HPP March 2019: Evaluating Comprehensive State Tobacco Prevention and Control Programs Using an Outcome Indicator Framework

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Evaluating Comprehensive State Tobacco Prevention and Control Programs Using an Outcome Indicator Framework 

The outcome indicator framework helps tobacco pre- vention and control programs (TCPs) plan and imple- ment theory-driven evaluations of their efforts to reduce and prevent tobacco use. Tobacco use is the single- most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The implementation of public health best practices by comprehensive state TCPs have been shown to prevent the initiation of tobacco use, reduce tobacco use prevalence, and decrease tobacco-related health care expenditures. Achieving and sustaining program goals require TCPs to evaluate the effective- ness and impact of their programs. To guide evaluation efforts by TCPs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health developed an outcome indicator framework that includes a high- level logic model and evidence-based outcome indica- tors for each tobacco prevention and control goal area. In this article, we describe how TCPs and other com- munity organizations can use the outcome indicator framework in their evaluation efforts. We also discuss how the framework is used at the national level to unify tobacco prevention and control efforts across varying state contexts, identify promising practices, and expand the public health evidence base. 

Continuing Education

Credits:
2.08 CHES, 2.08 CPH, 2.08 MCHES
Level:
Any
Production Date:
05/15/2019

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Price: $36.00