NETWORK TO ENHANCE TOBACCO CONTROL ACTIVITIES

FUNDING SOURCE: CDC, PRC Special Interest Project, U48/CCU409664 SIP 15-99 (1999 – 2002)

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Deborah Parra-Medina, PhD

The goal of the project was to link, support and share research and expertise related to tobacco control and youth development and empowerment (YD&E) at academic research centers.  A listserve was a convenient mechanism for linking those institutions.  The intention of the listserve was to disseminate questions, information, announcements, lessons learned, feedback, suggestions, possibilities, and other ideas regarding YD&E and tobacco research respectively.  The USC PRC was hopeful that long-term use of a listserve for communication and information sharing among tobacco control and YD&E researchers could be established and institutionalized.

The project had the following specific objectives:

  1. Establish an electronic network (listserve) of tobacco control and YD&E researchers accessible through the Internet.
  1. Publicize this electronic network among all 24 Prevention Research Centers.
  1. Regularly submit timely information relevant to tobacco control and YD&E over the listserve.
  1. Sponsor regular conference calls among the three YD&E funded PRCs, the CDC Technical Advisor, the CDC Foundation Program Officer, and the American Legacy Foundation Evaluation Coordinator for youth development and empowerment discussions.
  1. Distribute and critique the conceptual framework and program model guidelines for future YD&E tobacco use prevention programs.