CPHSS is a key partner with the Prevention Research Center (PRC) at the Brown School on the Plans, Actions, and Capacity to Sustain Tobacco Control (PACT) project. This collaboration with the CDC Office for Smoking and Health, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) aims to increase capacity for sustainability among evidence-based tobacco control programs in 12 states. Sustaining evidence-based tobacco control programs will improve quality of life and reduce healthcare costs incurred by tobacco-related illness.
Funded by NIH and NCI and led by Sarah Moreland-Russell, with Co-Investigators Douglas Luke and Ross Brownson, PACT aims to develop and deliver customized sustainability action planning training workshops to state tobacco control programs across the United States. Our team will accomplish this through pre-workshop preparation, an in-person two-day workshop, and ongoing technical assistance and support. We will use the CPHSS Program Sustainability Assessment Tool (PSAT) to evaluate change in sustainability outcomes in states who receive the program Sustainability Action Planning Training compared to states that do not. Then we will actively disseminate the Program Sustainability Action Planning Model and Training Curricula materials and study results to support and encourage future adoption.
Visit the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool website for more information about the tool.