Treating tobacco dependence is one of the most cost-effective of all medical interventions. However, there remains a huge gap between the potential for effectively treating smokers and the capacity to deliver these services to the millions of tobacco users who could benefit. The purpose of this project is to create, in one virtual center, a centralized national resource that can provide the science-based information and technical assistance necessary to help providers, health plans, states, and the federal government translate the United States Public Health Service tobacco dependence treatment guidelines into practice. The proposed Virtual Center would be "virtual" in that the bulk of the Center's activities would be conducted at a distance, using modern communications methods to link working groups and task forces across the country. Only a small core staff will be located at the Center's primary location, in Washington, D.C.
Amount Awarded $749,996.00
Awarded on: 2/15/2002
Time frame: 2/15/2002 - 2/14/2004
Grant Number: 40101