ClearWay MinnesotaSM sponsors Minnesota-based tobacco-related research projects on tobacco prevalence and behaviors among members of diverse communities.
Tribal Tobacco Use Survey – 2013
The Tribal Tobacco Use Survey initiative is a unique collaborative research project on American Indian communities in Minnesota. It is conducted by the American Indian Policy Center and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and funded by ClearWay Minnesota.
LAAMPP Evaluation – 2010, 2009, 2008
The Leadership and Advocacy Institute to Advance Minnesota’s Parity for Priority Populations (LAAMPP Institute) was convened to build the capacity of priority populations in Minnesota to more effectively respond to tobacco issues and to help reduce tobacco disparities.
Tobacco Use in Minnesota: A Quantitative Survey of Cambodian, Hmong, Lao and Vietnamese Community Members – 2010
The completion of the Diverse Racial Ethnic Groups and Nations (DREGAN) project, this report reveals findings from research on tobacco use and attitudes among Southeast Asian communities in Minnesota.
Tobacco Use Among African Americans in Minnesota: A Survey and Conversations with African American Communities – 2009
In July 2009, ClearWay Minnesota, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health released a new report on tobacco use in Minnesota’s African American communities. The report shares findings from data of the 2007 Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey.
Tobacco Use in Minnesota: A Quantitative Survey of Members of Minnesota’s Latino Communities – 2008
In December 2008, ClearWay Minnesota, Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota released a collaborative report showing that the state’s Chicano Latino population smokes at a rate of 13 percent – significantly less than the general population’s smoking rate of 17 percent.
The report finds that only 4 percent of Minnesota’s Chicana Latina women smoke. However, smoking rates remain relatively high among the men of this community (22 percent).
Information from this report is being used to inform health outreach to the Chicano Latino community throughout the state.
Diverse Racial Ethnic Groups and Nations (DREGAN) Reports – 2006
These first-of-their-kind qualitative reports examine tobacco use in Minnesota’s Chicano Latino and Southeast Asian communities. Created with input from members of these communities themselves, these reports were created in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the Asian-Pacific Tobacco-Free Coalition of Minnesota, Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) and the Southeast Asian Refugee Community Home (SEARCH).