By 12/31/2009, Columbia County WINS Program will work with Columbia County Connects (a grant
prevention coalition) to collaborate educational tobacco prevention efforts with the county-wide Teen
Court Program for specific tobacco citation violations (description follows).
        The Juvenile Justice Committee of Columbia County Connects has a focus of changing policies and laws to
        create safer environments for youth through the reduction of underage drinking and drug use.
            Provide information on the legal aspects of the enforcement of underage drinking and other substance
             abuse laws
            Provide support for Teen Court restorative justice for first time offenses
            Support the STARS and BOYS groups
        Members include: Jane Kohlwey; Columbia County District Attorney, Jay Yerges; Columbia County
        Sheriff's Department, Teresa Lutey; Columbia County Victim/Witness Protection, Bob Harm; Portage
        Community Schools Psychologist, Karen Nelson; UW-Extension, and Meg McCullough; Community
        Advocacy/Teen Court Coordinator.
        Columbia County Connects Teen Court is a unique and effective way of dealing with juveniles who have
        committed a first time misdemeanor offense. Teen Court is available to first time offenders who are cited
        for minor infractions of the law. Offenders, who are referred to Teen Court, do so on a voluntary basis.
        Teen Court is for offenders who admit guilt and choose to go before their peers to be sentenced.


        Strategies/Activities:

            Establish working relationship with Columbia County Connects Juvenile Justice Committee
             (oversees Teen Court Program) to educate committee members on youth tobacco prevention
             information.
            Include WINS compliance check youth on Teen Court Program jury.
            Include tobacco prevention and education or advocacy work as part of offender sentencing
             for tobacco citations.



Rationale:

        Columbia County smoking rates for high school and junior high youth are 21% and 8%
        respectively, according to the Burden of Tobacco Report – February 2006. (From 2004 YTS)

        Marquette County smoking rates for high school and junior high youth are also 21% and 8%
        respectively, according to the Burden of Tobacco Report – February 2006. (From 2004 YTS)

        Coalition needs to continue to establish and build greater law enforcement relationships for
        Wisconsin WINS Tobacco Retailer Compliance Check Program including citation authority.

        Coalition also seeks to strengthen relationships with law enforcement and prevention programs
        such as Columbia County Teen Court Program.
PRIORITY AREA #2: Clean Indoor Air in Public Places


Columbia & Marquette Counties Long            By 12/31/09, Residents of Columbia and Marquette
Term Outcome                                  Counties will become even better educated on the dangers of
                                              secondhand smoke and collaborate to work toward healthy
                                              clean indoor air environments.
Related Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention          By 2010, decrease the proportion of non-smokers exposed to
& Control Plan Goal(s):                       secondhand smoke.

Year One Objective:
By 12/31/2007, Coalition will develop an informational program and/or brochure/report involving case
studies / evaluations of businesses with clean indoor air policies to present to local citizens, law makers
and business owners.

        Strategies/Activities:

           Establish a baseline of businesses and smoke-free policies for local targeted communities.
           Establish contacts with specific worksites for policy information and successful policy
            development.
           Develop presentational materials for case studies of local businesses that are smoke-free
           Educate law makers and citizens including organization groups on benefits of smoke-free
            policies using case study information.
           Educate business owners on benefits of smoke-free policies using case study information and
            applicability to individual business.


Year Two Objective:
By 12/31/2008, Coalition will look at establishing a second community Clean Indoor Air campaign in a
community in either county based on community readiness.

        Strategies/Activities:

           Contact local community leaders to determine readiness for conducting community campaign
           Determine strengths of selected community including youth groups and other organizations
            participation in campaign
           Collaborate with other county-wide prevention initiatives to develop greater partnerships for
            conducting campaigns


Year Three Objective:
By 12/31/2009, Coalition will continue to educate and activate local citizen’s support for statewide Clean
Indoor Air law.

        Strategies/Activities:

           Continue to educate county citizens on the health and economic benefits of Clean Indoor
            Air/Smoke-Free legislation for all workers and the public through newsletter, media, and
            presentation contacts methods
            Organize local citizen forums, invited elected leader communication
            Continue to develop grassroots contact by personal visit, phone, email and written means


Rationale:

       Comprehensive local ordinances and eventual statewide law are goals of county citizens

       Coalition readiness to move forward with local Clean Indoor Air Campaigns

       Good support level of elected county board members (Health and Human Services) – local and
       statewide resolution support of Clean Indoor Air initiatives

       Local ordinances support goals of statewide partners mission of Clean Indoor Air statewide law
PRIORITY AREA #3: Treating Tobacco Addiction


Columbia and Marquette Counties              By 12/31/09, Columbia and Marquette counties residents
Long Term Outcome                            and schools who request cessation services and/or programs
                                             will have access to local resources.
Related Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention         By 2010, reduce tobacco use in Wisconsin adults and young
& Control Plan Goal(s):                      adults (18-24) by 20%

Year One Objective:
By 12/31/2007, Coalition will develop resources for schools who want to initiate a youth/teen smoking
cessation program (i.e. N-O-T on Tobacco Program)

        Strategies/Activities:

