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    Kansas programs

    Resources for tobacco control programs in Kansas

    Visit these links for information on prevention and cessation programs in Kansas.

    • Healthy Kansans 2020 is a collaborative, strategic planning effort aimed at identifying and adopting healthy priorities that will improve the health of all Kansans. Please take a moment to look at the draft strategic plan. Healthy Living 2 is about promoting tobacco use prevention and control. Incorporate these strategies into your Community Health Improvement Plans.
      Tobacco Retailer Training Materials
      . The training is for retailers to prevent youth access to tobacco and encompass all of the FDA Draft Recommendations for retailer training which were distributed following the President's signing of the Tobacco Control Act in 2009. Materials were developed by Teresa Walters with the Regional Prevention Center of the Flint Hills in Emporia, Kansas.
      Kansas Quitline
      1-800-Quit-Now (784-8669) for one-to-one tobacco assistance phone counseling.
    • Kansas Quitline On-line website  for website cessation assistance.
    • It's Everybody's Business: Helping retailers avoid selling tobacco products to minors.
    • Smokefree Kansas to learn about the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act.
    • ACE Program : The Ask/Advise/Assist, Connect, Empower Program, a new KDHE  resource to assist educators in helping youth tobacco users quit.

    Organizations that provide policy support

    These organizations support policy efforts and are are founding members of the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition.

    Foundation Support

    Over the years, these foundations have provided funding for efforts to reduce tobacco use in Kansas.

    And special thanks go to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment whose Tobacco Use Prevention Program provides grant funding and techncial assistance for community wellness coalitions across the state of Kansas. In addition, the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services partnering with the Kansas Department of Revenue's Alcohol and Beverage Control Section coordinates the statewide efforts to reduce youth sales to Kansas minors under the Synar Amendment requirements.

    Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Grants

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment awards yearly grants to Chronic Disease Risk Reduction grantees statewide. A Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Summit will be held on January 22-23, 2014 in Wichita. Those interested in applying for State Fiscal Year 2015 Chronic Disease Risk Reduction funding will be informed of the process and learn about strategies that support tobacco use prevention, physical activity and nutrition initiatives. Registration information will be distributed in December. 

    Regional Prevention Partnerships

    The Regional Prevention Centers across the state focus on prevention strategies, particularly related to youth.  The RPCs have been strong leaders and partners in efforts to reduce tobacco, alcohol, and drug use by helping to reduce risky behavior by youth and by encouraging protective factors for youth on a community basis.  RPCs are excellent contacts for advocates concerned about tobacco control prevention in their areas. Click here for a list of Kansas Regional Prevention Centers.

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