Development of a blueprint for disseminating tobacco dependence guidelines

Within the past year, the U.S. Public Health Service released an updated version of the 1996 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) clinical practice guideline, "Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence," and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Preventive Services Task Force released a related guideline on tobacco use prevention and control. Together, these guidelines offer authoritative evidence-based recommendations for interventions that, if widely applied, could greatly increase the nation's national annual quit rates and the burden of preventable tobacco cased death and disease. The purpose of this project is to convene the nation's major public and private funders of tobacco cessation research and intervention to develop an integrated national blueprint for activities and tools to support the widespread dissemination of both guidelines. This blueprint would be modeled after, and linked to, the similar Youth and Young Adult Tobacco-Use Cessation Blueprint to promote the development and dissemination of effective youth cessation programs. With co-funding from the AHRQ, representatives from major funding organizations will be convened to develop a blueprint that will guide and integrate their future activities. This project will be considered successful if it promotes coordination and prevents duplication of effort/funding to insure the translation of these guidelines into practice through an ongoing PHS Tobacco Guideline Collaboration organized by the AHRQ and CDC.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $58,656.00

Awarded on: 8/28/2001

Time frame: 9/1/2001 - 5/1/2002

Grant Number: 43405


University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, 53705-2221


Michael C. Fiore
Project Director