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, and hospitals implement evidence-based interventions for their organization with all tobacco users. We provide FREE consultation and training for healthcare professionals using the strategies below.
Provide education, resources, and feedback to promote provider intervention
Implement a tobacco-user identification mechanism in every clinic/access point
Dedicate staff to tobacco dependence treatment
Asses treatment in performance evaluations
Develop and promote policies to provide in-patient and out-patient tobacco dependence services
Include evidence-based tobacco dependence treatments (counseling and medication) as a paid or covered service
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WHY SYSTEMS CHANGE?
Hospitalization is one of the most likely times for a quit attempt
Patient has easy access to professional support
Patient will have a better outcome and is less likely to be readmitted with the same diagnosis