Evaluation of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Program
Aug 16, 2012
Progress from Program Inception to 2004
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The Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act, a referendum passed by Arkansans in the November 2000 election, invests Arkansas’ share of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement funds in seven health-related programs. This report documents the initiation and first two years of activity by the seven funded programs. First, it gives a summary of the history and context of the funding in Arkansas. It then describes progress on key indicators from program inception in July 2001 to June 2003 is provided for each of the seven programs. The report also examines measures that were developed to monitor effects of the funded programs on smoking and other health-related outcomes and early results from those measures. Finally, it provides both program-specific and statewide recommendations for future program activities and funding.
History and Policy Context
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
Arkansas College of Public Health
Delta Area Health Education Center
Arkansas Aging Initiative
Minority Health Initiative
Arkansas Biosciences Institute
Medicaid Expansion Programs
Evaluation of Smoking-Related Outcomes
Evaluation of Non-Smoking Outcomes
Synthesis and Recommendations
RAND Evaluation of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Program Evaluation Methods
Initiated Act 1 of 2000 The Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act
Arkansas Department of Health Monitoring the Implementation of the CDC's Guidelines for School Health Programs to Prevent Tobacco Use and Addiction
ADH Formation and Planning
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Review
Measures and Markers Report: Start-December 31, 2003 College of Public Health
Measures and Markers Report: Start-December 31, 2003 Arkansas Biosciences Institute
The research described in this report was sponsored by the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission was conducted by RAND Health.
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