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Create a discussion regarding the prevention of tobacco use among young people of today. Incorporate risk factors and factors that influence this behavior. Discuss cessation programs that are geared toward youth and discuss their efficacy rates and factors that may improve them.

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How to create a discussion

a. Online - if you are to create a discussion online, likely it will be a forum. Creating a forum topic is a technical (albeit) simple task. Whatever the platform will be, you are expected to be proficient in it. I am assuming that you already have this feature with the software/systems you are using for this class. For more advice on doing that via Windows, visit this link - http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-sharepoint-services-help/create-a-discussion-board-HA010086728.aspx

b. In Class - Say your professor is asking you to open up a discussion - which is an open-forum talk in which you lead the discussion, what you need to do is to have an outline, and for each section of the outline, you will set the topics to discuss. The topics to discuss are already being asked of you above. I suggest this discussion outline because its simple:

Overview - The opening of the discussion, where you introduce what the topic is about, what you will discuss and your purpose for discussion.

Risk Factors - Having discussed the importance of tackling the problem in the overview, list some risk factors that make this behavior happen and discuss each (limit to 3 so that you can discuss each in-depth).
Cessation Programs - what can stop the problem, discuss 3 examples.
Improvement on the Programs - what can be done to make each of the 3 programs better? Discuss this topic with the group.

Obviously, you must be knowledgeable about the topic for discussion. But what you need to do is to 'lead'. First you discuss the topic, then give examples of each, then ask everyone for their take on the matter. You need to do extra resource to help the discussion along. Bring some printed ...

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Evaluation Questions the Maryland tobacco prevention and cessation program

Process, Impact, and Outcome Questions
Evaluation takes place at various points within a program's lifecycle, and requires different kinds of questions to elicit the information that is needed to improve the program and to determine its effectiveness. Some of the most commonly used questions are focused specifically on the processes, impacts, and outcomes of the program.
For this Homework, I am required to provide a total of nine evaluation questions that would be appropriate for the Maryland tobacco prevention and cessation program.

(1.) List 9 evaluation questions that would be appropriate for the Maryland tobacco prevention and cessation program. The nine questions should include three process questions, three impact questions, and three outcome questions. - Each of these questions should be a sound and an appropriate question of its type for this program - Data could reasonably be collected to answer each of them
(2). In addition to listing these nine questions, I am required to provide a brief explanation (2 to 3 paragraphs total) of how these different categories of questions differ from each other. That is, to explain what their different purposes are and why these particular questions are good examples of this type of evaluation question.

References ;

1. Issel textbook,Issel, M. L. (2009). Health program planning and evaluation: A practical, systematic approach for community health (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. (see copies attached) for guidelines on good evaluation questions.
2. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (2010). M00F03.06 Cigaretten restitution fund-Tobacco use and prevention and cessation program- Family health administration. www.dhmh.state.md.us/mfr/doc/2010/Tobacco.doc

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (2008). Exploring cultural, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing tobacco use among Asian American, Hispanics, African American and American Indians in Maryland. http://www.crf.stae.md.us/html/stats.cfm

3. These Websites are a good place to search for sample questions through online search.
â?¢ Online book: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook
â?¢ Online book: Adamchak, S., Bond, K., MacLaren, L., Magnani, R., Nelson, K., & Seltzer, J. (2000). A guide to monitoring and evaluating adolescent reproductive health programs. FOCUS on Young Adults, Tool Series 5. Retrieved from

Part 1 of this online book explains the "how-to's" of monitoring and evaluation. Part 2 focuses on instruments, and describes ways of adapting existing instruments and leading focus group discussions, for example, and provides checklists, tally sheets, and other useful forms.
â?¢ Web site: CDC Evaluation Working Group

â?¢ Web site: University of Wisconsin - Extension: Program Development and Evaluation

This section of the University of Wisconsin - Extension's Web site provides numerous practical guides to help individuals plan and implement credible and useful evaluations.
â?¢ Supplemental Course Text: Novick, L. F., Morrow, C. B., & Mays, G. P. (2008). Public health administration (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. (used in PUBH 6175)
â?¢ Chapter 5: Evaluation Designs to Assess Program Impact

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