Moving the Mark on Tobacco 2.0

Partners across the state will join us for this follow-up event:

Moving the Mark on Tobacco 2.0: Checking in on Tobacco Control Learnings Three Years Later
Monday, May 1, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Hospital - Lakewood, Conference Center

The State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership(STEPP) will convene our partners from across Colorado to review research and provide input on the parameters and details of the A35 Tobacco Control Grant Program portfolio for the next three years.

Topics to be covered:

  • Recap: findings on literature reviews.

  • Data review on smoking in Colorado.

  • Discuss new cutting-edge innovations in tobacco control.

Moving the Mark Revisited (2.0) summary and recommendations (presented at May 19 Tobacco Review Committee meeting)
Moving the Mark Revisited (2.0) slides (presented at May 19 Tobacco Review Committee meeting)

Location and parking

Conference Center, St Anthony's Hospital, Lakewood
11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood, CO 80228
Maps: directions and parking


View the agenda for the conference. The agenda is subject to change.


Introduction slides

Overview and conclusions - Gabriel Kaplan

Smoking cessation among populations with lower socioeconomic status - Arnold Levinson, Patricia Valverde, et al

Tobacco use in Colorado: Who are the current smokers?- Amy Anderson, Renee Calanan

Recent trends from TABS: Cessation behaviors and outcomes, secondhand smoke exposure - Arnold Levinson, et al

The Power of ALL - Outside the silo - innovative partnerships- Brittany Carpenter and Vanessa St. Clair

Building a movement, community by community: a promising practice for Colorado - CSPH

A tailored approach for tobacco-free schools - Emily Arthur and Dacia Hudson

Collective impact for high public service utilizers: Health Disparities Grant Program -CSPH

Cessation navigator model -Arnold Levinson, et al


For information about travel, accommodations, and reimbursement, contact Sherryl Garcia or Jennifer Schwartz.

Preparation for Moving the Mark 2.0

Conference participants can prepare for this working event by reviewing the below resources.

Background readings on tobacco use

These readings will provide insights and information gleaned from our current program operations. Included are surveillance reports on the dimensions of the tobacco problem in Colorado and a review of the literature regarding effective cessation strategies for low-income populations.

Data on tobacco in Colorado

These infographics were prepared by the Center for Health and Environmental Data at CDPHE highlight state survey findings from Colorado’s populations.

Moving the Mark 1.0

Visit this page to review the work compiled and produced from the original Moving the Mark event in 2014.

Relevant scientific readings

This document provides a list of references to articles we have compiled to provide insight into reaching important populations of interest to the Tobacco Program.

  • Many of these populations have been identified as priority populations for successful tobacco control in Colorado through the surveillance research shared above.


Moving the Mark 2.0 revisits the learnings from a collaborative process initiated in 2014 in which we worked with more than 40 partners from across the state and members of the public health community to review evidence that went beyond the recommendations found in systematic reviews such as the CDC's Community Guide to Preventive Services and The Best Practices for Tobacco Control from the Office on Smoking and Health. Participants reviewed research findings from cutting-edge studies examining tobacco control efforts with priority populations, in an effort to explore and identify how to make an impact with smokers most resistant to our tobacco control messages, especially low-income smokers.

For the last six months, the State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership at CDPHE and the Tobacco Review Committee (TRC) have been gathering input from stakeholders and reviewing options for the next three-year funding cycle of the tobacco grants program. Part of this process has included ask, listen and learn sessions with our grantees, extended TRC discussions, public comments from our partners, and testimony from current grantees. At the same time, program staff members have been reviewing the literature, looking at data on tobacco prevalence in Colorado and studying characteristics of the remaining population who use tobacco. Reconvening for Moving the Mark 2.0 is an important part of this feedback and input gathering process for the state tobacco program. The event will allow more of the tobacco control community in Colorado to engage with the data and the current literature to explore how Colorado can make dramatic inroads with the remaining smokers in the state.