Promising Practices, Residents As Partners: Effective Advocacy for Sustainable Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Policies

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBS) Center for Prevention funded organizations to advance health equity and promote health through policy, systems, and environmental change. The purpose of this case study is to highlight work by two organizations to implement smoke free housing policies using residents as advocates.



Ferris, Melanie


5 p.

Wilder Topic

Health Equity

Project Information

Health Equity in Prevention

The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota provided funding to organizations through the Health Equity in Prevention initiative to advance health equity through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Wilder Research conducted a review of tools than can assess organizational capacity to advance health equity. Evaluation work included conducting ripple effect mapping discussions with HEiP-funded organizations to understand project impacts. Reports also highlight policy work and lessons learned.

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