www.atmc.wisc.edu - National initiative working to promote the integration of effective smoking cessation interventions into the basic health care provided by managed care organizations. Resources include listing of grantees, literature review and searchable database of recent articles on the processes and practices used by managed care organizations (MCOs) to provide smoking cessation treatment to patients.
www.lungusa.org/ffs - Online, self-help program developed by the American Lung Association. Offers a seven-module program to help smokers move from readiness to quit to successful quitting.
www.ctri.wisc.edu - The Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention is an academic center dedicated to advancing the science of tobacco dependence and its treatment and to providing effective intervention and outreach services for children and adults. Site contains link to free CME course, clinician packet and patient-oriented materials.
northwestahec.wfubmc.edu/learn/smokingcessation - A learning opportunity in five lessons for health care professionals. The online module will help providers explore the principles of the behavior change model and provides a brief smoking cessation intervention for use when counseling patients to quit smoking.
www.endsmoking.org - An independent consortium of leaders in the treatment of tobacco dependence whose mission is to lower barriers to broader utilization of cessation therapy through education and advocacy. Site contains the Office Smoking Cessation Assistance Resource (OSCAR), with downloadable materials for office staff (fact sheets, waiting room posters, desk attention getters, record keeping forms), physicians (assessment strategies, intervention tactics, medication data, checklists) and patient-oriented materials. The site also contains, "Reimbursement for Smoking Cessation Therapy: A Healthcare Practitioner's Guide," with information on how to obtain reimbursement for smoking cessation counseling.
www.smokefreefamilies.org - A national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is working to identify and disseminate evidence-based approaches to improving smoking cessation rates during pregnancy. Site contains materials and booklets for prenatal providers and patient-oriented materials for pregnant women.
sfsmokefree.org - Program of the San Francisco Department of Public Health's Community Health Promotion and Prevention Branch. Site contains prescribing information, with notations for which medications are covered by Medi-Cal, and multilingual patient materials.
www.ahrq.gov - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality pathfinder for the Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence guidelines provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues. Site contains link to the national clinical guidelines, as well as patient and provider-oriented materials.
Visit WHO/SRNT's www.treatobacco.net for up-to-date, independent, authoritative, evidence-based summaries on the treatment of tobacco dependence, in 9 languages. Site contains evidence-based information about the treatment of tobacco dependence, under five headings: efficacy, safety, demographics and health effects, health economics and policy.