Tobacco-related disparities (TRDs) are a major public health concern. This study surveyed community tobacco coalition project directors in California to determine the usage of 11 CDC-published best practices to address TRDs. Response rate was 80 percent. Communities had implemented, on average, one-half of the 11 practices surveyed. Differences were observed between rankings for best practice implementation and perceived level of importance in addressing TRDs in the community. Resource constraints and community context were the highest reported barriers to best practice use. Study findings could assist tobacco program officials and local coalitions in addressing TRDs in their communities.
McCurdy RK. Best Practice Use to Address Tobacco-Related Disparities By California Community Coalitions. Front Public Health Serv Syst Res