Rural Project Examples: Tobacco use
keepin' it REAL Rural
Updated/reviewed March 2022
- Need: A drug and alcohol prevention program for middle school students that is specific to rural culture.
- Intervention: An adaptation of the evidence-based keepin' it REAL curriculum was customized for rural middle school students.
- Results: Students showed a reduction in all substance use and less personal acceptability of substance use.
Franklin Cardiovascular Health Program (FCHP)
Updated/reviewed February 2023
- Need: To develop sustainable, community-wide prevention methods for cardiovascular diseases in order to change behaviors and healthcare outcomes in rural Maine.
- Intervention: Local community groups and Franklin Memorial Hospital staff studied mortality and hospitalization rates for 40 years in this rural, low-income area of Farmington to seek intervention methods that could address cardiovascular diseases.
- Results: A decline in cardiovascular-related mortality rates and improved prevention methods for hypertension, high cholesterol, and smoking.
Contingency Management Smoking Cessation in Appalachia
Updated/reviewed June 2022
- Need: To reduce smoking rates of pregnant women and adolescents in Appalachian regions of eastern Kentucky and Ohio.
- Intervention: A web-based smoking cessation program that offered monetary incentives to reducing smoking.
- Results: Participants significantly reduced smoking rates or quit altogether.
Other Project Examples
Spit It Out-West Virginia
Updated/reviewed January 2022
- Need: In the years prior to 2008, McDowell County, West Virginia, had high rates of tobacco use.
- Intervention: The Spit It Out-West Virginia program (2008-2010) was created to increase access to tobacco cessation and prevention resources.
- Results: Hundreds of people were provided with tobacco cessation efforts, 5 workplaces became tobacco free, and tobacco control efforts continue today.
Nicotine Use Prevention and Control (NUPAC) Program
Updated/reviewed October 2021
- Need: To foster relationships with indigenous people in New Mexico to determine culturally appropriate practices in reducing nicotine addiction.
- Intervention: NUPAC provides outreach, community programs, and cessation services.
- Results: In fiscal year 2020, 1,938 QUIT NOW and DEJELO YA quit line enrollees stopped using tobacco, and over 4,520 tobacco users made progress on their path to quitting.
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