Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

A Social Network Family-Focused Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation in Chinese and Vietnamese American Male Smokers: A Feasibility Study

Tsoh, J. Y., Burke, N. J., Gildengorin, G., Wong, C., Le, K., Nguyen, A., Chan, J. L., Sun, A., McPhee, S. J., Nguyen, T. T

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Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

A smoking cessation intervention that aimed to utilize peer/family networks to support Chinese and Vietnamese American male smokers. Health workers identifying as Chinese or Vietnamese were trained to deliver the intervention to individual smoker-family dyads, doing their own outreach and tobacco education while encouraging dyads to set their own unique goals. The intervention was successful, increasing smokers’ utilization of any cessation resources from 2.1% at the start of the study to 60.4% in 3 months. Similar models can be used an adapted to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake and adoption of COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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