Health and Human Services Agency



During the month of April 2016, as part of a statewide effort, El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency staff and volunteers will be assessing the availability and marketing of tobacco, alcohol and food products in stores that sell tobacco. The survey is part of the Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community campaign and will be conducted by trained staff and volunteers in approximately 160 stores in El Dorado County.

The Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community campaign is a collaborative effort between tobacco use prevention, nutrition and alcohol prevention partners across California. The campaign aims to improve the health of Californians through changes in stores, and to educate people about the ways in-store product marketing can influence consumption of unhealthy products.

“This survey will help us learn which products are available and promoted in our communities,” said Christy White, Supervising Health Education Coordinator of the El Dorado County Tobacco Use Prevention Program. “Surveyors are particularly interested in how products are currently marketed to youth, and would also like to ensure that more healthy alternatives are available. We are looking to the stores to be our partners, and are confident that by working together we can mutually benefit and make El Dorado County a healthier place to live.”

 The survey results will be compiled later this year and will provide insight into the retail store environment in El Dorado County. For more information about the survey, please contact White at (530) 621-6142.

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