Module 2: Program Planning

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Module 2: Program Planning is an introductory module for participants wanting an overview of what’s involved in planning a tobacco control program that achieves population-based social norm change. They will first get a review of the characteristics of a tobacco free city, then an explanation of the steps involved in assessing specific tobacco control needs for their cities. Using assessment results, participants will learn how to logically define features of a program to resemble those of a tobacco free city, and identify actions to put them into place.

Module 2: Program Planning – Training Materials – Downloadable Files

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Module Description

Section 1: Tobacco Free Cities

Section 1 reviews important features of a tobacco free city, including programs, policies, and resources that have been proven to reduce tobacco use.

Section 2: City Assessment

Section 2 guides participants through the process of conducting a city assessment to identify the problems that exist, the populations that are most affected, and what is currently being done about it. We will review several different data collection techniques that can help quantify the problems.

Section 3: Program Definition

This section introduces participants to the fundamental tasks needed to define a tobacco control program, including clarifying the problem revealed in the assessment, identifying goals to address the problem, and writing objectives that specify how goals will be met.

Section 4: Action Plans

In Section 4, participants are shown how to put a plan into action. Using templates and case studies, they will practice identifying activities and resources needed to meet program goals and objectives. Exercises in this section are not intended to result in a completed action plan, but give participants an awareness of the decision making process.