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Indoor Air Quality Action Planning and Implementing a Local Community Program

Indoor Air Quality Action Planning and Implementing a Local Community Program

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Indoor Air Quality Action Planning and Implementing a Local Community Program

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  1. Indoor Air QualityAction Planning and Implementing a Local Community Program

  2. For You to Conduct a Successful Outreach Program, Remember… YOU CAN CHANGE HUMAN BEHAVIOR! • It takes the right message • Delivered to the right people • At the right time • It takes persistence

  3. Prior to Developingan Action Plan ... • Access the needs of the community Who is at most risk? What are the best channels to reach them? • Establish realistic goals What is it you are trying to achieve? • Identify key player partnerships Are there others with similar interests? • Establish a target audience Who is most influential?

  4. Developing a 5-Step Action Plan • Step 1 - Mission The mission is a statement of why you want to implement the program • Step 2 - Goals A goal is a broad statement of what is to be accomplished within a specific time period • Step 3 - Objective An objective is a narrower and more direct action statement coming out of the goals • Step 4 - Tasks and/or Activities The tasks and/or activities are the day-to-day actions that accomplish the objectives • Step 5 - Determining Measurable Outcomes Measure and evaluate everything that you can quantify

  5. Action Plan - Example 1 Secondhand Smoke Community Outreach Program Mission To reduce the health risks to children from exposure to secondhand smoke. Goal Reduce the number of ‘smoking households’ in which children are exposed to secondhand smoke at the rate of one new household each week during the next year. Objective Secure ‘commitment’ cards from ‘smoking households’ that smoking will not be permitted.

  6. Secondhand Smoke Community Outreach Program Tasks/Activities • Public information campaign on secondhand smoke through newspaper, radio, and television • Distribute ‘commitment’ cards at highly visible public places, and follow-up with informational packets • Provide ‘secondhand smoke’ presentations at schools, health departments, civic organizations, churches, etc.

  7. Secondhand Smoke Community Outreach Program Measurable Outcomes • Public information campaigns, and how often • Commitment cards distributed • “Committed’ non-smoking households • Telephone inquiries received • Presentations made, to whom, and total number reached

  8. Action Plan - Example 2 Asthma Awareness Community Outreach Program Mission To reduce asthma health risks from indoor air pollutants. Goal To educate one new family affected by asthma each month for the next twelve months on how to recognize and identify asthma triggers. Objective To improve indoor air quality in homes to reduce asthma episodes.

  9. Asthma Awareness Community Outreach Program Tasks/Activities • Public information campaign on asthma through newspaper, radio and television • Provide asthma training to children and parents • Distribute ‘asthma triggers’ identification card to children and parents • Develop active ‘asthma’ partnership with medical community

  10. Asthma Awareness Community Outreach Program Measurable Outcomes • Type and frequency of public information campaigns • Presentations to parent/children groups, and number of attendees • ‘Asthma Triggers’ identification cards distributed • Number of medical professionals and how they are involved in asthma partnership • Telephone inquiries received • Peer educators trained • Number of families with asthma impacted by peer educators as a result of coalition

  11. Action Plan - Example 3 Radon Community Outreach Program Mission Reduce the lung cancer risk associated with indoor radon exposure. Goal Install radon resistant construction features in six new homes built within the next twelve months. Objective Increase the number of radon resistant new homes constructed.

  12. Radon Community Outreach Program Tasks/Activities • RRNC public information campaign through newspaper, radio and television • Provide information packets explaining RRNC at health departments, building departments, libraries, real estate offices, etc. • Provide RRNC presentations to homebuilders, realtors and new home buyers • Provide incentives to builders to include RRNC methods in new homes constructed • Place yard signs in front of newly built RRNC homes to ‘advertise’

  13. Radon Community Outreach Program Measurable Outcomes • Public information campaigns and how often • Sites distributing RRNC information, and number of information packets distributed • RRNC presentations made, to whom, and number reached • Number of homes built with RRNC techniques • Inquiries received as a result of the RRNC advertising

  14. Action Plan - Example 4 Radon Community Outreach Program Mission Reduce the lung cancer risk associated with indoor radon exposure. Goal Install four active mitigation systems in existing homes with high radon levels within the next year Objective Increase the number of homes mitigated for radon

  15. Radon Community Outreach Program Tasks/Activities • New Mitigation Systems in Existing Homes (NMSEH) public information campaigns • Provide NMSEH information packets at health departments, building departments, libraries, real estate offices, etc. • Provide incentives to families to have their homes mitigated for radon

  16. Radon Community Outreach Program Measurable Outcomes • Number of sites distributing NMSEH information packets, and number of packets distributed • Homes built with NMSEH techniques • Inquiries received as a result of NMSEH information campaigns

  17. Action Plan - Example 5 ‘IAQ’ Community Outreach Program Mission Reduce “IAQ’ related complaints/health risks within the building workplace. Goal Perform individual IAQ inspection and evaluation of four public buildings within the next twelve month period Objective Improve indoor air quality within all public buildings

  18. ‘IAQ’ Community Outreach Program Tasks/Activities • Provide IAQ presentations to building occupants and building maintenance staff • Identify and appoint committee to identify and correct IAQ issues • Develop active partnerships with IAQ professionals • Distribute IAQ information at all city owned/operated buildings

  19. ‘IAQ’ Community Outreach Program Measurable Outcomes • IAQ presentations provided, to whom, and number reached • IAQ problems identified • Number of IAQ professionals and how utilized • IAQ information distributed • IAQ inquiries as a result of building IAQ programs

  20. Action Plan - Example 6 School Building ‘IAQ’ Community Outreach Program Mission To reduce health risks from indoor air pollutants. Goal Implement EPA “Tools for Schools’ in four school buildings within the next school year session. Objective To improve school building indoor air quality for all students, faculty and staff.

  21. School Building ‘IAQ’ Community Outreach Program Tasks/Activities • Provide ‘Tools for Schools’ training to school administrators, faculty, staff, and parent groups • Identify and appoint ‘Tools’ implementation committee • Perform school building IAQ inspections, and identify improvements • Distribute IAQ information at all schools

  22. School Building ‘IAQ’ Community Outreach Program Measurable Outcomes • Presentations, to whom, and numbers reached • Number of schools implementing ‘Tools for Schools’ • IAQ inspections made, and results • IAQ information distributed • IAQ inquiries as a result of IAQ program