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Thursday, August 9, 2012  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Trends in Quitline Funding, FY2009-FY2012: Implications for Cessation Services
Poster presentation at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, August 2012
Jessie E. Saul, Ph.D., Mignonne C. Guy, Ph.D., Linda Bailey, J.D., M.H.S.

This poster presents data from the FY2009, FY2010, and FY2011 NAQC Annual Surveys tracking funding trends for quitlines over time (FY2009-FY2012). The findings show that total quitline budgets decreased from FY2009 to FY2010, stabilized in FY2011, and again decreased in FY2012 while tobacco control program (TCP) budgets consistently decreased over the four year period. In addition, quitline budgets represented slightly more than 18% of TCP budgets in FY2009 and FY2010, but increased to 28.6% of TCP budgets by FY2012. At the same time, the proportion of quitline budgets from federal sources (including ARRA stimulus funding) nearly doubled. These results suggest that while states have managed to protect quitline funding in the midst of significant cuts to other areas of tobacco control program budgets, quitlines' reliance on federal funding has grown over time. The discussion addresses the need to diversify funding sources for quitlines to ensure their sustainability, and NAQC efforts to support quitlines in these efforts.
PDF of the poster(PDF 300KB)

Moving Quitline Research Forward: Resources and Tools
Poster presentation at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, August 2012
Jessie E. Saul, Ph.D., Barbara Zupko, M.A., Terry Bush, Ph.D., Mignonne C. Guy, Ph.D., Linda Bailey, J.D., M.H.S., Erik Augustson, Ph.D.

This poster presents information about two documents that were produced by NAQC in collaboration with a NAQC workgroup to facilitate collaborations between researchers and quitlines. The first is a Research Agenda for Quitlines, which is designed to provide criteria for developing and managing internally generated research (within the network of quitlines) as well as external requests for network participation, to develop a balanced research portfolio that meets the needs of the various stakeholder groups, and to leverage use of the Minimal Data Set for evaluating quitlines. The second is a Research Guide for Quitlines, which contains information for both researchers (about quitlines) and quitlines (about the research process) to facilitate understanding and collaboration between researchers and quitlines. These and other resources for researchers and students interested in working with quitlines or their data are available at The conclusion states that use of these resources and tools will improve the quality of relationships between quitlines and researchers, expand access to quitlines interested in participating in research studies, and enhance the likelihood of success for research studies that may improve current practices and increase rates of tobacco cessation.
PDF of the poster(PDF 613KB)

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