This is the first segment of a web forum series dedicated to highlighting state-level, evidence-based strategies across sectors to improve health. States can improve their residents’ health and well-being, and lower healthcare costs, by implementing a range of policies in sectors beyond healthcare. The Promoting Health and Cost Control in States (PHACCS) initiative focuses on 13 state-level policies that can be adopted and implemented to promote health and control cost growth.
Please join this web forum hosted by Trust for America's Health for a panel discussion with public health leaders as they highlight the current legal landscape of tobacco pricing strategies, the health impacts of tobacco pricing strategies, and how advocates are working at the local and state level to reduce tobacco use. Every year, smoking-related illnesses cost the United States more than $300 billion, including approximately $170 billion in medical care. However, one of the most effective evidence-based strategies for state policymakers to consider reducing tobacco use is decreasing access to, and increasing the price, of tobacco products.
The panelists will also discuss the latest research and public health efforts focused on tobacco control programs. The web forum session will include time for audience Q&A.
This web forum is free for all participants. It is recommended for those working in public health, advocacy, education, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, hospitals, health systems, insurers, and local and state health officials.
Director, National Prevention and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Corinne Graffunder, DrPH, MPH, is with CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Policy where she is leading the development of the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy. Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, this Strategy will make recommendations and identify specific actions needed to…