Identify your population

Tobacco supportive relationships may benefit by working to create interventions that suit the needs of various subgroups with regard to gender, race/ethnicity, age or other sociodemographic characteristics. See Tobacco in Different Populations for more information.

As you start to consider your own population, it will be important to identify important aspects of your population, such as:

  • Define your population. (e.g., an organization, an Internet community)
  • Are there subgroups within this population?
  • What are the geographic boundaries?
  • What are the shared social and cultural characteristics of this community?

For more information on identifying your population, go to Assessment and Prioritization.

Supportive relationship interventions can take place in a variety of settings, including, communities, schools, worksites, health care facilities, faith-based organizations, and in an individual's home. The setting that you select should reflect your population and your goals and objectives:

  • What location is convenient?
  • What are the hours of operation?
  • Will transportation be required for some or all participants?
  • Does the site have facilities and equipment needed for activities?
  • Is there a cost associated with use of this site?

For more information on settings for tobacco interventions, go to Tobacco in Different Settings.

If your staff requires training, you will also need to figure out whether you are able to train the staff at your site or whether they will need to attend training elsewhere.

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