Partnership for Prevention has released a new resource for tobacco control leaders, advocates, and policy makers. “State Tobacco Cessation Policy – ActionToQuit Case Studies 2012” is a product of the ActionToQuit State Policy Program. The guide details the actions of several states that are pursuing policy changes that expand access to tobacco cessation treatment and increase utilization of proven interventions. These efforts involve collaboration with health systems, businesses, health plans, quitlines, and state legislatures. The guide also highlights successes and challenges, and describes lessons learned from each state’s experience. Partnership hopes these case studies will help others in their efforts to seek policy solutions to advance tobacco cessation.
About the state grant program
Partnership for Prevention’s grant program enabled the development of state affiliations and strategic activities to help states make tobacco cessation a priority. Each funded state was charged with three tasks - develop a state alliance for tobacco cessation, sponsor a state summit for leaders and advocates, and craft a state action plan for tobacco cessation. Beyond these requirements, states had the latitude to develop objectives and choose strategic partners that best addressed their needs. Six state alliances were funded in 2010 and three more states were added in 2011. Learn more at http://www.actiontoquit.org.