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Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaborative and National Blueprint for Action

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Objectives: To describe the formation of the Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (YTCC), a voluntary collaborative of leading funders of youth tobacco cessation research and services. Methods: The long-term goal and specific short-term (2-year) goals, strategies, and accomplishments are briefly described with reference to its guiding action plan: National Blueprint for Action: Youth and Young Adult Tobacco-Use Cessation. Results: Aiming to accelerate the pace of discovery and application, YTCC efforts have created a strategic vision for making progress toward filling key knowledge and intervention gaps. Conclusions: Lessons learned about effective partnership are reviewed, and future directions are described.

Keywords: adolescent/young adult tobacco cessation

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ 2: Center for Advancement of Health, Washington, DC. 3: Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD. 4: Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 5: Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. 6: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, MD. 7: Epidemiology Branch, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. 8: Cardiovascular Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. 9: Center for the Advancement of Health, Washington, DC. 10: Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative, Toronto, ON, Canada. 11: American Legacy Foundation, Washington, DC.

Publication date: 2003-10-01

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