Community readiness for local smoke-free policy change.

  title={Community readiness for local smoke-free policy change.},
  author={Nancy L. York and Ellen J Hahn and Mary Kay Rayens and Jeff Talbert},
  journal={American journal of health promotion : AJHP},
  volume={23 2},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to use the Community Readiness Model to examine local smoke-free policy development. DESIGN, SETTING, AND SUBJECTS A descriptive, cross-sectional design was used to assess 64 Kentucky communities. Dimensions of readiness included a community's knowledge of the problem and existing voluntary smoke-free policies; leadership for policy development; resources for policy development; climate surrounding policy development; existing voluntary policy efforts… CONTINUE READING

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