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Making the Case for Quitlines: NEW Cost-Effectiveness Issue Paper and Other Resources

Tuesday, November 09, 2010  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
A new article was published in the Wall Street Journal this morning about cuts to state tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Quitline sustainability efforts remain as critical as ever, and NAQC has put together a number of resources to help you make the case for quitlines and defend your programs and maintain tobacco control funding.

View complete Wall Street Journal Article

NEW: Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Quitline Programs (2010)

Performing cost-effectiveness analyses is an essential element of any quitline’s quality improvement process. This is especially true as budgetary constraints become more important to determining all aspects of service delivery. This issue paper aims to:

-document the facts related to the cost of tobacco use;

-provide an overview of methods currently used for cost-effectiveness analysis of quitlines; and

-in general terms, describe approaches and considerations for conducting cost-effectiveness analysis on a specific quitline program.

This paper is intended to present general information useful for a wide variety of stakeholders and not to serve as a guide for performing cost-effectiveness analyses.

We hope that you will take time to review this important resource and contact NAQC should you have any questions related to the content.

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