Advocacy Evaluation Theory as a Tool for Strategic Conversation: A 25-year Review of Tobacco Control Advocacy at the Canadian Cancer Society

Advocacy evaluation has been considered difficult, even in specific and uncomplicated situations. This article describes a short evaluative review of a series of tobacco control policy advocacy activities involving multiple parties over 25 years. Despite its obvious limitations, the effort suggests that the retrospective development of a structured contribution analysis and "key event" stories from documentary and key informant information can generate compelling circumstantial evidence for impact.

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Common measures to advance the science and practice of population intervention for chronic disease prevention: The promise and two early experiences in tobaco control

Pertinent evidence to inform population interventions for chronic disease prevention is sparse. The use of common measures across multiple jurisdictions is a promising approach to study "natural experiments" that can dually advance research/knowledge development and evaluation/practice improvement for population intervention.

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