Health Care Systems
2008 Clinical Practice Guideline Update:
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. Download the 2008 update to this important new guideline for tobacco cessation. You can also visit http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco for the updated Clinicians Guide and stop smoking materials.
Systems Change: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (2008)
Based on the 2008 Public Health Service (PHS) Clinical Practice Guideline. Describes specific strategies that health care administrators, managed care organizations, and purchasers of health plans can implement to treat tobacco dependence.
Fax to Quit Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide for Healthcare Organizations
Developed by the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention,
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health.
Healthcare Provider Reminder Systems, Provider Education, and Patient Education: Working with Healthcare Delivery Systems to Improve the Delivery of Tobacco-Use Treatment to Patients—An Action Guide (2008)
An evidence-based tool developed by Partnership for Prevention and CDC that provides guidance on how to work with healthcare delivery systems to improve rates of tobacco-use treatment.
Destination Tobacco-Free: A Practical Tool for Hospitals & Health Systems
Practical advice, examples, and adaptable templates can help health care employees, patients and visitors become and remain tobacco-free.
A Practical Guide to Working with Health-Care Systems on Tobacco-Use Treatment (2006) Developed by the Centers for Disease Control, Office on Smoking and Health
in Tobacco Cessation: Case Studies (June 2000)
Case studies from the U.S. Public Health Service.
America's Health Insurance
Includes public health and prevention statements of support.
Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health (ICSH)
Coordinates Department of Health and Human Services' research, educational programs, and other smoking and health efforts with similar activities of other federal, state, local, and private agencies.
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
Measurement Information Forms include common national smoking
cessation performance measures for hospitals.
Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality
Institutes of Medicine’s recommendations for 20 priority
areas to improve the quality of health care delivered to all
the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century
This report from the Institute of Medicine focuses on closing
the quality gap between what we know to be good health care
and the health care that people actually receive.
a Model Cessation Benefit for Managed Care Coverage (November
2002) / California
Developed by the Next Generation California Tobacco Control
Alliance (NGA), this short policy brief describes NGA's plan
to make cessation treatments more accessible and available
to Californians. The brief describes the proposed coverage
and co-pays for pharmaceuticals (e.g., the patch) and counseling.
Tobacco Use and Dependence: In Hospitalized Smokers (October
Designed to assist hospitals to successfully integrate smoking
cessation interventions into every hospitalization for every
patient admitted who smokes. Developed by the Center for Tobacco
Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin Medical
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: A PLANNING GUIDE for Obstetric Health Care Practice Sites (2004)
A planning guide for obstetric health care practice sites to assist them in implementing office systems for smoking cessation services.
Step Up! is a statewide partnership to improve health by supporting hospitals to make the hospital campus tobacco-free; provide effective stop-smoking benefits for all employees; ask, advise, and assist all patients to quit tobacco; and lead other local businesses to curb tobacco use.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
UAMS College of Public Health Smoke-Free Hospital Toolkit Resource list
University of Michigan Health System (UMHS)
UMHS Smoke-Free Hospital CD/Toolkit
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