Decrease Tobacco Use

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MaineHealth is expanding access to effective programs and therapies for helping tobacco users become tobacco-free, and partnering with community organizations to prevent youth from ever using tobacco.

Smoking rates in the U.S. and Maine have been steadily decreasing over the last 50 years, however, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death.  

  • In 2014 smoking rate among Maine's adults (18%) was statistically lower than the 2011 and 2000 rates (23% and 24%, respectively)

  • The majority of Maine's adult smokers made a serious attempt to quit in the 12 months prior to being interviewed.

  • While Maine's youth smoking rate in 1997 (39%) was one of the highest rates in the nation, rates have been below the national youth rates since 2001.

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Clinical Strategies

  • Implement tobacco prevention guidelines in healthcare facilities.
  • Build clinical IT systems to inform clinical practice and resource allocation.
  • Expand tobacco screening and treatment across all clinical and behavioral health settings based on guidelines.
  • Train clinical staff on identifying and eliminating health disparities.
  • Expand referrals to helpline and non-clinical providers.

Community Strategies

  • Implement evidence-based prevention programs and interventions.

Policy Strategies

  • Identify policy gaps and implement policy and environmental change.
  • Optimize tobacco prevention and control funding.
  • Logic Model: Decrease Tobacco Use
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    Logic Model – A roadmap or diagram showing chain results connecting activities to the expected initial outputs, and intermediate and final outcomes.  It provides a basis for developing the performance measurement and evaluation strategies. 

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  • 2016 America's Health Rankings Report
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  • America's Health Rankings
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    America's Health Rankings compares the health of all 50 states to each other.  This ranking tool is used as a benchmark for MaineHealth's Health Index.

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  • Community Commons
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    Community Commons can help with your Community Health Needs Assessment

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  • Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
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  • County Health Rankings - Visit Website
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    Look up your county's rankings, learn about our methods, and download the data you need. This ranking tool is used as a benchmark for MaineHealth's Health Index.

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  • Healthy People 2020 Objectives
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  • Logic Model: Decrease Tobacco Use
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    Logic Model – A roadmap or diagram showing chain results connecting activities to the expected initial outputs, and intermediate and final outcomes.  It provides a basis for developing the performance measurement and evaluation strategies. 

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  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services
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    Maine DHHS provides integrated health and human services to the people of Maine to assist individuals in meeting their needs, while respecting the rights and preferences of the individual and family, within available resources.

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  • MaineHealth Health Index Report - 2013
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