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Smoke-Free Policies: Establishing a Smoke-Free Ordinance to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Indoor Worksites and Public Places--An Action Guide 08/06/09

Smoke-Free Policies: Action Guide is an evidence-based tool, based on recommendations from The Guide to Community Preventative Services (Community Guide) that aids health practitioners through steps to build support for and establish a community smoke-free ordinance. It focuses on a specific approach for putting a smoke-free policy into place–establishing a community-wide smoke-free ordinance targeting indoor worksites and public places.

This guide is organized into five main...

Guide to Community Preventive Services 04/16/09

This guide is a resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings about what interventions work to improve public health. The guide helps public health professionals choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their community.

Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:

  • Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
  • Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
  • What...
www.trytostop.org 02/18/09

This Web site helps Massachusetts residents who want to quit smoking.

Patients can:

  • Learn about medications to help them quit
  • Read tips and articles about quitting
  • Join the Try-To-Stop community
  • Create a personalized quitting plan with the Quit Wizard
  • Speak with someone about quitting smoking on a toll-free number
Quitline.com 12/11/08

This Web site contains tips and tools that consumers can use to quit tobacco use and that health care providers can use to help patients quit tobacco use. The site includes a toll-free number consumers can call for support as well as instructions on how health care providers can order free materials for patients such as reference cards and brochures. Washington State residents may also receive free nicotine patches or gum by calling the quit line and speaking to a quit coach.

The...

healthfinder.gov 10/21/08

This gateway Web site provides information and tools to help consumers stay healthy. The site includes general health information as well as contact information and resources on a wide range of health topics from over 1,600 Government and non-profit organizations. The topics covered are related to the focus areas of Healthy People 2010.

The site, also available in Spanish, provides the following information:

  • Quick guide to health living
    • Eat healthy
    • Get...
Quick Guide For Clinicians Based on TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment 03/19/08

This guide accompanies the Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment, Number 45 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is based entirely on TIP 45 and is designed to meet the needs of the busy clinician for concise, easily accessed “how-to” information.

This guide is divided into the following sections:

  • Why a quick guide?...
Quick Guide For Administrators Based on TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment 03/19/08

This quick guide was developed to accompany Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment, Number 45 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is based entirely on TIP 45 and is designed to meet the needs of the busy administrator for concise, easily accessed “how-to” information.

This guide is divided into the following sections:

  • Why...
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) 03/19/08

The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. This tool helps people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities.

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for Trauma Patients 03/19/08

This guide will help Level I and Level II hospital trauma centers implement an Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) Program. It may also benefit disaster-related substance abuse screening efforts.

Screening and Assessment for Family Engagement, Retention, and Recovery (SAFERR) Guidebook 03/19/08

Caseworkers can use this tool to screen parents for potential substance use disorders in order to make decisions about children’s safety. It also provides guidance on developing collaborative efforts to improve outcomes for families.

The appendices contain a facilitators guide, fact sheets, examples of screening and assessment tools for substance use disorders, and examples of safety and risk assessments for use by child welfare staff.

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