The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health has published a new supplement to the Best Practices User Guides, Tobacco Where You Live: Mapping Techniques. The supplement was written in partnership with the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis. The Tobacco Where You Live supplements empower state and local programs to understand how commercial tobacco use varies within their communities and take action to reduce tobacco use in communities with the highest prevalence.
Mapping gives programs the power to focus their efforts where they can have the greatest impact. Maps can help identify tobacco-related disparities, model possible approaches, and educate the public.
The Tobacco Where You Live: Mapping Techniques supplement can help you:
- Prepare to begin a mapping project;
- Create an effective tobacco control map in six easy steps;
- Learn how state programs have used maps to support tobacco prevention and control goals; and
- Identify the best resources and tools to get started.
The online version of this guide is available on CDC’s website.