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ActionToQuit is a tobacco control initiative sponsored by Parnership for Prevention. It urges all sectors - health care systems, employers, insurers, government agencies, quitlines, and policymakers - to work together to develop and promote sound tobacco control policies.

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Resources


A Policy Paper: Saving Money
(roi policy paper.pdf)
The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation Medicaid Benefit

This policy paper was developed to outline the policy implications of extending lifesaving and cost-saving tobacco cessation treatment coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries.


A Policy Brief: Saving Money
(policy brief.pdf)
The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation Medicaid Benefit

This policy brief outline the policy implications of extending lifesaving and cost-saving tobacco cessation treatment coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries.


Helping Patients Quit
(hpq, full, final, 10-31-11.pdf)
Implementing the Joint Commission Tobacco Measure Set in Your Hospital

This guide provides valuable information for health care professionals, including an overview of The Joint Commission Measure Set specifications, steps to implement a comprehensive hospital tobacco cessation program, and case studies of successful hospital programs.


Healthcare Provider Reminder Systems
(healthcare_provider_reminder_systems_provider_education_and_patient_education-tobacco_treatment.pdf)
Working with Healthcare Delivery Systems to Improve the Delivery of Tobacco Use Treatment to Patients

This Action Guide provides information on the resources and key steps to work with healthcare delivery systems to improve the delivery of tobacco-use treatment to patients. Tobacco-use screening and brief intervention is ranked among the most effective clinical preventive services. Strategies that create systems in healthcare settings are successful in helping improve the delivery of this service. One such strategy involves creating a system that prompts healthcare providers to identify tobacco-using patients and to advise those patients against tobacco use at every visit. Healthcare providers are educated on how to treat patients who use tobacco and patients receive materials to educate and motivate them to quit and remain abstinent. This strategy can be used in various healthcare delivery systems, such as private practices, managed care organizations, hospitals, or public health clinics, and can involve a variety of healthcare provider specialties.


Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, Clinical Practice Guideline: 2008 Update
A clinical practice guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update was released by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) on May 7, 2008 at the American Medical Association Headquarters in Chicago. Dr. Corinne Husten, Partnership’s former Vice President for Policy Development, served as liaison to the Guideline Panel, in her former capacity with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Office on Smoking and Health.