The Foundation's initiative, Aligning Forces for Quality: The Regional Market Place was designed to help communities across the country align health care forces to improve the quality of health care. This initiative, managed by MN Community Measurement and spearheaded by the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board (GPTCHB), will expand tobacco policy outreach and development to an American Indian Tribal community in Minnesota. GPTCHB will lead the development of an inventory of current tribal tobacco control policies, design training modules and technical assistance to tribal health departments to become certified in tribal tobacco control, implement the tribal tobacco policy toolkit, and conduct both the American Indian Adult Tobacco Survey and the Youth Tobacco Survey for Minnesota's White Earth Nation. The Alliance will also partner with the Minnesota Medical Association to screen and utilize existing tobacco control media tools to ensure they are culturally appropriate for outreach. Deliverables include the preceding activities, as well as a population-based survey of tobacco usage, as well as using a public education campaign to support the implementation of anti-tobacco policies.
Amount Awarded $199,503.00
Awarded on: 12/7/2011
Time frame: 12/1/2011 - 2/28/2014
Grant Number: 69649