Healthy Alaskans 2020

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healthyalaskans@alaska.gov

State of Alaska -
Division of Public Health
Lisa DH Aquino, MHS
Community Health Improvement Manager
3601 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907)269-3456


Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium - Division of
Community Health Services

Emily Read
Operations Director
3900 Ambassador Drive, Suite 401
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-3941


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Evidence-based Strategies:
3
. Increase the proportion of Alaskans who are tobacco-free (Adults)

Alaska Strategies

  1. Enact statewide or community comprehensive smoke-free workplace laws.

  2. Adopt and implement comprehensive tobacco-free policies for multi-unit housing and higher education and healthcare campuses.

  3. Train healthcare providers to Ask at every visit, Advise patients to quit, and Refer to cessation services. Document in the electronic health record systems.

Click here for detailed information about these strategies.


Other Strategies

National Prevention Strategy: Tobacco Free Living

Description: The Strategy identifies actions that governments, businesses, health care systems, schools, community organizations and individuals can take to implement these recommendations across multiple settings.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Implement and sustain comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs, including comprehensive tobacco free and smoke-free policies and paid media advertising. Work with the FDA to enforce provisions in the Tobacco Control Act. Implement and enforce policies and programs to reduce youth access to tobacco products. Balance traditional beliefs and ceremonial use of tobacco with the need to protect people from secondhand smoke exposure.

CDC's Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs

Description: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's best practices for comprehensive tobacco control programs.

Specific Programs/Strategies: CDC’s evidence-based guide helps states plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use with a comprehensive approach that includes educational, clinical, regulatory, economic, and social strategies.

U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence

Description: The U.S.P.H.S. provides new, effective clinical treatments for tobacco dependence based on published, evidence-based research. The Guidelines urge every clinician, health plan, and health care institution to ask patients two key questions: “Do you smoke?” and “Do you want to quit?”

Specific Programs/Strategies: The overarching goal is that clinicians strongly recommend the use of effective tobacco dependence counseling and medication treatments to patients who use tobacco, and that health systems, insurers, and purchasers assist clinicians in making effective treatments available. Ten key guideline recommendations.

Project WISE

Description: Designed to promote smoking cessation among women smokers. The Project WISE intervention targets women who have recently had an abnormal Pap result or colposcopy. The intervention incorporates up to four brief calls (lasting approximately 15 minutes each) over a 6-month period from a counselor who is trained in motivational interviewing and smoking cessation treatment.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Motivationally enhanced smoking cessation counseling.

  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Setting: Clinical
  • Recommendation: Research Integrity-4.1; Intervention Impact-3.0; Dissemination Capability-4.5 (Scale: 0-5)
  • Review Agency: NCI RTIPS
  • Related Topics: Cancer mortality, LHI #1
  • Website: Project WISE