Forgot password or username?

Our Goals and Activities

The Collaborative seeks to advance systems change in health care as a critical tobacco control strategy, advance science through research and evaluation, and advance practice through reports, case studies, webinars, conferences, and training, and technical assistance.

Advance Systems Change as a Critical Strategy to Reduce Prevalence and Address Disparities
The Collaborative worked with national organizations, including CDC/OSH, North American Quitline Consortium, and Partnership for Prevention, to bring attention to the importance of systems change in reducing tobacco use.

We have raised the visibility of systems change as a national cessation goal through presentations by member states at national conferences and through participation in national forums and hosting our own conferences.

Advance Science through Evaluation and Focus on Health Outcomes
Led by the Collaborative’s Senior Scientist, Dr. Thomas Land, a team of researchers has analyzed millions of patient encounter records from large and diverse health systems to assess how tobacco interventions are recorded and impact on both quits and health outcomes and published results.

We also developed a framework of extracting Medicaid cessation claims data from any state’s Medicaid data base with minimal technical assistance.

With support from the CDC, our team continues to develop simulation models, using real-world data from multiple states, to estimate the impact of tobacco interventions in healthcare and of cessation benefits on health outcomes and cost containment.

Advance Practice through Information Sharing and Technical Assistance
The Collaborative has documented and shared best practices on implementing health systems change through reports, webinars and other activities.

Links to Collaborative Reports and Activities

Upcoming Events

No events

Member-Only Forums

  1. Ask and Answer – ask other Collaborative members
  2. Networking – find out who is working on similar projects
  3. Policy