Tar Wars Program
The mission of Tar Wars is to educate students about being tobacco-free, provide them with the tools to make positive decisions regarding their health, and promote personal responsibility for their well-being. By utilizing a community-based approach to mobilize family physicians, educators, and other health care professionals, Tar Wars can accomplish its mission.
The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is a student-run organization that seeks to improve the health of the community through education and volunteerism.
It is time again to begin our Tar Wars Program for the 2010-2011 school year. This is one of our most successful programs. It is a nationally recognized tobacco use prevention program aimed at elementary school children.
FMIG volunteers provide free training, program presentations and materials to local elementary schools. We also sponsor a poster contest to encourage children to express the reasons why they have chosen to remain tobacco-free.
Want to help us make a difference? The mission of Tar Wars is to educate students about being tobacco-free, provide them with the tools to make positive decisions regarding their health, and promote personal responsibility for their well-being.
Below you can visit their website for more information, but briefly:
- 45-60 minute presentation to 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students educating them on the dangers of cigarette smoking
- Poster contest (by students) with a possible entry into the state competition
- Dinner and an award ceremony for top poster winners from our region
Natalie Fox, Tar Wars Coordinator
Family Medicine (434) 924-9686