Health care providers use their clinical expertise to help patients get well and stay healthy. Living Healthy in Washington County can help by partnering with clinics working on community health and health reform prevention initiatives. One major area of focus is in supporting tobacco cessation in patients.
Tobacco use is the #1 leading cause of preventable death In Minnesota
Tobacco use creates $3.2 billion in excess medical costs each year In Minnesota
Tobacco use is responsible for 6,312 deaths per year in Minnesota
⇒ Implementing or refining referral processes to community-based resources tobacco cessation
⇒ Enhancing practices around assessing tobacco use or exposure and cessation services offered to patients
⇒ Develop other systems, supports or policies that address, document or prevent tobacco use and exposure.