From June 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2014, Michigan Cancer Consortium members are able to fax refer cancer patients to the Michigan Tobacco Quitline, regardless of client insurance status. The following resources are available for health care providers:
Welcome to the Michigan Providers Tobacco Cessation Tool Kit. It is our goal to support everyone who wants to quit tobacco use. The MCC would like to partner with other chronic disease programs that are affected by tobacco use so that we can have the greatest impact for improving the health of our citizens in the state of Michigan!
Research has repeatedly shown that one of the strongest influences on a person's decision to quit smoking is the recommendation made by a trusted health care provider.
Staff from the Michigan Department of Community Health Cancer Prevention and Control and Tobacco Sections, the Michigan Public Health Institute, and the MCC developed this tool kit as part of a collaborative effort to support health care providers. The tool kit includes links to patient resources, and resources for providers.
Michigan Tobacco Quitline
The Michigan Tobacco Quitline offers free information and referral to all Michigan residents. You may also qualify for free one-on-one coaching and nicotine replacement therapy to help you quit. Call 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUIT-NOW) or click this link to see how the Michigan Tobacco Quitline-Quit for Life program can help you!
The DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers is designed for a broad range of healthcare providers, including direct providers, administrators, and healthcare organizations. The toolkit provides a variety of information on education about tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, efficient methods for assessing an individual’s readiness to quit, and information and research on treatments.
TheTobacco Free Toolkit for Community Health Facilitiesis a resource for healthcare organizations to assist them in creating tobacco free policies on their grounds. The toolkit provides strategies and instructions on assessing organizational readiness to go tobacco-free, implementing tobacco-free policies, and providing tobacco cessation services and referrals as policies take effect.
The DIMENSIONS: Well Body Toolkit for Healthcare Providersis designed for a broad range of healthcare providers including direct providers, administrators, and healthcare organizations. The toolkit contains a variety of information on education about the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, developing skills for engaging individuals in weight management conversations, low burden means of assessing change related to increasing healthy behaviors, and evidence-based treatment options.
Treating Tobacco Dependence in Michigan: Implementing Effective Tobacco Dependency
Treatment, Interventions and Systems in Michigan http://mdch.train.org/courses/cessation/
Produced and presented by the Michigan Department of Community Health Tobacco Section in conjunction with the Michigan Smokefree Hospitals Grant and the Michigan Primary Care Association, the training is designed to help health care providers implement evidence-based patient cessation interventions and systems change in order to decrease tobacco use. The training features eight modules, and participants may choose to take all eight or a combination of the eight.
American Academy of Family Physicians “Ask and Act” Program www.aafp.org/online/en/home/clinical/publichealth/tobacco.html
This tobacco cessation program encourages family physicians to ASK about the tobacco use habits of all of their patients, then to ACT on that information. A number of online resources are available, including CME Web casts on tobacco issues and online CME courses in tobacco treatment and dependence.