Improving Priority Population Participation through Effective Outreach
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Tobacco Section sought to improve its Request for Proposal (RFP) process for organizations representing populations most affected by tobacco use. Since 2007, the number of priority populations that have applied and received tobacco funding has decreased, yet tobacco usage rates remain high. The aim statement was to improve the Tobacco Control Program effectiveness and increase the reach (number) of organizations representing populations most affected by use and secondhand smoke exposure and that indicate future intent to apply for funding from 6 to 16. A survey of representatives from these populations was conducted, and 15 of 18 respondents (83%) said they are very likely to apply. Two respondents said they are somewhat likely to apply. These process improvements will be applied to the RFP process in its next round in 2014.
Tews, D. Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. Improving Priority Population Participation through Effective Outreach. Wed, 05/28/2014 - 22:06. Available at http://phqix.org/content/improving-priority-population-participation-through-effective-outreach. Accessed September 22, 2020.