The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health has published a new Best Practices User Guide: Program Infrastructure 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.
This user guide focuses on the critical role of program infrastructure in achieving and sustaining tobacco prevention and control goals. Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs-2014 asserts that “program infrastructure is the foundation that supports program capacity, implementation, and sustainability.”
As public health programs are increasingly challenged to secure resources and support, building a strong program infrastructure becomes even more important to sustain programs and achieve goals. This user guide gives program staff and partners information on how to develop this strong foundation.
The Best Practices User Guide: Program Infrastructure in Tobacco Prevention and Control can help you:
- Develop and strengthen all core components of program infrastructure.
- Learn from real-world examples of how program infrastructure supports the work of tobacco control programs.
- Provide information to support efforts to develop program infrastructure.
- Identify the best tobacco control resources and tools to help in infrastructure planning efforts.
The online version of the guide is available on CDC’s website.