From June 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2013, 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 radio interviews with medical experts, patient resources, and resources for providers.
Radio Interviews with Medical Experts During 2006, Tobacco-Free Michigan sponsored weekly morning radio talk show discussions (Mondays @ 6:40 to 6:50 a.m.) that featured local and national medical experts talking about tobacco and health. As a service to our visitors, the interviews, which were broadcast on radio stations throughout the state of Michigan, are available on our Web site as MP3 sound files.
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!
Webinar: "Implementing Evidence-Based Tobacco Assessment, Treatment and Systems for Clinicians and Office Staff," with Linda Thomas, MS, CTTS-M, LLP, program manager, Tobacco Consultation Services, University of Michigan Health System http://learning.mihealth.org/mediasite/tobacco
Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. A healthcare provider is one of the most influential people available to help nicotine-addicted patients quit using tobacco. In this webinar, which was originally presented as a Concurrent Session during the 2009 Michigan Cancer Consortium Annual Meeting, participants learn how to assist their patients who wish to quit, as well as implement changes in their practice setting to encourage the quit process. Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded 1.5 Continuing Nursing Education credit hours.
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.
(Note: These two publications are available as Adobe Acrobat PDF files at the link above. They also can be ordered through the National Cancer Institute Publications Ordering
Service at www.cancer.gov/publications.)
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