CPCRN Data Brief – Tobacco and Lung Cancer Screening in Federally Qualified Health Centers: A National Survey

While prevalence of tobacco use has declined over the past decade, rates have remained steady and have
even increased among some socially and economically disadvantaged populations. Studies have also shown
that lower-income cigarette smokers suffer from more diseases, such as lung cancer, than smokers with
higher incomes. In August 2016, the Cancer Prevention Research & Control Research Network (CPCRN)—a
network of academic, public health, and community partners—conducted a national survey of Federally
Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to better understand their tobacco cessation and lung cancer screening
practices. Of 258 invited, a total of 112 FQHCs completed the survey, representing 48 states.

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