Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program - Eliminating Tobacco-Related Health 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

This report serves as a reference of available tobacco-related disparities information, statistics and report findings, based on 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 (released in November 2008) 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, P-43066 (PDF, 4.4 MB).

For more information, contact Marlo Miura, Policy Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, at 608-266-2206. 

Last Revised: February 25, 2015