HSHC activities are some of the tools we can use to engage and empower our communities, give voice to those that may not otherwise be involved in public health movements, and provide opportunities for skill building and fostering relationships. With this in mind, we could argue that 6-8 hours is not enough to accomplish that. But it’s a start!
There has been a recent surge of interest in involving youth in tobacco control work, and it’s no wonder why: These youth are experts on their community and know what their peers are looking at, listening to, and what issues are important to them.
As the statewide evaluation technical assistance provider for California’s tobacco control programs, the Tobacco Control Evaluation Center maintains a database of data collection instruments previously used by local projects. A key piece of this puzzle is screening and selecting instruments for quality.