The regional grants in the revised TIS programme will have the following emphasis:
- Reducing smoking
- Resources need to be directed towards measurable outcomes for tobacco control (from prevention of smoking to quitting, and reducing passive smoking).
- Rather than focus on the employment of a specific tackling smoking workforce, the focus is on outcomes for reducing smoking rates. (Refer to Intended TIS Programme Outcomes).
- Organisations involved in rolling out the programme have the flexibility to select evidence based mechanisms and tools to reduce tobacco use within their region, that suit the local context and utilise their strengths.
- Funded organisations are expected to undertake a multi-level approach to tobacco control, which combines a range of evidence-based tobacco control activities to meet the needs of different population groups within a region.
- Grants in the first round have been allocated through a targeted competitive process. 36 organisations are being offered funding for the Regional Tobacco Control Grants form 1 January 2016.
- Grants are funded in accordance with the Indigenous Australian’s Health Programme Tackling Indigenous Smoking Grant Activity Guidelines (20/07/15)
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