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Success story: Kansas high schoolers participate in summer project to learn about the tobacco retail environment

From September 2021 to August 2022, Counter Tools supported the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to address two of their identified priority areas: preventing the initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults, and addressing tobacco-related health inequities. This included point-of-sale training for KDHE’s Chronic Disease and Risk Reduction community grantees as [More]

November 22, 2022|Categories: Point of Sale, Success Stories|

Congrats to our partners on their 2021 accomplishments!

Despite the challenges that 2021 brought, our public health partners remained committed to building healthier, more equitable communities. We’d like to recognize our partners for the following accomplishments in 2021: Arizona Office of the Attorney General reinitiated tobacco enforcement inspections this year using the Tobacco Enforcement System (TES), created out of Arizona’s partnership with Counter [More]

December 21, 2021|Categories: Partners, Success Stories|

Success Story: Addressing and Improving the Landscape of Food and Alcohol Products in Wisconsin

We have a new success story about our partner in Wisconsin that serves as a good example of the importance of collecting data about the retail environment, having cross-sector collaboration in efforts, and increasing access to healthy products for the betterment of population health. Counter Tools has partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services [More]

February 11, 2021|Categories: Alcohol, Healthy Food, Partners, Success Stories|

Success Story: Using Local Data to Pass Policies for Tobacco Prevention in Golden Valley, Minnesota

We have a new success story about one of our partners that serves as a great example of a local area passing strong tobacco prevention policies. In 2019, the city of Golden Valley in Hennepin County, Minnesota passed a number of comprehensive tobacco prevention policies, and in June 2020, they passed additional regulations to restrict [More]

December 16, 2020|Categories: Partners, Point of Sale, Policy, Success Stories|

Success Story: Florida’s Alachua County – Leading the Way on Tobacco Retailer Licensing, Tobacco 21, and Restrictions Near Schools

Counter Tools has partnered with Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco-Free Florida since 2013 to survey the retail environment and spread awareness around healthy retail, and in more recent years the work has shifted focus to passing policies. In January 2019, Alachua County implemented a local tobacco retailer licensing policy, raised the minimum legal [More]

June 8, 2020|Categories: Partners, Success Stories|

Success Story: Youth Empowerment and Advocacy – Reality Check’s Fight Against the Tobacco Industry

Counter Tools has partnered with Reality Check since 2015 to conduct training sessions for educating youth on tobacco and do advocacy work through rallying at the annual Altria shareholder’s meeting. Reality Check is a youth-led, adult-supported program based out of New York. Under Reality Check, youth have the opportunity to become leaders in their communities [More]

May 8, 2020|Categories: Partners, Success Stories|

Success Story: Assessing 100% of Tobacco Retailers – Virginia’s Ground Truthing Project

We're starting a new series on our blog to share Success Stories. Our partners have achieved great successes in public health. We recognize their hard work and leadership in creating healthier communities. We hope these stories inspire your work around place-based public health. Our first success story is about our work with the Virginia Department [More]

April 8, 2020|Categories: Partners, Success Stories|
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