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Director, Statewide Initiatives: Sara (Sally) Carter, MSW, LCSW
The Cessation Program is responsible for coordinating a statewide collaborative effort to implement a population-based cessation assessment and assistance program for adults and youth. The program utilizes a variety of effective participant recruitment strategies and multiple delivery systems; assesses the availability and accessibility of cessation services and products throughout the state; analyzes the current laws, policies, and performance measures addressing tobacco use, cessation, and secondhand smoke exposure and assures that they are integrated into OSDH clinical standards; provides training and consultation to health care providers, insurers, and purchasers of insurance regarding effective cessation programs and strategies; and pursues other appropriate activities to promote the accessibility and availability of effective cessation services for all Oklahomans.
Guideline Recommendations for Systems Changes
These six strategies are recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence:
These six strategies have been demonstrated to be effective as part of a coordinated effort to provide consistent and effective tobacco interventions. Employing them will result in an increase in smoking cessation and a reduction in the costs resulting from tobacco-caused disease.
CDC Office on Smoking Health
Addressing Tobacco in Managed Care: A Resource Guide for Health Plans
Tobacco Use Cessation: The Effectiveness of Quit Lines
Guide To Community Preventive Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Smoking & Tobacco
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