Program Manager - Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership Colorado Springs
El Paso County Public Health
Dacia, C.H.E.S., T.T.S.: Dacia joined El Paso County Public Health in October 2012, after beginning her public health career in North Carolina. As a public health educator, Dacia had the privilege of working with local communities to implement policy and environmental changes that increase physical activity, promote healthy eating and increase access to healthy foods, and decrease tobacco use and smoke exposure. She currently manages policy level tobacco prevention measures to increase tobacco cessation, reduce initiation of tobacco use, decrease tobacco prevalence among youth, and decrease exposure to secondhand smoke in El Paso County. Dacia attended Appalachian State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS).