The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

4087.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - Board 6

Abstract #34166

Pennsylvania's performance-based tobacco prevention data system

Xiaoyan Zhang, PhD, KIT Solutions, Inc., 105 Braunlich Drive, Suite 350, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 and Jane R. Bratz, BSS, Bureau of Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control, Pennsylvania Department of Health, PO Box 90, Room 1006, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0090, 717/783-6600,

The Tobacco Prevention Reporting System is a centralized and web-based management information system for measuring short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes of tobacco use by Pennsylvania youth and adults. The hierarchical structure of this system includes two 10-year statewide measurable Goals (based on the Healthy People 2010 objectives) and 16 three-year measurable Objectives with annual outcomes (based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs"). CDC's "Best Practices" are also linked to specific deliverables, strategies, action steps, and outcomes. The system will track program services developed and completed by primary contractors and service providers, and match the service activities, output, and outcomes to the planned strategy, action steps, and deliverables. The system also contains a knowledge base on tobacco prevention and links to multiple on-line resources. The framework of this comprehensive system will provide the Pennsylvania Department of Health with a total accountability system and a means to measure the success of reducing smoking rates among Pennsylvania youth and adults to less than 15 percent by 2010 and changing the community norms that create healthy environments where it is uncommon to see, use, and be negatively impacted by tobacco products and tobacco smoke pollution. Information/data generated by the system will be utilized for quality assurance, technical assistance and training. Phase I of the system will be piloted in the first quarter of 2002 and the statewide implementation will start shortly after the pilot. The system is expected to be operational before June 30, 2002.

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Keywords: Tobacco Control, Accountability

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: KIT Solutions, Inc. Pennsylvania Department of Health (Bureau of Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control)
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Smoking Cessation and Tobacco Control Research and Programs Poster Session

The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA