Addressing clean indoor air regulations and government change promoting local environments favoring physical activity in five West Virginia counties

The Foundation's initiative, Tobacco Policy Change: A Collaborative for Healthier Communities and States, was designed to provide resources and technical assistance for community, regional, and national organizations and tribal groups interested in advocating for effective tobacco prevention and cessation policy initiatives.The Tobacco Policy Change Special Solicitation builds on previous success in attracting new and diverse partners whose constituencies are most directly affected by tobacco use and exposure. Grantees will be expected to apply their advocacy skills and experience to advance tobacco policy and other public health policies in their communities. The purpose of this project is to address clean indoor air regulations and government change to promote local environments conducive to physical activity in five West Virginia counties: Boone, Fayette, Logan, Mingo and McDowell. The Wellness Council of West Virginia will conduct a project with the main objective of all five Boards of Health adopting comprehensive smoking bans on smoking in all worksites. This project will also address a public health policy to promote environments more conducive to physical activity. Local community organizations, health providers, extension agents and Regional Tobacco Prevention Coalition Coordinators will partner in the advocacy efforts.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 12/7/2007

Time frame: 1/1/2008 - 6/30/2008

Grant Number: 63585


Wellness Council of West Virginia

75 Olde Main Plaza
Saint Albans, 25177-2707


Patty M. Deutsch
Project Director