Prevention and Control Program
Eliminating Tobacco-Related Disparities
Tobacco is not an equal opportunity killer. In fact,
tobacco has a
disparate impact on many Wisconsin populations, including low
socioeconomic groups, racial and ethnic groups, and young adults ages 18
to 24. The Division of Public Health convened a work group to develop a
strategic plan to address tobacco-related disparities.
2009 Tobacco-Related Disparities in Wisconsin Report
serves as a reference of available tobacco-related disparities
information, statistics and report findings. The report is updated as new
data become available. This report contains updated 2008 data for adults
and 2008 data for youth when available.
A Strategic Plan to Identify and Eliminate Tobacco-Related Disparities in Wisconsin
The second edition of “Bringing Everyone Along: A Strategic Plan
to Eliminate Tobacco-Related Disparities in Wisconsin” provides key
steps for identifying and eliminating disparities in Wisconsin
communities. The plan was originally developed in 2001 by the Tobacco
Prevention and Control Program's Disparities Team, and was recognized
for excellence by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The second edition
outlines the Disparities Team’s successes, features a new
design, new data, revised strategies and action steps, and a new section titled “Definition of Disparity.” View the plan (PDF, 4.4 MB)
For more information, contact Marva
Brooks, Health Disparities Coordinator,
Wisconsin Department of Health Services at 608-266-2206.
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March 08, 2013