           Assess tobacco prevention / cessation program services in Columbia and Marquette County
            School Districts
           Coordinate with school district staff and selected prevention group youth to provide cessation
            program or services for students seeking help to quit tobacco
           Determine school resources for cessation program or services to youth including staff
            availability, budget, time, etc resources
           Coordinate with school to help with staff training and other financial resources including
            mini-grants, etc


Year Two Objective:
By 12/31/2008, Coalition will develop or strengthen youth tobacco advocacy programs (FACT, Peer
Education, and TATU) in Columbia and Marquette Counties

        Strategies/Activities:

           Contact school(s) extracurricular youth groups to setup collaborative activities with FACT,
            peer education and TATU
           Coordinate with school districts wanting mini-grant opportunities for tobacco prevention and
            advocacy activities
           Create sustained FACT groups or FACT activity initiatives with established school youth
            prevention teams or groups


Year Three Objective:
By 12/31/2009, Coalition will develop tobacco prevention and cessation services programs and/or
information for disparities groups in Columbia and Marquette Counties including mental health services

        Strategies/Activities:

           Collaborate with local health and/or human services departments and other disparity service
            organizations to determine resource needs for individuals or groups in counties
           Develop and implement resources for disparity populations in county
           Establish programs for mental health services and addiction counseling resources
Rationale:

       Background survey information from school staff indicated need to establish more cessation
       programs and services for youth

       FACT and other youth advocacy programs need to be continually established and strengthened in
       county schools and communities and increase partnership with coalition

       Public Health and other organization needs assessment of disparities population in county for
       tobacco prevention and intervention programs

       Columbia County adult (24%) and smoking during pregnancy rates (16%) are both higher than
       the state average according to the Burden of Tobacco Report – February 2006

       Marquette County adult (24%) and especially smoking during pregnancy rates (24%) are both
       higher than the state average according to the Burden of Tobacco Report – February 2006

       Ethnic population growth in two counties is growing

       Coalition interest in local resources for mental health populations and tobacco addiction resources
                                     Ratification
        The Columbia-Marquette Tobacco FREE Coalition is pleased to submit this
                               2007-2009 action plan.

                                   Background Information -
    This action plan was created through general monthly meetings of the coalition members
beginning in February of 2006. Surveys were also sent to over 300 community members through
                        Coalition monthly newsletter and email contact.

The Columbia-Marquette Tobacco FREE Coalition looks forward to beginning work on this
        plan to reduce the burden of tobacco in Columbia and Marquette Counties.

           We, the following, approve the 2007-2009 Multi-Year Action Plan for
     Columbia and Marquette Counties as presented on _________________         , 2006.



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                                               MYAP 2007-2009
Inputs           Activities                  Reach                                            Outcomes
                                                                  Short-term                        Intermediate               Long-term
                                         Columbia, Marquette
                                         Counties youth                                            Increased collaboration
                                                                                                   with law enforcement
                                                                  Increased awareness of           and judicial community       Compliance
                 Youth Education                                  youth prevention                                              prevention programs
                 and Prevention,         Columbia, Marquette      programs for retailers,                                       including
CMTFC            Collaboration                                    law enforcement, and                                          compliance with law
                                         Counties retailers and
                 with law                citizens                 Columbia & Marquette                                          enforcement
DPI                                                               County citizens                  Increased prevention         increase and judicial
                 enforcement                                                                       program compliance           connections are
Columbia Co.                             Columbia, Marquette
                                                                                                                                established for
Division of                              Counties Law
                                                                                                                                prevention
Health                                   Enforcement, judicial
                                         personnel
Marquette
                                                                    Increased awareness
Co. Health
                                                                    and knowledge of clean
Dept.                                                                                                Participation in
                                         Counties’ residents,-      indoor air policies and
                 Clean Indoor                                       advocacy toward                  community advocacy
Columbia         Air campaign            adults, youth and                                           and campaign to
                                         businesses                 establishing policies
County                                                                                               establish policies
                 and community                                                                                                   The number of
Connects
                 education                                                                                                       smoke-free
Marquette                                                                                                                        workplaces for
                                                                    Increased awareness                                          communities will
Co. HCHY                                 Policy Makers and          and knowledge of clean
                                         other community                                                                         increase
                                                                    indoor air policies and
Law                                      leaders                                                     Increase number of
                                                                    advocacy toward
Enforcement                                                                                          smoke-free worksites
                                                                    establishing policies
                                                                                                     through policy creation
Healthcare
Organizations
                                         Counties’ residents,-
State Partners   Treating Tobacco        adults, youth and                                            Increase number of
                 Addiction,              businesses                                                   residents using local
Businesses       programs and                                                                         resources
                                                                    Increase knowledge of                                           Residents who
School           service                 Healthcare
                                                                    local cessation                                                 want to quit will
Districts &                                                         programs and resources                                          have local
                                         Organizations
Staff                                                               including disparity               Develop new local             resources
                                                                    populations                       resources for                 including
                                                                                                      disparity populations         addiction
                                         Policy makers and                                                                          counseling
                                         community leaders                                            and addiction
                                                                                                      services

								
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