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Development of Resource Kit for Adolescent Cessation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
70536
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA091630
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toborg Associates, Inc.
Toborg Associates, Inc. 1129 20Th St Nw, Ste 108 Washington, DC 20036-0348
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Development of Resource Kit for Adolescent Cessation
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44CA091630-02A1
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Five hundred thirty-four counties in 18 states are home to 29,497,852 persons and grow tobacco. Data indicate youth in these areas use tobacco earlier and use it more frequently. Tobacco communities have a unique perspective based on the cultural, social, and economic import of tobacco which requires a sensitive approach to adolescent cessation efforts. This project will develop a culturally congruent Resource Kit for Adolescent Tobacco Cessation in Tobacco-Growing Communities. The project will target tobacco-using males and females in high school. Based upon formative research conducted in tobacco-producing communities, Toborg Associates will develop a cessation curriculum, related health education materials, and short videos. In a randomized controlled pre-test/post-test study, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) will assess the efficacy of the curriculum and related materials. PIRE will randomize 20 NC schools in large tobacco-growing communities into experimental and control conditions, enrolling an average of 24 tobacco using youth in each school. Toborg Associates will conduct a pre-test prior to the intervention and implement the full curriculum in the experimental schools as well as an intervention that controls for attention and content in the control schools. At the end of the 6-week intervention, PIKE will conduct a post-test of youth in both conditions and biochemically validate self-reports concerning the use and non-use of tobacco. PIRE will conduct a follow-up survey at three months after post-test and again biochemically validate self-reports.

Principal Investigator:

Mary A. Toborg
2027760112
MTOBORG@TOBORG.NET

Business Contact:

Mary Toborg
2027760112
MTOBORG@TOBORG.NET
Small Business Information at Submission:

TOBORG ASSOCIATES, INC.
TOBORG ASSOCIATES, INC. 1325 18TH ST, STE #207 WASHINGTON, DC 20036

EIN/Tax ID: 521260287
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No