205970 Putting the IOM Tobacco Control Recommendations into Practice

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Caroline H. Sparks, Assoc Professor , School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Kathleen Stratton, PhD , Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC
This presentation will highlight case examples of local, state and federal implementation of tobacco control activities that illustrate how to implement some of the recommendations for tobacco control that were made in the Institute of Medicine's recent report, “Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation”. The presenter is one of the authors of the report and wrote the appendix on tobacco advocacy. She is currently creating brief case studies for the National Academy of Sciences webpage for the IOM report. The co-presenter is the editor of the IOM report.

In speaking with local groups about the report, the presenters have noticed that many public health professionals, especially younger workers, know very little about the history of tobacco advocacy. Nor are they aware of successful national or state models, such as ASSIST, that could guide their current work in tobacco control.

This presentation is intended to present an advocacy program model and to highlight citizen strategies that have resulted in successful policy change at a community-wide level to inspire continued tobacco advocacy on the part of participants in keeping with the IOM recommendations.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to describe case studies of effective tobacco control advocacy projects.

Keywords: Advocacy, Tobacco Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am conducting training and evaluation of tobacco advocacy programs
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.