I. MAPP Case Study #1: Tobacco Use (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP): )
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in Texas. Smoking-related diseases cause more deaths than substance abuse, car crashes, suicides, homicides, and fire – combined.
Annually more than 24,100 Texans die from a smoking-related illness such as cancer or cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
Tobacco use is associated with a wide range of other health conditions, and leads to several diseases and affects every organ of the body.
In 2005, more than 27,000 Texans were diagnosed with tobacco-related cancers and approximately 17,800
Texans died from tobacco-related cancers.
The leading cause of cancer deaths among Texas men and women is lung cancer. (HCPHES & Houston DHHS,
2012, p. 17)
II. Selection of MAPP Case Studies
The presented case studies are based on State of Texas and Harris County data. For the purpose of this
assignment, whatever data or information you use from the case studies is to be cited and references as HCPHES
& Houston DHHS, 2012).
Use the provided case study content to select a health topic that is of interest to your group.
You are to collect similar and relevant Houston and Harris County or US health data. Relevant Houston
population demographic and health data will support the significance of your selected health topic and the need
for intervention. The county or national data is to be used for comparison to Houston for the significance of the
problem and the need for intervention. For example: Harris County (2013) had an Pertussis incidence rate of
15.1/100,000 in comparison to a 2013 national incidence rate of 9.0/100,000.
Your data assessment will help guide you in the development of a health program intervention.
Your health program plan must be tailored for implementation among a specific target group based on one or a
combination of the following demographic characteristics: sex, age, ethnicity and language preference,
Examples of specific target groups include: female, adolescent boys, Asian women, men 65 years and older.
Community assessment: Houston focus-group data
“Even though I don’t smoke, I have to walk through areas where people smoke…and I have to breathe in the
fumes. This is really bad for people with asthma and for small children.”
“People who smoke know it is bad for them, but they don’t care. They don’t even notice the warning labels on
the cigarette package.”
“Use ‘scare tactics’ like showing images of cancerous lungs on cigarette packages or use incentives to enroll in
smoking cessation programs.” (HCPHES & Houston DHHS, 2012, pp. 18-19
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Assessments ( My Part)
a. Local, state, national health statistics may be accessed from the Key Health Related Databases listed above as
well as others you may identify.
b. Community assessment focus group information included at the end of each MAPP case study below.