The Polk County Public Health Department was recently awarded funds from the Oregon Department of Human Services Tobacco Prevention and Education Program to implement a community-based tobacco prevention program. The focus of the Polk County Tobacco Prevention Program will be to provide technical assistance in developing and implementing smoke-free policies in schools, local head starts, community colleges, hospitals, multi-unit housing, outdoor community events and community parks.
Polk County TPEP will engage community members to participate in task forces to complete the work necessary to develop and implement smoke-free policies. This will include educating stakeholders, assessing readiness, communicating with and supporting agencies throughout the process, and utilizing the media to support changes in policy and community norms. Cessation materials and information will also be provided to individuals who desire to quit smoking.
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182 SW Academy St., Ste 302
Dallas, OR 97338
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