Have experience with tobacco? Identify as an LGBTQ ?
Jim Toy Community Center is conducting two focus groups to learn about tobacco use and effective quit tobacco messages in the LGBTQ community . This is a Michigan Department of Community Health funded project that is facilitated by Affirmations Community Center.
These focus groups will be held at the Jim Toy Center during the second full week of October (Oct 14-20th). Participants will receive a $20 gift card. Food will also be provided at the focus group.
Interested? Please click here to fill out the interest survey. The survey will close at midnight on Sunday, Oct 6th.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are these focus groups?
These focus groups are an opportunity for you to talk about tobacco use in a small group discussion. This is a way for us to learn about your personal experiences with using tobacco. You will be asked questions about any previous or current use of tobacco, as well as any experiences with quitting. We’ll also talk about some quit tobacco campaigns – what works and what doesn’t.
Who can participate?
Anyone who has ever used tobacco! This includes current or previous users, and casual users of all forms of tobacco (i.e. cigarettes, cigars, hookah, chew tobacco, etc.).
How long will they last?
Participants will need to commit about two hours of their time. This includes time to sign-in, meet the other participants and have the focus group discussion. The focus group discussion will last approximately an hour and a half (90 minutes).
Where will these focus groups be held?
Focus groups will be held at Jim Toy Community Center (319 Braun Court Ann Arbor, MI 48104 ).
Why is this important?
Even though tobacco use has decreased in the general population, rates of tobacco use remain high in LGBTQ communities. Your thoughts about tobacco use and quit tobacco messages will help the Michigan Department of Community Health develop effective quit messages.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Lydia Ahlum Hanson, MPH, MSW
Health & Wellness Manager
Direct line: (248) 677-7223