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CAN-ADAPTT (The Canadian Action Network for the Advancement, Dissemination and Adoption of Practice-informed Tobacco Treatment) is a Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) facilitating research and knowledge exchange among practitioners, researchers and policy makers in the area of smoking cessation.


Vision: A Canada where health care providers have access to the tools needed to deliver up to date evidence-based smoking cessation interventions to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use and dependence. 


CAN-ADAPTT aims to bridge the gap between research and practice.  The objectives of the CAN-ADAPTT initiative during the 2008-2011 funding period included the following knowledge creation, synthesis and translation activities:

Practice-informed guideline 
A combination of the best available evidence through existing guidelines, filtered through the needs of end users, this practice-informed guideline includes both clinical and population level approaches to smoking cessation interventions.  More... 
Research agenda
A consolidation of smoking cessation ‘knowledge’ or ‘evidence’ gaps as identified by the CAN-ADAPTT Network including researchers.  More... 
Dissemination and engagement 
CAN-ADAPTT staff connected/collaborated with regional practitioners, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders. More...
Knowledge Translation
A coordinated strategy was used to offer knowledge trans​lation opportunities across regions, professions and settings. These included: workshops, webinar series, annual general meetings, teleconferences, discussion board.  More... 
A Practice-Based Research Network provides opportunities for knowledge exchange and sharing among researchers, practitioners and policy makers.  More...
Seed Grants
Up to $5,000 was available for teams to pursue practitioner-identified research questions. Eighteen grants were awarded.  More... 


The launch of an adapted wiki platform allows network members to continue to update the guideline, to ensure usability and applicability to the Canadian context, and to incorporate new evidence as it becomes available.  A series of educational webinars will be offered in 2012-2013 to discuss the use of this wiki platform.  To receive updates on this webinar series, click here to join​ CAN-ADAPTT’s network.  We will continue to seek additional opportunities to ensure the sustainability of CAN-ADAPTT’s network and guideline.

CAN-ADAPTT is a pan-Canadian initiative. Funding has been provided by the Drugs and Tobacco Initiatives Program, Health Canada (Initial funding period: April 2008 - March 2011, extension received to March 2012).