Tobacco Control Policy Leadership Institute (TCPLI)

Summary:

The Tobacco Control Policy Leadership Institute (TCPLI) aimed to develop leaders who can be successful advocates for tobacco control policies in their communities.

Objectives:

  • Increase the number of Oakland-based community agencies involved in tobacco control policy-making and work to advance tobacco-related health equity.
  • Increase the number of local tobacco control policies in Oakland, California aimed at improving tobacco-related health outcome among African-American community members.
  • Increase education for youth on the history and harms of tobacco companies.

Funder:

Alameda County Public Health Department Tobacco Control Program (ACPHD-TCP)

META-Oakland: E-Cigarette Marketing

Summary

In partnership with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, the Marketing E-Cigarettes Towards Adolescents (META) Oakland project supported Bay Area youth researchers using PhotoVoice, a community-based participatory research method, to investigate how youth perceive e-cigarettes and how e-cigarettes are marketed toward youth in Oakland.

Objectives

  • Youth researchers will obtain PhotoVoice method training to engage in research & advocacy to raise awareness of e-cigarette marketing toward youth in Oakland.
  • Youth researchers will improve inductive research skills and e-cigarette knowledge as co-investigators in the scientific process.
  • Youth researchers will be able to use PhotoVoice (visual data and narratives) to educate the community and policy makers on e-cigarette marketing toward youth in Oakland.

Research Team

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Partners

UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

PAMELA LING, MPH, MD

CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, META-OAKLAND 

Pamela Ling, MPH, MD, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, where she conducts research on tobacco, media, and social marketing to young people. Her work includes analyses of thousands of previously secret tobacco industry documents detailing marketing strategies targeting young adults, and translating the lessons learned to improve tobacco control efforts for this population. Dr. Ling has special interest in young adult smoking patterns, smokeless tobacco marketing, and using market research to guide clinical and public health interventions. Dr. Ling is the Co-PI for the M.E.T.A. Oakland project. 

Email: Pamela.Ling@ucsf.edu | Phone: (415) 353-7900

Contact

Robert Lee, Project Manager

Funder

Tobacco Related Disease Research Program, University of California, Office of the President

Press

META-Oak Webinar Video:

Breastfeeding Among Young Mothers

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Summary

The purpose of this study was to understand how breastfeeding behavior modification can enable breast cancer risk reduction among young, diverse mothers. This study used community-based participatory research to investigate multi-level (social and structural) barriers and facilitators of breastfeeding in this vulnerable population.

Objectives 

  • Identify social and structural barriers to breastfeeding among young mothers 
  • Learn motivators of breastfeeding for young mothers during their child’s first year.
  • Develop a community-driven policy or programmatic intervention in our target population.

 Partner

Brighter Beginnings, Dani Soto (Co-Investigator)

Contact

Elva Castellanos, Program Coordinator

Email: ECastellanos@phi.org | Phone: (510) 285-5693

Funder

California Breast Cancer Research Program at the University of California, Office of the President

Press

CAHC's Breastfeeding Among Young Mothers research project was featured this February by Alec Rosenberg of the UC Newsroom. Read the article on our Blog or on the University of California website.

Infant Feeding Choices: Research with Young Mothers

Check out our findings presentation below! Listen with the audio on and click through each slide for more information. 

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)

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Summary 

This project's aim was to increase and improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education and services for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and at-risk youth by training staff at youth-serving organizations with a trauma-informed curriculum. 

Outcome

Develop an evidence-based, replicable training of trainers (TOT) curriculum for implementation at other community-based organizations serving CSEC and/or youth at risk of commercial sexual exploitation.

Partners

Contact 

Robert Lee, MAEd

Funder

Healthy Haven

Summary

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This project supportted our youth-serving Central Valley partner organizations—Haven Women’s Center and Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (HSA), with instituting an adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) prevention and intervention system supporting healthy relationships among youth in Modesto and Riverbank. 

 

Goals

  • Healthcare providers and domestic violence advocates will have improved knowledge of health impacts of ARA and skills in harm reduction strategies.
  • Adolescents in the project area will have improved ability to help their peers identify healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors and connect them to resources, if necessary.

Partners

Contact

Robert Lee, MAEd

Funder

Blue Shield of California Foundation

Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWG)

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Summary

The Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWG) is an organized collaborative of governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive health of youth in California. 

Goals 

  • To improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes and health equity among California youth.
  • To increase access to exemplary sexual health education among California youth.   
  • To increase access to sexual and reproductive health services among California youth.
  • To promote positive youth development and healthy relationships among California youth.

Strategies 

  • Develop program policies, support implementation of existing policies, and educate policy-makers.
  • Develop the competencies of California’s adolescent sexual health work force.
  • Promote active engagement of youth in their sexual health rights and well-being.
  • Develop and disseminate data and evaluation resources to support stakeholders in making informed decision.

Contact

For more information about the current work of ASHWG, please visit ASHWG.org!

SHARP

This project brought together expertise from the California School-Based Health Alliance, Futures Without Violence and the University of Pittsburgh Division of Adolescent Medicine (Dr. Liz Miller) to prevent, identify, and address adolescent relationship abuse. The intervention's effectiveness was tested through a cluster-randomized controlled intervention trial led by Miller’s group and CAHC.