Matching appropriate intervention strategies to the factors which are thought to contribute to geographic health disparities in cancer and tobacco is the key to effective community solutions.
CADCA offers several important tools to help communities address cancer and tobacco disparities in their local areas.
Ways to work with your state and local pharmacists:
- Invite local pharmacists to participate in your coalitions and community events.
- CDC is currently working with the American Pharmacy Association, the Pharmacists Letter, Creative Pharmacist, and CVS Health to get messages into pharmacies. Ask them to consider running CDC’s positive “Cessation Tips” PSAS/ads, just like CVS stores do, on their store PA (public address) systems. Most pharmacies play music and could slip ads into their audio programming.
- Engage your local pharmacists and let them know about the specific Tips assets designed for them. These include 1-800-QUIT-NOW notepads, “Reasons to Quit” patient handouts, Tips radio and video ads to show and air in stores, information about quitlines, “Talk with Your Pharmacist” posters, and more.
Materials for faith leaders, public health advocates, health care providers, and other partners:
- CDC provides materials to answer questions about Tips ads – and guidance on how to start a conversation about quitting.
- Partner pages offer posters, FAQs about quitlines, fact sheets for patients, a pocket-sized brief intervention card for office visits, a quick reference guide on treating tobacco dependence, and much more.
- March Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) Media Calendar Page– this pages provide a convenient link to the CDC feature article as well as to quitting resources and social media tools.
- Assistors Project Toolkit – help public health professionals reach out to healthcare enrollment assistors about tobacco cessation.
Materials for working with youth
- FDA’s youth tobacco prevention campaign, “The Real Cost,” is designed to educate at-risk youth aged 12-17 about the harms of tobacco use.
- truth is a national tobacco prevention counter-marketing campaign for youth and young adults.
- The National Youth Leadership Inititave empowers youth to analyze and influence their communities in a positive way, and develop them how to create social change!
- The Road to Wellness: Driving Tobacco and Cancer off the Map. An educational supplement aimed at teaching young people and parents about the harms and effects of tobacco use.
Materials for working with building owners & housing authorities for smoke free housing
- Smoke free housing: A toolkit for owners/management agents of federally assisted public and multi-family housing
- Healthy Homes Manual: Smoke-Free Policies in Multiunit Housing