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​Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Initiative Evaluation
 
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Funder: Missouri Foundation for Health
Staff Contact: Sarah Shelton
Project Duration: 2005-present
 
CPHSS serves as the external evaluator for the Missouri Foundation for Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Initiative (TPCI). The Initiative began in 2004 as a nine-year, multi-phase program that includes grant making, policy, capacity building, evaluation, and communication activities. It aims to enhance tobacco prevention and cessation services in Missouri through a collection of comprehensive strategies. TPCI grantees are involved in activities ranging from policy development to cessation programming and educational outreach.
 
As the external evaluator of TPCI, CPHSS assesses the effect of foundation-supported tobacco prevention and control programs on tobacco use in Missouri. CPHSS also provides evaluation technical assistance and training for all of the Initiative's grantees.
 
The TPCI evaluation was designed utilizing a participatory, logic model driven approach. We use a mixed methods design (quantitative and qualitative data collection) to answer the evaluation questions.  We then disseminate the evaluation methods, findings, and recommendations through a variety of approaches, including newsletters, reports, informal presentations, national conference presentations, and peer-reviewed journal articles.
 
CPHSS also provides individualized, ongoing assistance to all MFH grantees throughout the Initiative. The technical assistance team is available to assist grantees with any evaluation-related question. This includes reviewing evaluation plans and surveys, assisting with data management and analysis, providing guidance on reports and communicating data, and identifying relevant evaluation tools and resources. In addition, CPHSS organizes workshops, webinars, and a bi-monthly newsletter for grantees.
 
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