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Tobacco Prevention and Education

Tobacco Education and Prevention Program

The Tobacco Prevention and Education Program aims is to learn about Latinos attitudes and perceptions regarding exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing settings, and to educate about the benefits of smoke-free housing. The Center for Latino Community Health, Education, & Leadership Training (CLCH) will provide interpretation services for focus groups, conduct trainings to community members and collaborative partners, conduct presentations to community groups, and assist with the planning and implementation of 1 smoke-free multi-unit housing community forum.

In addition the CLCH, with help of CSULB student interns, will survey tenants to collect data about attitudes and perceptions regarding exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing settings. The Center will also collect petitions to demonstrate community support for smoke-free housing, and provide education on the benefits of smoke-free housing through awareness events.


Program Staff

Leadership

Dr. Melawhy Garcia

Melawhy Garcia, Ph.D., MPH
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor, Health Science
Director, Center for Latino
Community Health
Melawhy.Garcia@csulb.edu

Andrea Luna

Andrea Luna
Project Coordinator
Andrea.Luna@student.csulb.edu

 

Research Assistants

  • Bryan Flores
  • Alexandra Reddins