The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health has published a new Best Practices User Guide: Partnerships in Tobacco Prevention and Control. The guide was written in partnership with the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis.
Since the publication of the Best Practices User Guide: Coalitions in 2009, partners have been working nationwide to educate the public about the harms of commercial tobacco, build support for tobacco-free environments, and increase access to evidence-based commercial tobacco cessation treatment. As programs are asked to do more with fewer resources, partnerships have become even more critical to commercial tobacco control efforts. This new user guide expands and updates the recommendations in the Coalitions user guide to help programs develop and maintain strategic partnerships and coalitions to achieve commercial tobacco control goals.
Ending the commercial tobacco use epidemic will require the coordinated efforts of many people. Together, partners can achieve more than they could on their own. This user guide includes information on how to find potential partners, meaningfully involve partners in proven commercial tobacco control strategies, and work together effectively.
The Best Practices User Guide: Partnerships can help you:
- Form strategic partnerships and broad coalitions that fit with your goals;
- Learn from real‐world examples of partnerships that have advanced tobacco control goals;
- Make the case for investing in partnerships; and
- Identify the best resources and tools to get started.
The online version of this guide is available on CDC’s website.