Tobacco Free Hospitals
Destination Tobacco-Free: A Practical Tool for Hospitals and Health Systems - Revised 2013
A national partnership of health leaders launched a new tool to help hospital executives and others develop best-practices in tobacco-use policies and protocols. The 32-page Destination Tobacco-Free: A Practical Tool for Hospitals & Health Systems, was vetted by hospital administrators and clinicians from across the United States. It contains step-by-step directions, examples, and tools that can help hospitals achieve their missions, improve care, bolster employee health, and boost the bottom line. The 2013 revision reflect changes spurred by health care reform, including the new Joint Commission tobacco use and treatment performance measure set, meaningful use of medical records, and changes in reimbursement. Click HERE for the complete toolkit.
The tool is divided into five chapters:
- Becoming and Remaining Tobacco-Free focuses on creating a tobacco-free campus
- Working with Employees suggests ways to advance tobacco-free policies, through communications, training and health benefits
- Working with Patients looks at systems, protocols and trainings for addressing tobacco use
- Working with Visitors suggests ways to respectfully enforce your tobacco-free policy
- Working in the Community shows how to partner with neighbors, physicians, tobacco quit lines and others on this important health initiative
- Appendices: Planning, policy development, communications, patient records design, formulary development, media relations, etc.
- A copy of the September 10, 2009 Destination Tobacco-Free: Webinar is available. Click on the following links to download and share: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-774-4146.
Destination Tobacco-Free was developed through the Washington Health Foundation’s Healthiest State in the Nation Campaign with funding from the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- Will hospitals do the right thing? The 2012 Joint Commission tobacco use performance measure set Fiore M, Goplerud E, Schroeder SA. (2012). N Eng J Med. 366: 1172-74.
- Helping Patients Quit: Implementing the Joint Commission Tobacco Measure Set in Your Hospital, Partnership for Prevention, Action to Quit. (2012).
- Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence in Hospitalized Patients: A Practical Guide Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Washington. (2012).
- The RECORDING for SCLC's and ATTUD's webinar,“Practical Applications of the New Joint Commission Tobacco Standards – Revenue and Clinical Opportunities for Tobacco Specialists and Hospital Administrators", May 14, 2012 (90 Minutes)
- Also available for download, Tobacco-free Living in Psychiatric Settings- National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Toolkit. Visit the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors website at http://www.nasmhpd.org/publicationsmisc.cfm for more NASMHPD publications.