Disease Management Programs Improve Adherence to Evidence-Based Processes and Outcomes by Targeting Sickest Patients and Working Closely With Physicians
A hospital-based outpatient disease management program serves patients with asthma, chronic heart failure, and diabetes and offers smoking cessation services to smokers. Unlike traditional disease management programs, this initiative heavily involves physicians in the initial referral and throughout the process and targets services toward the sickest patients (rather than to all patients with the condition).
Intensive Counseling of Students by School Nurses Does Not Have Larger Impact on Long-Term Smoking Rates Than Briefer Sessions
Trained school nurses held four weekly, one-on-one sessions with high school students who smoke; the sessions did not have a larger impact on long-term smoking rates than did four shorter, information-focused sessions, but both types of counseling generated higher long-term quit rates than typical programs targeted at teen smokers.
Community Referral Liaisons Help Patients Reduce Risky Health Behaviors, Leading to Improvements in Health Status
A community health educator referral liaison receives physician referrals of patients with risky health behaviors; the liaison links patients with community resources, offers counseling and encouragement over the telephone, and provides feedback to the physicians.
Multistakeholder, Community-Wide Collaborative Prevents Disease and Promotes Health
A multistakeholder, community-wide collaborative offers employer-based health and productivity management programs, along with targeted, community-focused chronic disease prevention programs.
Public Health Dental Practitioners Offer Cessation Support to Low-Income Smokers, Leading to Increased Quit Rates
Trained dental practitioners in public health centers offered cessation assistance to low-income smokers as part of routine oral health visits in public health centers, leading to higher quit rates (especially among African-American smokers).
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Behavioral Health and Wellness Program Toolkits
These toolkits, designed for healthcare providers, administrators, and health care organizations, contain a variety of information about tobacco use and patient wellness.
Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users: Quit Smoking
This consumer guide is for people who have tried several times to quit smoking.
Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Clinicians
This guide for clinicians, based on the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, provides action-oriented recommendations to assist providers in helping smokers quit.
Smoking Cessation Public Service Announcements With National Football League Hall of Famer Darrell Green
In these four 30-second public service announcements, Darrell Green (formerly of the Washington Redskins) talks with third-grade students about the effects of smoking and secondhand smoke and reasons to quit.
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians
The Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians summarizes the strategies and recommendations from the Public Health Service–sponsored Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update.