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The Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act, a referendum passed by Arkansans in the Settlement Agreement funds in seven health-related programs. The act also created the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission (ATSC) to monitor and evaluate the performance of the funded programs. As part of its evaluation function, the ATSC contracted with RAND to serve as an external evaluator. This report documents continued activity and progress by the commission and the seven funded programs.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    History and Policy Context

  • Chapter Three

    Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program

  • Chapter Four

    College of Public Health

  • Chapter Five

    Delta Area Health Education Center

  • Chapter Six

    Arkansas Aging Initiative

  • Chapter Seven

    Minority Health Initiative

  • Chapter Eight

    Arkansas Biosciences Institute

  • Chapter Nine

    Medicaid Expansion Programs

  • Chapter Ten

    Evaluation of Smoking-Related Outcomes

  • Chapter Eleven

    Evaluation of Non-smoking Outcomes

  • Chapter Twelve

    Synthesis and Recommendations

  • Appendix A

    RAND Evaluation of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Program

  • Appendix B

    Expenditures for Individual Centers on Aging

  • Appendix C

    Smoking Prevalence, Cigarette Taxes, and Tobacco Control Spending in Arkansas and Individual Surrounding States

  • Appendix D

    Using Journal Impact Factors to Predict the Future Impact of the Research Programs

  • Appendix E

    Long-Term Goals in the Initiated Act, Proposed Goals and Outcome Measures for the Tobacco Settlement Programs

The research reported here was prepared for the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission and conducted by RAND Health.

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