OBJECTIVE: Adoption of the initiative to raise the MLA from 18-21 years of age in Springfield and engage with 5 communities to move towards adoption of the initiative.


2018

STATUS MARCH 2018:

  1. Identify
  2. Develop
  3. Implement
  4. Objective Met

STATUS JUNE 2018:

  1. Identify
  2. Develop
  3. Implement
  4. Objective Met

STATUS SEPTEMBER 2018:

  1. Identify
  2. Develop
  3. Implement
  4. Objective Met

STATUS DECEMBER 2018:

  1. Identify
  2. Develop
  3. Implement
  4. Objective Met

 


2017

STATUS MARCH 2017:
A Tobacco Collaborative is forming and their first meeting is in March. Expansion of Tobacco 21 is one of the areas the collaborative will focus on.

  1. Identify
  2. Develop
  3. Implement
  4. Objective Met

 

STATUS JUNE 2017:
The Healthy Living Alliance’s Regional Tobacco Collaborative Steering Group has been meeting on a regular basis. This group is guiding the development of a digital tobacco toolkit as well as planning for a regional tobacco training that will take place in September. The toolkit and training will provide education around Tobacco 21. There will also be a panel discussion regarding Tobacco 21.
There are plans underway to get the Springfield Tobacco Collaborative convening in August and efforts will begin to get Tobacco 21 passed in Springfield.

  1. Identify
  2. Develop
  3. Implement
  4. Objective Met

 

STATUS SEPTEMBER 2017:
As a result of the HLA Regional Tobacco Prevention Initiative, The Springfield Tobacco Committee has formed and convened their first meeting on October 6th and will be addressing the strategies outlined in the Community Health Improvement Plan. Tobacco 21 is the first strategy outlined in the Community Health Improvement Plan. The Springfield Committee is currently working on researching and composing a white paper to thoroughly outline what Tobacco 21 is, impacts of implementing the ordinance, and enforcement. The group will also be contacting businesses to see what support and endorsement will be available.
An overview of Tobacco 21 was provided to the HLA advisory group on October 13th.

  1. Identify
  2. Develop
  3. Implement
  4. Objective Met

 

STATUS DECEMBER 2017:
The HLA Tobacco Committee continues to meet to develop efforts on the initiative. The committee continues to work with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department on the feasibility of enforcement of a potential policy change. The group also plans to meet with businesses to determine interest and level of support.

  1. Identify
  2. Develop
  3. Implement
  4. Objective Met