Tobacco Cessation in Health Settings
Tobacco use harms communities of color, LGBTQ communities and youth more than other communities. Although many people may want to quit, tobacco addiction is a powerful obstacle to overcome without help.
REACH works with clinics, treatment centers, housing developments and other health care settings to create smoking cessation programs for culturally specific communities. We train your staff with evidence-based intervention strategies and can help you establish a tobacco screening workflow in your current practice.
Our methods have been found to successfully achieve smoking quit rates higher than what could be achieved with other smoking cessation counseling interventions.
Technical assistance to develop practices that can include:
- Free Smokerlyzer (carbon monoxide monitor) to track patient success
- Culturally specific approaches and materials to meet the needs of our diverse communities
- Training in trauma-informed counseling techniques, for patients and staff
- Counseling and education materials for people exposed tobacco smoke
- Education on pharmacotherapy and other medication considerations
To Get Started
As part of the CDC-funded REACH program, Multnomah County Health Department piloted a tobacco cessation program with pregnant women at Northeast Health Center.
Findings from previous settings include:
- Patients and practitioners see value in systemic testing
- Easy to incorporate into clinic flow
- Practitioners reporting enhanced job skills