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Development of Junior High Smoking Prevention Curricula

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22036
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22036
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NATIONAL HEALTH PROMOTION ASSOCIATES
711 WESTCHESTER AVENUE WHITE PLAINS, NY 10604-3504
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Development of Junior High Smoking Prevention Curricula
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,940.00
 

Abstract:

Cigarette smoking is widely regarded as the number one cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States. Research testing innovative smoking prevention strategies has demonstrated the effectiveness of teaching social resistance skills either alone or in combination with general personal and social skills. However, curricula used by most schools are based on either ineffective or unproven prevention approaches. This Phase I is intended to bridge the gap between research and practice by developing smoking prevention materials for junior high school students based on the state-of-the-art in smoking prevention. The approach being tested has previously been demonstrated to reduce adolescent smoking by up to 87%. Commercially viable smoking prevention materials need to be developed to increase the potential for large-scale dissemination and utilization. Formative evaluation will be used to guide the development of high quality smoking prevention materials. Revisions based on these findings will be incorporated into the final version of the materials. This will be followed by a formal outcome evaluation during a subsequent Phase II study. This process is designed to produce attractive, appealing, and effective smoking prevention materials which can be marketed to schools in the United States and Canada.

Principal Investigator:

Elizabeth M. Botvin
9147237649

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

National Health Promotion
19 Gorham Road Scarsdale, NY 10583

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No