Tools and Publications

EMPOWERMENT EVALUATION

Why the World Will Never be Tobacco Free — Coordinators from the Tribal Tobacco Education and Policy project came together in writing retreats and shared their wisdom, learning and recommendations to the wider public health world in this peer-reviewed publication in the American Journal of Public Health, 2016.

Storytelling Method — A presentation describing a structured storytelling method for evaluation, the Community Change Chronicles, and its relationship to the Progress Tracking System (PTS), an ongoing process evaluation system. The PTS is participatory, computerized data collection used by coalitions and community groups working on evidence based practices in tobacco prevention and control. A new version has been developed for tribal communities called Tribal Tobacco Story or TTS.

A packet of Community Change Stories from tribal Nations can be downloaded HERE

Tools for Schools — A set of data collection tools used to empower youth to become leaders in creating policy change for tobacco abuse prevention.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Piya Wiconi “We’re going to live better again” (Lakota)– In 2006 and 2007, we collaborated with a group of dedicated American Indian community members to develop a program to conduct family peer education to prevent diabetes. This 4-page Executive Summary shares highlights of the accomplishment of the family educators. For a copy of the 4-session curriculum or other program materials, contact Sheri at SCP.

Unlocking the Mystery of Lupus for Native Women 00 A series of workshops for Minnesota Native women with training for 4 community members to become peer educators on Lupus, developed in partnership with the Minnesota Lupus Foundation and funded by the federal Office of Women’s Health. Download the report –ScottConsulting_LupusFinalReport

NCCU Toolkit Contents — The table of contents for our technical assistance toolkit on tobacco control and prevention advocacy initiatives for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH

Casino Report – Secondhand smoke is a major health concern for Native communities, who still suffer from smoking rates of 50% or more in the upper Midwest. Our participatory, community based research process helped to reveal some of the important factors from the perspective of Indian leaders involved in decision-making for casinos, one of the largest employers in Indian country as well as in the state of Minnesota.

Community Action Research Report – This is the final report on our 2004 community action research project which used a culturally responsive “Circle of Community Research” model to explore the high smoking rates among American Indian pregnant women. The PhotoVoice research project was conducted by and for American Indian community members, who chose to “publish” the results as a community calendar distributed to over 500 community members, tribal leaders and service agencies.