Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission Program Evaluation

The LEAD program has partnered with the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission to assist with collecting and reporting on data that evaluate current ATSC programs supporting the health of Arkansans. Project personnel have been pooled from across UCA’s campus from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Applied Math and Natural Sciences. The first report produced by this partnership was completed in spring of 2015. Currently, the evaluation team is completing on the Biennial evaluation report for FY 2016-2017.

LEAD students also have been tasked with conducting qualitative research to complement the quantitative evaluation component, and each annual and biennial report will have a complementary qualitative component. The first round of qualitative study was focused on health and well-being in the Delta region of Arkansas. The second round of research is focused on youth and use of alternative smoking devices.

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