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Strategies to Promote Systems Change

Many state-level tobacco control programs in the Collaborative have established goals to promote and support tobacco interventions in healthcare. These programs have built the capacity to work with the healthcare sector and fund a variety of activities, including: promotion of evidence best practices, training and technical assistance to healthcare on clinical workflow, electronic record modifications, and methods to integrate the state’s quitline. Some provide or contract for clinician education and training. Others maintain a learning exchange among healthcare providers or maintain recognition programs to showcase high performing providers and healthcare organizations statewide.

Our member states report that several overarching strategies improved the effectiveness of their interventions:

  • Form partnerships with other influential groups to collaborate on health systems change.
  • Provide incentives to encourage clinicians or health care organizations to implement systems change.
  • Obtain the buy-in of senior management.
  • Require or identify skilled and committed staff in target organization with clear responsibility to inform and carry out the tobacco use interventions and to institute change.
  • Provide ongoing training and technical assistance to help organizations, practices, and clinicians develop and maintain tobacco cessation interventions.
  • Engage in multi-pronged strategies to support sustainable improvements in health systems to address tobacco use.

To learn more about each of these strategies, click here.

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