Tobacco Prevention & Control Update

In This Issue
Apply to NACCHO's Model Practices Program
County Health Rankings Tool: What Works for Health
Updated Compendium of Policy Recommendations
Federal Trade Commission Reports on Tobacco Industry Advertising
Get Ready for the Great American Smoke Out
Seeking Stories from the Field
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Apply to NACCHO's Model Practices Program by October 31
NACCHO's Model Practices Program honors and recognizes outstanding local public health practices and shares these practices through the Model Practices Database. Share what works by submitting a practice and contribute to the overall improvement of public health through evidence-based practice methods. The submission period is currently open now through October 31. Learn more about the program and why you should apply here.

County Health Rankings Tool: What Works for Health

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps released What Works for Health, an online searchable menu of policies and programs focusing on factors that make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. Each of the programs included in What Works for Health is given an evidence rating, and the highest-rated programs and policies have been shown to work. Local leaders can choose a health factor of interest (i.e. tobacco use, employment, access to health care, environmental quality, etc.) and browse through the evidence ratings for particular programs, policies, or system changes that address the particular health factor of interest. Access the tool here.

Updated Compendium of Policy Recommendations
NACCHO has updated its compendium of policy recommendations to reflect policy statements approved by the Board of Directors or revised since August 2011, including two tobacco-related statements on e-cigarettes and hookah smoking. Policy statements are used by NACCHO and local health department leaders to educate and urge action by federal officials, state public health officials, elected officials at all levels, partner organizations, the media, and the public. NACCHO currently has 110 policy statements on issues across the spectrum of public health. This compendium includes the policy recommendations from each statement with a link to the complete statement. The compendium can be found here
Federal Trade Commission Reports on Tobacco Industry Advertising
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released two reports outlining the tobacco industry's advertising and marketing expenditures for cigarette
and smokeless tobacco. The new data show that spending on advertising and marketing declined in 2009 and 2010. In both years, the largest spending category for cigarettes was spending on price discounts paid to cigarette retailers or wholesalers to reduce the price of cigarettes for consumers. For more information, please read the press release from the FTC here.
Get Ready for the Great American Smoke Out
November 15 is the Great American Smoke Out. Visit BecomeAnEX.org, developed by Legacy in partnership with Mayo Clinic, to learn about services provided through the site for those trying to quit, including a free, personalized quit plan, an online support community, and more. For resources to promote the Great American Smoke Out and smoking cessation efforts, click here
Seeking Stories from the Field: LHD Use of the Community Guide
Has your local health department (LHD) successfully implemented recommendations from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide)? If so, NACCHO encourages you to share your experience with other LHDs by filling out a short form here. Read stories other LHDs have shared or search by topic here.