Model Programs & Best Practices
The Community Guide
Description: The Community Guide, developed by a non-FederalTask Force on Community Preventive Services, offers leadership in theevaluation of community, population and health care system strategies toaddress a variety of public health and health promotion topics.
Information Available: A systematic review of the effectiveness ofcommunity-based tobacco interventions. The chosen programs fit within one ofthree areas of tobacco use prevention and control: 1) preventing tobaccoproduct use initiation, 2) increasing cessation and 3) reducing exposure toenvironmental tobacco smoke (ETS).
National Governor's Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices
Description: The NGA Center for Best Practices tracks stateefforts to prevent and control tobacco use. The Center provides research andanalysis for states on emerging issues and state best practices.
Information Available: Latest documents and information regarding bestpractices in the prevention and control of tobacco use. Also features cancerinformation, mortality charts, legislative efforts, costs, demographics andstate spending of tobacco settlement funds.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Description: SAMHSA provides information on health problemsrelated to the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol, substance abuse treatment,the mental health condition of the population and administers and evaluatesFederal block grants to the states.
Information Available: SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programsand Practices (NREPP) is a searchable database of mental health and substance abuseinterventions that have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,
Office on Smoking and Health (OSH)
Description: OSH handles responsibility for leading andcoordinating strategic efforts aimed at preventing tobacco use among youth,promoting smoking cessation among youth and adults, protecting nonsmokers fromenvironmental smoke (ETS) and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities.
Information Available: Basics on tobacco, CDC publications, research, data,statistics, Surgeon General's reports, guides for quitting, educationalmaterials, Tobacco Control Program Guidelines and Data, best practices, statesystems, CDC's Tobacco Free Sports Initiatives, campaigns, events, toolkits,tracking surveys and systems, TIPS for Youth program, tobacco industrydocuments, the Media Campaign Resource Center and tobacco ingredient reporting.
Description: MEDLINEplus, sponsored by the National Libraryof Medicine, includes a vast amount of health information on over 600 diseasesand conditions. The site offers authoritative, up to date and appropriatehealth information for both health professionals and consumers.
Information Available: Latest news concerning tobacco use and prevention,publications from the National Institutes of Health, general overviews,clinical trials, research, conditions and aspects associated with tobacco, lawand policy, statistics, information on specific populations and links to relatedMEDLINE health topics.
Office of the Surgeon General
Description: The Office of the Surgeon General, under thedirection of the Surgeon General, oversees the 6,000-member Commissioned Corpsof the U.S. Public Health Service and provides support for the Surgeon Generalin the accomplishment of his other duties. The Office is part of the Office ofPublic Health and Science, Office of the Secretary and the U.S. Department ofHealth and Human Services.
Information Available: Tobacco cessation guidelines, latest information,consumer materials, clinician materials, press releases, statements of theSurgeon General, fact sheets, publications and Reducing Tobacco Use: A Reportof the Surgeon General.
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR)
Description: ANR is a national lobbying organizationdedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levelsof government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth fromtobacco addiction. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy andlegislation.
Information Available: Action alerts; new/updated materials; news and research;calendar of events; tobacco industry tracking database; articles, guidelinesand studies on secondhand smoke; "how to" on passing a clean indoorair ordinance; airport campaigns; ventilation issues; smoke-free ads;preemption and youth prevention.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Description: ASH serves as the legal action arm of thenonsmoking community, bringing or joining in legal actions concerning smokingand advocating for the nonsmoker. The organization also serves as an advocateof the nonsmokers' rights movement.
Information Available: Tobacco links, toxins in tobacco smoke, class action lawsuits, facts and statistics, children and smoking, mothers and smoking, latestnews and studies, quitting guidelines and Congress and governmental news items.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Description: The Campaign, one of the nation's largestnon-governmental initiatives ever launched, works to protect children fromtobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Information Available: Special reports, state specific tobacco/smoking data,taxes on cigarettes, tobacco and gallery, research findings, fact sheets, youthaction, federal and state initiatives, state allocation of tobacco settlementdollars (www.tobaccofreekids.org/reports/settlements/2006/fullreport.pdf),tobacco news and latest news releases.
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS),
Tobacco Use Prevention Program
Description: The DHSS Tobacco Use Prevention Programcoordinates statewide tobacco use prevention initiatives. The staff providestechnical support for community programs by identifying and encouraging the useof evidence-based strategies and providing professional developmentopportunities for coalitions and partners.
Information Available: Missouri's Comprehensive Tobacco Use Prevention ProgramPreliminary Strategic Plan 2003-2009, Clean Indoor Air handbook, newsletters,pamphlets, fact sheet concerning Missouri's Tobacco Excise Tax, statistics, theHealth and Economic Burden of Tobacco Use in Missouri, tobacco use preventionlogic models, survey results and the Tobacco-Free School law.
Center for Tobacco Policy Research
Description: The Center for Tobacco Policy Research at George Warren Brown School of Social Workat Washington University in St. Louis seeksto- Conduct rigorous research and evaluation that is relevant and useful totobacco control professionals and policymakers, and establish effective andcollaborative relationships with national, state, and local tobacco controlpartners.
Information Available: Reports, data, general information onTobacco, research projects
Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA)
Description: A University of Missouri Extension, OSEDA collaborateswith partners in the analysis of social and economic data in ways thatcontribute to improvements in the well-being of people, enterprises andcommunities.
Information Available: Reports, data archives, presentations
Reports and Publications
MissouriCounty Profiles - Adult Tobacco Use and Smoke-Free Policies
Description: Data included in these profiles are from thelargest special survey ever conducted in Missouri. The 2007 Missouri CountyLevel Study was the result of a public/private partnership between the MissouriFoundation for Health and the Missouri Department of Health and SeniorServices. The University of Missouri’s Health and Behavioral Risk ResearchCenter was contracted to conduct telephone interviews with approximately 50,000Missouri adults between February 2007 and April 2008. This data set isenvisioned to be a catalyst for change in Missouri, identifying and describingthe health of communities to better inform health professionals and policymakers.
National Center for Health Statistics
Description: The National Center for Health Statistics'website is a rich source of information about America's health.
BRFSS (BehavioralRisk Factor Surveillance System)
Description: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System(BRFSS) is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system, trackinghealth conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since1984. Currently, data are collected monthly in all 50 states, theDistrict of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam
WONDER online databases utilize a richad-hoc query system for the analysis of public health data. Reports and otherquery systems are also available.
Monitoring the Future
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors,attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students,and young adults.
State Cancer Legislative Database Program
Description: The National Cancer Institute's State CancerLegislative Database (SCLD) Program maintains a database of statecancer-related legislation on these topics:
* access tostate-of-the-art treatment
* breast cancer
* cervical cancer
* colorectalcancer *genetics
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