The Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Programs: The Impact of One State's Investment in the Health of its Residents
Jun 23, 2010
Progress During 2008 and 2009
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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 perform a comprehensive evaluation of the progress of the seven programs in fulfilling their missions, as well as the effects of the programs on smoking and other health-related outcomes. This report discusses the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission's activities and its responses to recommendations by RAND in the earlier evaluation reports and documents continued activity and progress by the seven funded programs for 2008 and 2009. The report evaluates the progress of each of the funded programs, including assessing progress in achieving programmatic goals and tracking the programs' activities and indicators. It also updates trends in outcome measures developed to monitor the effects of the funded programs on smoking and other health-related outcomes. Finally, it provides both program-specific and statewide recommendations for future program activities and funding, including ongoing strategic planning, developing evaluation measures, collaboration with other programs, and sustaining funding and growth.
Introduction and Background
The ATSC Policy Context in 2008-2009
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Arkansas Biosciences Institute
Delta Area Health Education Center
Arkansas Aging Initiative
Minority Health Initiative
Medicaid Expansion Programs
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
Synthesis and Recommendations
Initiated Act 1 of 2000: The Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act
The research described in this report was sponsored by the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission. The research was conducted in RAND Health, a division of the RAND Corporation.
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