Mapping Tobacco Quitlines in North America: Signaling Pathways to Improve Treatment.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Leischow SJ, Provan K, Beagles J, Bonito J, Ruppel E, Moor
G, Saul J. Am J Public Health. 2012 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print]
This study (KIQNIC) examined how the network of quitlines in
North America interact and share new knowledge on quitline practices. Results
showed that there was a strong tendency for US and Canadian quitlines to seek
information from other quitlines in the same country, with few seeking
information from quitlines in the other country. The network coordinating
organization (the North American Quitline Consortium) is highly central to the
network, acting as a broker of quitline information. The authors conclude that
quitlines in North America are not isolated, but rather are part of an
interconnected network with some quitline organizations playing a more central
role than others. As quitline use expands, the ways quitlines share information
to improve practices will become increasingly important.