Provider Funding Available for Patient Nicotine Cessation Efforts
New funding is available for health, medical, behavioral health, and dental providers to help them develop or improve their patient nicotine cessation policies, procedures, and practices through the Ohio Department of Health Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program (TUPCP). Up to $5,100 is available based on the completion of several deliverables.
Studies show that advice from a provider to quit nicotine use is an important motivator to making a cessation attempt. Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The ODH TUPCP funding can be used by healthcare providers to:
- Receive training on evidence-based nicotine cessation.
- Support enhanced office workflows that increase provider screening for nicotine use and referrals to the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line.
- Increase patient/nicotine user quit attempts.
- Increase successful patient quit attempts.
Any Ohio health, medical, behavioral health, or dental provider who provides medical, pharmaceutical, oral health or other services may apply for this funding. For more information, please review the following resources:
Are you an interested provider?
Please email Gregory.Schneider@odh.ohio.gov to express your interest and learn next steps.