Prevention Insights at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington has been selected to conduct a Tobacco Compliance Survey for the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) Synar Program.
The Tobacco Compliance Survey will ask questions about topics such as selling tobacco products to minors, methods of identifying the age of tobacco purchasers, complying with tobacco sales laws, and much more. The survey will be designed to provide DMHA with useful, statistically valid data that can help drive development of policies, training, and programs
The survey instrument will be created by Dr. Wasantha Jayawardene, a Prevention Insights assistant research scientist with extensive knowledge of and experience in survey development, administration, and analysis.
Prevention Insights was established in 1987 to assist alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention practitioners to improve the quality of their services. Since then, the purview of Prevention Insights has expanded to include mental health, problem gambling, HIV prevention, and ATOD treatment. Prevention Insights enables prevention and treatment professionals from a wide array of organizations to deliver evidence-based programs, policies, and practices to the general public.