Establishing an Internet-Based Tobacco-Control Network for Czech Health Professionals

Fiona Chew, Sushma Palmer

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Abstract

This article describes the background, implementation, and evaluation of an Internet-based health promotion network in the Czech Republic. The network was intended to build the indigenous capacity of Czech health professionals in the use of the Internet for tobacco control to organize and coordinate public health campaigns, heighten public awareness, and catalyze policy change. Multiple methods of evaluation included three needs assessment surveys, three training workshop evaluations, an Internet survey of participating member organizations, and quarterly reports from the project partners. The evaluation showed that an Internet-based network was established with 40 health professionals from 30 organizations. A grassroots heart disease prevention and tobacco-control advocacy group was formed. Network participants utilized and continue to utilize the Internet to communicate, research, coordinate outreach, and advocate tobacco-control issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-116
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Promotion Practice
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Internet health
  • health promotion
  • professional health network
  • tobacco control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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