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Urban HealthCombating Disparities with Local Data$
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Steven Whitman, Ami Shah, and Maureen Benjamins

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731190

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.001.0001

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Working Together to Live Tobacco-Free:

Working Together to Live Tobacco-Free:

Community-Based Smoking Cessation in North Lawndale

(p.151) 7 Working Together to Live Tobacco-Free:
Urban Health

Joseph F. West

Charlene J. Gamboa

Oxford University Press

North Lawndale in the city of Chicago is a community that is predominantly Black, poor, and dilapidated. Smoking is a pervasive public health issue for North Lawndale compounded by the deeply rooted issues of race and class. This chapter begins with an introduction to the data on smoking prevalence for North Lawndale gathered from a comprehensive community survey. It then discusses a community-based intervention illustrating all of the features of its multi-faceted design. The intervention features a collaboration that started with a few community partners and the state public health department and grew into substantial partnerships with local community groups, schools, churches, and outreach organizations — all focused on eliminating tobacco use in North Lawndale. Finally, the chapter discusses some key outcomes and lessons learned from the intervention.

Keywords:   North Lawndale, community health, public health, Black communities, smoking cessation programmes, health programmes, tobacco use

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