Build a Financial Infrastructure: Health Plan Benefits and Provider Reimbursement
This report combines evidence-based recommendations with the experiences of the Pacific Center on Health and Tobacco (PCHT), a consortium of five western states (California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Hawaii) concerning tobacco cessation benefits and provider reimbursement. It is designed to guide planning and decision-making by states and other groups that are working to implement tobacco cessation programs. Also available are two summaries: (1) Health Insurance Benefits for Treatment of Tobacco Dependence and (2) Invest in Tobacco Cessation for a Healthy, Productive Workforce.

Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Cessation: Next Steps for Tobacco Control
This report provides an overview of the PCHT vision for a comprehensive approach for a statewide tobacco cessation program, outlining the case for a comprehensive approach, steps for building a state program, and links to other PCHT reports and resources to assist implementation.

Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century
This report from the committee on the Quality of Health Care in America makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap, recommends a redesign of the American health care system, and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others.

Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health
Healthy People 2010 is an outline of a comprehensive, nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda. It is designed to serve as a roadmap for improving the health of all people in the United States during the first decade of the 21st Century.

Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health
Meeting summaries from the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health, which coordinates Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) research, educational programs, and other smoking and health efforts with similar activities of other federal, state, local, and private agencies.

Linking a Network: Integrate Quitlines with Health Care Systems
The Linking a Network report describes a new, emerging model for quitlines. In this model, quitlines expand beyond only providing services and take on a broader role as a centralized state resource for providing quitting information, using new cost-sharing approaches with private insurance to provide services, and serve as a referral center linking callers with health plan and community programs.

National Action Plan for Tobacco Cessation
A report prepared by the Subommittee on Cessation of the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health, Preventing 3 Million Premature Deaths; Helping 5 Million Smokers Quit: A National Action Plan on Tobacco Cessation, proposes a series of action steps (including Federal initiatives and public-private partnership opportunities) to promote tobacco cessation.

Plans and Priorities for Cancer Research
Annually, the National Cancer Institute outlines the nation's investment in cancer research and includes a section regarding tobacco use and cessation.

Preventive Care: A National Profile on Use, Disparities, and Health Benefits
This report demonstrates that there is significant underuse of effective preventive care in the United States, resulting in lost lives, unnecessary poor health, and inefficient use of health care dollars. All of the services examined in this report are extremely cost effective: they all provide an excellent return on investment. It is a national imperative to make these and other cost-effective preventive services affordable and accessible for all Americans.

Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality
In this report, the committee recommends a set of 20 priority areas that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other groups in the public and private sectors should focus on to improve the quality of health care delivered to all Americans.

Reports of the Surgeon General
A library of Surgeon General's reports addressing tobacco use in the United States, including the 1990 edition which focused on tobacco cessation in the nation.

State Legislated Action on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)
From the American Lung Association, this report documents progress in statewide clean indoor air laws, cigarette excise taxes, and regulation of Internet tobacco sales. SLATI also chronicles state tobacco program funding and Master Settlement Agreement funds

Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation and Control (PDF)
A report from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) that includes the effectiveness of community- and population-based interventions to increase consumer demand for and implementation of effective cessation interventions.

Women, Tobacco, and Cancer: An Agenda for the 21st Century
A report of the Women, Tobacco, and Cancer Working Group that includes a series of recommendations toward creating an achievable solution to the problem of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality among women.

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