What is CASE?
What does CASE do?
CASE, or Campus-Community Alliances for Smoke-Free Environments, is a group of researchers and experts on the health effects of secondhand smoke. We have expertise in addictions, health promotion, psychology, public health, strategic communication and project evaluation. Our team of professionals, in partnership with already existing statewide organizations, are working to improve the health of Missouri communities, complement existing tobacco control efforts, and build an infrastructure that can sustain our successful programs for years to come.
Our two main goals are to reduce workplace smoking and to promote smoking prevention programs in schools, in order to make our communities cleaner and healthier place to live. To achieve these goals we are working to provide leadership training for tobacco control, while disseminating credible information about the health, social and economic consequences of secondhand smoke to affiliate campus and community alliances so they can in turn work to create smoke-free environments in the State of Missouri.
The idea is to use existing campus and community infrastructures to mobilize leaders who will, in turn, influence communities' health agendas to reduce the use of tobacco. By systematically linking energetic campus-community leaders
from educational institutions (from middle schools, high schools and universities) with community groups
, we will strengthen the alliance and will be closer to solving the major societal problems related to tobacco.
The primary role of CASE is to serve as a resource for anyone working to reduce secondhand smoke and promote clean indoor air. Our group of researchers and professionals are armed with knowledge, skills, tools and information to help your organization. We are here to provide support and guidance for everyone working to combat smoking and second hand smoke.
Who are CASE researchers and experts?
CASE is comprised of more than 20 researchers and experts from the University of Missouri-Columbia and other colleges and universities in the State of Missouri. Here is our Columbia team of experts:
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