Smoking cessation programs on Tribal lands

Investigator: Valerie Yerger, ND
Sponsor: California Department of Public Health

Location(s): United States


Objectives:  Assessing community readiness with qualitative assessments combined with SCTC policy assessment with 10 Tribes in California.  Form a Community Advisory Group of at least 8 American Indian constituents and meet 4 times in 20 months via in person and by phone. Interview 4 Tribal representatives from each Tribal community (40 Interviews total).  Facilitate one focus group of 8-10 participants from each Tribe. Meet with supportive agencies such as ChangeLabs, Smokers Helpline to assess their practices around tribal communities.  Build knowledge of tribal readiness to address several policies as well as building capacity in the tribe to reach out for support to access resources and data related to tobacco control in their sovereign tribal community.

 Community Advisory Group: Build a Community Advisory Group (AC) of at least 8 American Indian (AI) community members from Northern, Central, and Southern California.  AC members will include Tribal council members, tobacco control advocates, youth coordinators, directors of Tribal organizations, and community members working in the AI community. Meet 4 times in 20 months with 1 in person meeting at the beginning of year 1, 2 conference calls during the tenure of the project, and one virtual meeting at the end.