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The CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health recently developed, “Putting Evidence into Practice in Tobacco Prevention and Control,” a Best Practices User Guide focused on how commercial tobacco control programs can increase the use of evidence-based interventions. The User Guide, developed in partnership with the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis, is designed to help programs share information about successful strategies to reduce commercial tobacco use and put new or improved tobacco control interventions into practice.

As cited in the guide, the CDC’s Best Practices 2014 states that “full implementation of comprehensive tobacco control policies and evidence-based interventions at CDC-recommended funding levels would result in a substantial reduction in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality and billions of dollars in savings from averted medical costs and lost productivity in the United States.” This guide educates readers on how to assess the quality of evidence, disseminate evidence-based information in an easy-to-understand way and use implementation strategies to adapt, pilot and scale up evidence-based interventions to fit their community.

Report Contents:

  1. Making the Case: A brief overview of why increasing the use of evidence-based interventions is essential to commercial tobacco control efforts
  2. Brief History: How evidence-based interventions have become a major focus of public health
  3. How to: Strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based interventions
  4. Providing Support: How commercial tobacco control programs can support efforts to disseminate and implement evidence-based
  5. Case Studies: Examples of successful efforts to put evidence into practice
  6. Case for Investment: Information to raise awareness about the importance of evidence-based commercial tobacco control
  7. Resources: Publications, toolkits, and websites to help in planning efforts

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