ChesMRC was recently awarded $1,800 from the Talbot County Health Department Cigarette Restitution Fund Program (CRF) for FY 2017. The funding from this grant will allow ChesMRC to integrate tobacco prevention education into our after school programs at both Easton Elementary and Easton High School.
Health Outreach Coordinator, Michelle Hammond, will provide a monthly activity that focuses on tobacco prevention to (4) different groups in the elementary school program and one high school group. The activities selected will be those promoted by the “Kick Butts” Campaign and American Cancer Society.
In addition, ChesMRC will conduct several outreach events throughout the year to include bilingual posters, flyers, stickers and buttons to disseminate information and inform the community about the dangers of tobacco use.
The CRF Program is administered by the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The two main components of the CRF Program are the Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program and the Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening, and Treatment Program. The goal of the CRF Program is to implement strategies to reduce the burden of tobacco related disease in Maryland, with a specific emphasis on tobacco use prevention and cessation and cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment.