The California Smokers’ Helpline and its training and technical assistance arm, the Center for Tobacco Cessation, are pleased to host this free webinar on Thursday, September 29th from noon to 1 pm PST, "Two and a half years; has the sheen worn off marijuana legalization?"
In January 2014 Colorado became the first in the nation to legalize retail marijuana sales. What do we know about the relationship between marijuana and tobacco? How have perceptions of harm and prevalence been effected? Join us for a presentation of some early findings from youth and adults. Ask questions about what may be in store for California and what opportunities exist for tobacco control.
About the Presenter
Carsten Baumann, MA serves as the Manager of the Early Childhood Evaluation Unit and the Manager of External Evaluations at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and operates his own evaluation consultancy. Carsten possesses more than twenty-five years experience in applied social science research.
He is primarily responsible for the design and implementation of an overall plan for measuring the effectiveness of the Department’s tobacco-tax funded grants programs, including the State Tobacco Education & Prevention Program; the Cancer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Grants Program and the Office of Health Equity Grants Program. These programs distribute about $37 million in grants annually. Carsten also leads the quality improvement and evaluation for Colorado’s Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs and serves as an evaluation consultant to other prevention programs.
He has applied his skills to strategic planning, evaluation, program design and training. He also provides consultation to other states, foundations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on evaluations of systems change, tobacco control, physical activity and nutrition interventions. Additionally, he has conducted workshops on economic evaluation nationally.