The most appropriate communication channels and events for disseminating findings, products, or best practices for a tobacco program will depend on the objective. Common methods of dissemination include:
Public service announcements
- See Mass-Reach Health Communication Interventions in Module 2 for additional information and considerations
- National tobacco control events
- Health fairs and other community events (for example, farmer's markets or flea markets)
- Social media platforms (for example, Facebook or Twitter)
- Program email newsletters
Peer-reviewed journals and newsletters, such as:
- American Journal of Preventive Medicine
- American Journal of Public Health
- Cancer Causes and Control
- Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
- Journal of Healthcare Management
- Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
- Journal of Primary Care and Community Health
- Journal of Rural Health
- Journal of Rural Mental Health
- Tobacco Control
- Articles in local print media
Resources to Learn More
of Rural Health Research: A Toolkit
This toolkit aims to help rural researchers develop dissemination products.
Author(s): Schroeder, S. & Bauman, S.
Organization(s): Rural Health Research Gateway, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Equity in Tobacco Control and Prevention
Guide to help tobacco control staff and partners by translating research into practical guidelines.
Organization(s): CDC Office on Smoking and Health and the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis
Provides interventions reviewed by The Community Guide along with a summary of the Task Force finding.
Organization(s): Community Preventive Services Task Force
and Evaluation Program Reports
The Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program conducts evaluations for tobacco control, prevention, and cessation initiatives. Their website includes descriptions of their evaluation projects, as well as the reports from those projects which can provide guidance for others developing their own evaluation reports and presentations.
Organization(s): The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program