Title

Cultivating systemic capacity: The Rhode Island tobacco control enhancement project

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-1-2006

Abstract

This paper describes the Rhode Island Tobacco Control Enhancement Project (TCEP), a state-university-community technical assistance system. TCEP was developed under the auspices of the Rhode Island Department of Health's Tobacco Control program and was designed to build capacity among nine community-based organizations to mount comprehensive tobacco control interventions in five diverse communities within the state. This paper: (1) provides a description of community mobilization; (2) presents a logic model for planning and decision making used by state-university-community partners; (3) describes training, technical assistance services and implementation; and, (4) describes the evaluation and program improvement activities used to support on-going project development. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006.

Publication Title

American Journal of Community Psychology

Volume

38

Issue

3-4

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