What is Systems Change?
Patients who work with their healthcare providers are ultimately more successful in their attempts to quit using tobacco. We help local healthcare providers, clinics & hospitals implement strategies in their organizations that better support tobacco users so that universal, evidence-based interventions can be used throughout the organization with all tobacco users. We provide free consultation and training with clinics and hospitals in implementing the below strategies into current systems.
Implementing a tobacco-user identification mechanism in every clinic/access point
Providing education, resources and feedback to promote provider intervention
Dedicating staff knowledgeable about tobacco dependence treatment and assessing treatment in staff performance evaluations
Developing and promoting policies to provide inpatient and outpatient tobacco dependence services
Including evidence-based tobacco dependence treatments (both counseling and medication) as a paid or covered service for all subscribers or members of health insurance packages
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Implementing a Systems Change is Highly Beneficial to Your Patients!
A hospitalization is a second most likely time in a person’s life for a quit attempt
The opportunity to address addiction and chronic illness at the same time
Appropriate time (patient is THERE)
Healthcare providers are available to encourage and support the patient
The patient will heal faster, feel better, have a better outcome and is less likely to be readmitted for the same problem