Chronic Disease

Taxation Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Use

December 02, 2019

Increasing tobacco taxes in states is an effective method for encouraging cessation among youth. This brief outlines leading tobacco taxation strategies implemented by New York state, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut. Topics covered include effective strategies for passing tobacco tax policies, including bundling the policy within a larger package of tobacco-related bills, allowing communities and coalitions to champion advocacy efforts, and supporting implementation efforts.Read More »

JUULs in Schools: Colorado and Minnesota Public Health Efforts

August 07, 2019

In an attempt to reduce the use of e-cigarettes, particularly JUUL, in youth and young adults, increased efforts have been implemented to focus on schools. This brief highlights efforts in Colorado and Minnesota.Read More »

Systems Change Approaches for Engaging Families in Hypertension Control

May 22, 2019

This brief explores how state and territorial health agencies can engage people who provide social support for individuals and families with hypertension. Strategies discussed include holding regular stakeholder meetings across public health and clinical teams, establishing communication channels between stakeholders, and utilizing data sharing for referrals from clinical to community services.Read More »

From Healthy People 2020 to Healthy People 2030

April 08, 2019

This issue brief addresses key recommendations for future iterations of Healthy People and tells state and territorial health agencies what to expect during the transition from Healthy People 2020 to Healthy People 2030.Read More »

Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain Materials

March 19, 2019

These Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain materials (flyer and posters) are intended for American Indian and Alaska Native nations, as well as tribal-serving organizations. They can be disseminated by senior centers and inter-tribal organizations. S/THAs are encouraged to work with tribal partners to distribute materials within healthcare offices, senior centers, and through events such as health fairs, festivals, and other relevant gatherings.Read More »

Tobacco 21 Laws Benefit Public Health and Save Lives

February 13, 2019

This infographic illustrates various aspects of Tobacco 21 laws in several jurisdictions, outlining differences in penalties, enforcement provisions, and age-related exemptions.Read More »

Tobacco 21: Legislative Policy Analysis

October 04, 2018

This brief examines how several jurisdictions took different approaches to structuring their Tobacco 21 laws, including differences in penalties, enforcement provisions, and age-related exemptions.Read More »

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