Vermont Health Care Provider Education Initiative

Dates: 2007-2009

State: Vermont

Client(s): Vermont Department of Health

Service: Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Adolescent Health

The Vermont Department of Health Tobacco Control Program contracted with JSI to provide training and technical assistance around the state assisting medical practices to develop systems to determine the smoking status of every patient at every visit as a standard of care. This included an intervention and fax-referral for smokers for evidence-based assistance. JSI also coordinated the implementation of a pilot project to supply participating providers with nicotine replacement products to be dispensed to patients who were willing to make a quit attempt, but were unwilling to avail themselves of services.