The majority of grantees met for a second technical assistance workshop on April 30, 2015. This workshop focused on closing the gap between 3rd quarter accomplishments and final end-of-the-year goals. In addition technical skills were enhanced. Excel and social media training were provided.
We also demonstrated the use of the Community Commons (an online social mapping tool) to document tobacco use in each county throughout Arkansas.
In addition, grantees discussed a chapter titled “Empowerment Evaluation and Evaluation Capacity Building in a 10-Year Tobacco Prevention Initiative.” The chapter highlighted 10 years of MISRGO tobacco prevention evaluation. The chapter was published in: Fetterman, D.M., Kaftarian, S. and Wandersman, A. (2015) (eds.) Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.