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Your Feedback Needed: NAQC to Submit Comments on CDC’s Collection of Quitline Data for the NQDW

Wednesday, April 18, 2012  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Greetings NAQC Members!

NAQC intends to submit comments on CDC's proposed extension of data collection for the U.S. National Quitline Data Warehouse. The notice of CDC's proposal was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, April 4 (see for the Federal Register listing). Public comments are due within 60 days of publication (ie, by June 1).

NAQC is requesting feedback from members to include in its own response to the CDC proposal. Feedback is requested on the following four questions by Wednesday, May 2:
  1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility? NAQC is assuming a "yes” response to this question; we would appreciate any examples you may be able to share.
  2. Is the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information accurate? The tobacco manager/service provider's burden appears to be underestimated. Please see the text and chart on page 20401.
  3. Do you have ideas for enhancing the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? We hope to make productive recommendations on this question and would appreciate hearing your ideas. Please see the linked data collection plans and instruments, and
  4. Do you have ideas for minimizing the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? We hope to make productive recommendations on this question and would appreciate hearing your ideas.
CDC's data collection plans and instruments are available at the following links:
Please submit responses to the questions listed above to We will review all responses for inclusion in NAQC's draft. The draft comments will be sent to members in mid-May. NAQC's final comments will be submitted before the June 1 deadline. NAQC also strongly encourages members and members to submit individual responses.

Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback on this important issue!


Linda A. Bailey, JD, MHS
President and CEO
North American Quitline Consortium

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