Agency:Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI)
Contact: Geoff Brien
Keywords: Public Health Research Policy Political Campaign Tobacco Control
Descriptions: Description of Organization: The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) is a statewide tobacco control program funded by a state excise tax on tobacco passed in 2002. TFL envisions a healthier Louisiana through 100% tobacco-free living. Our mission is to implement and evaluate comprehensive tobacco control initiatives that prevent and reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. Consistent with the best practices in tobacco control recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and corresponding with most Tobacco Control Programs throughout the U.S., the TFL campaign goals include: ? To eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke ? To prevent initiation of tobacco use among youth ? To promote tobacco cessation among youth and adults ? To identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities ? To facilitate effective coordination of all tobacco control and prevention initiatives throughout the state of Louisiana The campaign divides the State of Louisiana into nine areas that are each represented by a Regional Manager. Region 1 encompasses Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard Parishes. The Region 1 Office of the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) is currently seeking Communications Research Assistants to assist with policy development, data collection, and entry, in one or more of TFL’s three Scope of Work (SoW) areas: ? Tobacco Prevention & Control Advocacy and Point of Sales Strategies (P.O.S.S.) with Youth (11-17) ? Supporting Advocacy Education to Protect Employees from Secondhand Smoke ? Tobacco Prevention & Control Advocacy with Young Adults (18-24) Selected assistants will work from campus under the supervision of the TFL Region 1 Manager. Tobacco-Free Legislation Research Assistant Patrons and employees of bars and gaming facilities in Louisiana are, in the majority of cases, exposed to harmful secondhand smoke. Efforts to enact a comprehensive ban on indoor smoking statewide have thus far been unsuccessful. While advocating for this comprehensive legislation, the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) also supports statewide efforts to implement policies that reduce exposure to secondhand smoke at the local level. Duties: The Region 1 TFL Manager requests legal research assistance in the following areas: ? Citywide smoke-free indoor legislation best practice models ? Smoke-free indoor moratorium best practice models – citywide and trial sections of a city ? Ordinance and moratorium notification and enforcement best practice models ? Creative legislation enacted by states and municipalities nationwide to reduce the sale and use of tobacco products ? The legal process for implementing retrieved options in Orleans Parish ? Tobacco-free legislation and enforcement models for: o Bars o Faith – Based Institutions o Gaming Facilities o Healthcare Facilities (Clinics, Hospitals, and Pharmacies) o Higher Education Institutions o Multi-Unit Housing Complexes Data Collection Assistant o Recreational Facilities (Parks, Playgrounds) Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: ? Proven ability to function independently and collaborate on a team ? Strong attention to detail and well organized ? Ability to carry out several tasks at once Minimum Qualifications: ? Excellent written and oral communication skills ? Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint ? Applicants with interest in tobacco control efforts preferred Commitment: ? Spring 2013 Academic Semester ? Hours are flexible ? The Region 1 Manager will work with each selected candidate to establish a schedule that aligns with TFL’s needs, academic guidelines, and the assistant’s availability Application Instructions: Please submit resume to Geoff Brien: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: Region 1 TFL Event Coordination Assistant Application
Product of Partnership: Summary document and spreadsheet; PowerPoint presentation
This service activity is availble for Service learning students Intern students Volunteers.
Students are not allowed to take pictures or video.
Minimum Service Hours per month: 20
Minimum Positions: 2
At Tulane University and/or home
Check-in at the site: Regular meetings will be established at Tulane University and attended by Regional Manager of Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living.
Students track their hours at site: Regional Manager of Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living will utilize Tulane CPS forms to track students hours and work products.
Comments:The Region 1 Manager will work with each selected candidates to establish a weekly schedule that aligns with TFL’s needs, academic guidelines, and the assistant’s availability.
Presentation of work outcomes to Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) Leadership, the Greater New Orleans Cancer & Tobacco Control Coalition (GNOCTCC), and the Regional Tobacco Sub-Committee.
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