Tobacco Prevention and Control Programs

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Approximately 443,000 people die in the U.S. each year due to tobacco-related illnesses (CDC, 2010). In order to reduce the health and economic burden of tobacco use in Alabama, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) develops and implements statewide efforts to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco use and to monitor the and control of tobacco…

Progressive Agriculture Foundation Safety Days

Farming is unique among work settings in the level of risk exposure for children and youth. Exposures to agricultural hazards occur through play, work, and observation of adult work. In response to these risks, communities offer a variety of educational programs, such as farm safety day camps, to encourage safe practices. One such program is the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days program, which annually sponsors 350 safety day events across North America. Participants in these one-day…

Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Evaluation

The NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is a national effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented minority groups in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. In 2016, UA was awarded a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to head the Alabama LSAMP program, which is an alliance of four-year institutions, community colleges, high schools, and industry partners. ALSAMP began as one of several similar alliance across…