The Tobacco Control Evaluation Center is a full service evaluation provider that offers evaluation consultation, evaluation implementation and training and evaluation capacity building.  Here is a list of projects we are/have been working on recently.


current projects

Prevention First

Evaluate the CDPH’s Prevention First chronic disease prevention project funded by the CDC, including developing the evaluation plan, creating measurement instruments and data collection systems, convening an evaluation subcommittee, and annually analyzing and reporting results to CDPH and Prevention First stakeholders. Funder: California Department of Public Health. Contract Period: 5/9/20146/29/2018.

Internal Resources

Rover Library and Policy Database

Manage and market the existing Rover Library website to CDPH staff and grantees. Identify, review, and code new local tobacco control policies according to existing policy scoring rubrics; conduct applied research on policy adoption and effects. Funder: California Department of Public Health. Contract period: 7/1/20142/28/2019.


Completed Projects

Project LEAN (CalFresh)


Evaluation of a CalFresh promotion pilot project in African American, Native American, and Hmong communities with Project LEAN.  The program aimed at building the capacity of peer leaders to teach a healthy eating and exercising curriculum along with the promotion of CalFresh participation to community members. Project LEAN culturally adapted and tested the curriculum with these three underserved California communities. The evaluation used a mixed method approach to evaluate participants’ knowledge, attitude and practice as well as organizational factors influencing program success. Funder: Public Health Institute. Contract period: 10/1/12–6/30/13.

California-Pacific Center for Training (CALPACT)

One of four training centers in Northern California and Hawaii with the following objectives: 1) Provide training to professionals in public health departments and non-profit health organizations in California, Hawaii, and the U.S. API using appropriate delivery modalities; 2) Expand field practice opportunities for students throughout California, Hawaii, and the U.S. Associated Pacific Territories; and, 3) Strengthen and broaden partnerships, especially with key statewide and local health departments.  HRSA Public Health Training Centers (Oxendine). Funding period: 10/1/10–8/31/13.

Outreach Campaign on H1N1 Influenza for Hard-to-Reach Latino Populations in California

Evaluate the impact of a campaign to increase H1N1 vaccination rates among recent immigrants in California from Mexico and Central America.  Funder: Health Initiative of the Americas. Contract period: 4/15/2010–7/30/2010