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Formerly the
Rural Assistance Center

Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit


Welcome to the Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit. This toolkit provides evidence-based examples, promising models, best practices, and resources that your organization can use to implement programs for tobacco control and prevention.

There are seven modules in this toolkit. Each module contains information and links to resources that your organization can use to design, implement, evaluate, sustain, and disseminate rural programs for tobacco control and prevention. There are more resources on general community health strategies available in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.


Module 1: Introduction
Overview and description of unique challenges for tobacco control and prevention in rural communities in the U.S.

Module 2: Program Models
Evidence-based and promising program models for tobacco control and prevention.

Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of promising programs for tobacco control and prevention that have been implemented in rural communities.

Module 4: Implementation
Important issues to consider and address when implementing a rural program for tobacco control and prevention.

Module 5: Evaluation
Tools that can help with the evaluation of a tobacco control and prevention program.

Module 6: Sustainability
Resources to help with planning for program sustainability in a rural community.

Module 7: Dissemination
Ideas and resources for disseminating findings from tobacco control and prevention programs.