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Update on NAQC FY2011 Annual Survey Process and Timeline, Brief Budget Survey to Launch This Week

Wednesday, August 10, 2011  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Rather than fielding the NAQC FY2011 Annual Survey in the fall, which tends to coincide with the Great American Smokeout, we will instead be fielding the survey in mid-to-late January, 2012. Based on your feedback, this seems like it will avoid the busy times leading up to both the Smokeout and New Years Day high volume traffic periods.

Also in response to member feedback, we will be circulating a full and complete survey instrument in the fall of 2011 so that quitlines and their service providers have adequate time to prepare for the survey data collection period.

In light of this change to the survey timeline, it is important that we collect FY2011 and FY2012 budget information from quitlines in the next few weeks. NAQC and our advocacy partners will be using that information to continue to make the case for maintaining and increasing quitline budgets, especially given the upcoming introduction of the new FDA warning labels with the 1-800-QUIT-NOW number. On or before August 18, we will launch a VERY brief Survey Monkey survey that will ask about:

    1. FY2011 budget numbers
    2. FY2011 budget sources and percentages of funding
    3. FY2012 budget estimates
    4. FY2012 budget sources and percentages of funding
    5. The impact of any budget changes during FY2011 or from FY2011 to FY2012.

A PDF copy of the survey questions is available on request (send an email to Jessie Saul, We hope to collect budget information from all quitlines by September 1, but will work with anyone who needs an extension to that date. We plan to modify future survey instruments so we can avoid having to repeat this process next year.

Please contact NAQC's Director of Research, Jessie Saul, if you have any questions or concerns about the revised survey timeline or the upcoming brief budget survey. (, 800.398.5489 ext 702).  Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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