CPHSS associate director, Sarah Moreland-Russell, PhD, MPH, and professor and director, Douglas Luke, PhD, have received a three-year, $1,477,268 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) titled “Sustainability Toolkit and User Guide Tools.” This new funding will support the continuation of two current Center projects:
In 2010, CPHSS began developing the Sustainability Tool and Framework. This assessment tool was developed based on the results of a concept mapping exercise, an extensive review of the literature, and content review by an experienced advisory committee. The tool is designed to be relevant for many types of chronic disease programs. Over the next three years, project manager Annaliese Calhoun will work with CDC/OSH to expand the use and applications of the tool. The early focus will be on launching the Sustainability web portal, increasing resources and technical assistance for sustainability action planning, initiating a tracking system for the sustainability outcomes of OSH programs, and integrating the sustainability framework and concepts into other areas of CDC. The latter part of the contract period will address additions and improvements to the sustainability website, consultation around adapting the assessment tool for more complex program settings, and completing validity testing of the tool. View more detailed project information.
Best Practices User Guides
To date, CPHSS has published two tobacco control user guides: Coalitions (published June 2009) and Youth Engagement (published April 2010). Over the next three years, project manager Laura Brossart will work with the CDC Office on Smoking and Health (CDC/OSH) to publish seven additional user guides on topics including: tobacco pricing, evidence-based strategies, health equity through policy, retail environment, infrastructure, return on investment, and the tobacco “endgame.” These guides will provide state and local tobacco control programs with specific guidance to help determine where to focus efforts that fall within the Community Interventions category of the CDC’s Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs-2007. View more detailed project information.