Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaborative and National Blueprint for Action

Am J Health Behav. 2003;27 Suppl 2:S103-19. doi: 10.5993/ajhb.27.1.s2.2.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Adult
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Health Education / organization & administration
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Health Services Research / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*
  • Smoking Prevention
  • United States
  • Voluntary Health Agencies / organization & administration