Evaluation of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Program
Aug 16, 2012
Progress During 2006 and 2007
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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. RAND was contracted to evaluate the progress of the seven programs in fulfilling their missions. This report discusses the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission's activities and its responses to recommendations by RAND in the earlier evaluation reports. It documents continued activity and progress by the commission and the seven funded programs through December 2007. The report assesses the progress of each of the funded programs in achieving its long-range goals and tracks the programs' process indicators. It also updates trends in outcome measures developed to monitor effects of the funded programs on smoking and other health-related outcomes. Finally, it provides program-specific and across-program recommendations for future activities, including managing transitions and change, ongoing strategic planning, developing evaluation measures, collaboration with other programs, and sustaining funding and growth.
Introduction and Background
The ATSC Policy Context in 2006–2007
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Arkansas Aging Initiative
Minority Health Initiative
Arkansas Biosciences Institute
Medicaid Expansion Program
Evaluation of Smoking-Related Outcomes
Evaluation of Non-Smoking Outcomes
Synthesis and Recommendations
Initiated Act 1 of 2000: The Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act
RAND Evaluation of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Program Evaluation Methods
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