State tobacco activities tracking and evaluation (STATE) system: Cross-promoting healthy people 2020 tobacco use indicators
Methods: A comprehensive evaluation was conducted of the STATE System's individual reports and static web-content as it relates to Healthy People 2020 objectives. Implications for research and evaluation are intended to educate the Office on Smoking and Health's staff & colleagues in the states, networks, and territories on identifiable, cross-promotional opportunities that highlight both state and national data.
Conclusions: States and communities use Healthy People as a roadmap for tracking progress toward national health objectives. By synthesizing these systems' data into health promotion tools, states and communities gain increased access to information related to national tobacco control and prevention initiatives. These materials provide public health officials and researchers with knowledge of a comprehensive tool for tobacco research, and public health professionals can use these systems' broad range of data and advanced reporting features to disseminate data related to tobacco control.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Communication and informatics
Public health or related public policy
Describe the use of the STATE system to access key tobacco control program evaluation data related to Healthy People 2020's Tobacco Use topic area.
Keyword(s): Tobacco, Healthy People 2020