Priority Area: Tobacco Use - Strategies and Partners Matrix

County Collaborating Hospitals Collaborating Counties Specific Focus Area Strategies and/or Interventions Partners
  • Cuba Memorial Hospital
  • Jones Memorial Hospital
  • Olean General Hospital
  • Bertrand Chaffee Hospital
  • TLC Health Network
  1. Increase the number of physicians who refer their patients who smoke to the New York State Smokers Quitline and a local smoking cessation program.
  2. Promote the New York State Smokers Quitline through local agencies and physicians.
  3. Promote use of the New York State Smokers Quitline and local smoking cessation programs through local media outlet campaigns.
Cayuga Auburn Memorial Hospital    
  1. Support and collaborate with regional tobacco programs to promote cessation, policy and practice changes to reduce second-hand smoke. This will include a collaborative effort with Auburn Memorial Hospital to educate maternity and public health nurses on tobacco cessation.
  2. Work with Cayuga County Community Health Network to support efforts applying for tobacco use prevention grant.
  3. Work with St. Joseph's Hospital to request tobacco cessation counselor training.
  4. Train LHD and hospital staff on methods to assist pregnant women in reducing tobacco use.
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Auburn Memorial Hospital
  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  1. Community Partnership works to address tobacco company advertising, sponsorship and promotion.
  2. Implement effective tobacco-free policies in the outdoor environment.
  3. Change public opinion about tobacco and tobacco use.
  4. Promote access to evidence-based cessation services.
Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Community Partnership includes:
  • Chemung County Health Department
  • Steuben County Health Department
  • Schuyler County Health Department
  • Arnot Odgen Medical Center
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Schuyler Hospital
  • Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital
  • Greater Southern Tier BOCES
  • American Cancer Society
  • Tobacco Control School Policy partners
  • Cessation Center at Arnot Ogden Medical Center
  • Finger Lakes Council on Alcoholism and Addictions
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Chemung County
  • Chemung Valley Rural Health Network
  • Noyes Memorial Hospital
  • FF Thompson Hospital
  1. Community Health Worker – Baby & Me Tobacco Free.
  2. WIC, Teenage Services Act, Maternal Child Health and Reproductive Health will provide NYS Smokers Quitline information and brief counseling.
  3. Conduct outreach to OB/GYN providers.
  4. Education and outreach regarding local resources to include on Livingston County Department of Health website.
  5. Tobacco Action Partnership encourages municipalities to sign a resolution to persuade local retailers to Reduce, Rearrange, Remove tobacco advertisements. Seven municipalities in Livingston County and six retailers have signed the resolution.
  6. Tobacco Partnership encourages local organizations to sign "No Thanks Big Tobacco."
  7. Tobacco Partnership works with local landlords on adopting smokefree policy. One multi-unit dwelling has signed on.
  • Tobacco Action Partnership
  • WIC
  • TASA
  • North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
  • Long Beach Medical Center
  • New Island Hospital
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • Winthrop University Hospital
  • Mercy Medical Center
  1. Evaluate all programs and educational materials currently offered.
  2. Establish smoke-free hospital campuses.
  3. Seek community input for smoking cessation classes.
  4. Conduct survey on best practice methods.
  5. Develop plan about educating hospital and physician staff.
  6. Develop provider education on discussing tobacco use and cessation with patients. CME credits will be awarded as an incentive.
  7. Develop media campaign with the Center for Tobacco Control and all hospitals.
  8. Hospital pharmacies will ensure that appropriate smoking cessation medications are part of their formulary.
  • North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
  • Long Beach Medical Center
  • New Island Hospital
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • Winthrop University Hospital
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Center for Tobacco Control
  • Tobacco Action Coalition
  • Crouse Hospital
  • University Hospital
  • Community General Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Madison
  • Oswego
  • Oneida
  • Cortland
  • Cayuga
  • Tompkins
  1. The Onondaga County Department of Health will convene a workgroup to develop policies, including a workbook for use by healthcare organizations in establishing tobacco-free campuses.
  2. The workgroup will also develop a technical assistance plan, disseminate the workbook, support implementation, and evaluate the process.
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Tobacco Cessation Center
  • Crouse Hospital
  • Tobacco-Free Onondaga County
  • Community General Hospital
  • Upstate Medical University
  • University Hospital
Oswego Oswego Hospital    
  1. The Onondaga County Department of Health staff will be trained as cessation counselors.
  2. Enforce the Adolescent and Tobacco Use Prevention Act and the Clean Indoor Act.
  3. The Oswego County Health Department will pursue additional funding for programs that provide education and support to residents who smoke and those who are fighting obesity.
  • Tobacco Free Network
  • Oswego Health
  • Rural Health Network
  • Samaritan Hospital (Northeast Health)
  • St. Mary's Hospital (Seton Health)
  1. Support activities of the Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition
  2. Promote tobacco cessation programs.
  • Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition
  • Seton Health Center for Smoking Cessation
St. Lawrence      
  1. Promote the NYS Smokers Quitline in all venues of department.
  2. Ask about tobacco usage at every encounter with clients.
  3. Provide counseling to homebound clients and referral to NYS Smokers Quitline.
  4. Refer to Tobacco Cessation Center of Northern New York.
  5. Work cooperatively with tobacco control partners in county.
  • Canton-Potsdam Hospital
  • EJ Noble Hospital
  • Claxton-Hepburn Hospital
  • Massena Memorial Hospital
  • Clifton-Fine Hospital
  • St. Lawrence County Health Initiative, Inc.
  • Cobleskill Regional Hospital
  • Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
  1. Promote NYS Smokers Quitline.
  2. Participate in the Great American Smokeout.
  3. Provide counseling at BP and glucose screening clinics.
  4. Educate providers about tobacco control practices.
RHENDOMS (Rural Health Education Network Delaware, Otsego, Montgomery and Schoharie) counties
  • Brookhaven Memorial Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
  • Huntington Hospital
  • John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
  • North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
  • St. Charles Hospital
  • St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
  • Southampton Hospital
  • Stony Brook University Medical Center
  1. Work with hospitals to develop a template for a comprehensive tobacco control policy.
  2. Provide cessation classes for staff and community.
  3. Provide staff training in cessation and how to educate patients about avoiding exposure to second-hand smoke.
  4. Identify additional resources available to hospitals.
Suffolk Smoking Cessation Work Group (includes many community groups and hospitals)
  1. Educate more than 150 youths and adults annually on the benefits of tobacco use prevention and cessation. Utilize APRIL aging technology and promote NYS Smokers Quitline.
  2. Provide smoking cessation classes to a minimum of 10 participants annually. A minimum of four sessions per program on smoking cessation techniques will be offered twice a year. In addition, the NYS Smokers Quitline will be promoted.
  3. Conduct media campaign using various media outlets to encourage individuals who use tobacco products to quit and discourage those who do not use tobacco products from ever starting, reaching at least 2,500 people.
  4. Educate at least 2,000 youths and adults to recognize the advertising techniques of "Big Tobacco" companies in recruiting new smokers through community and school presentations.
  5. By December 2013, a minimum of 4 school districts will participate in a tobacco use and risk behavior survey. Administer survey to all students in grades 6-12 to determine tobacco-use status and frequency, attitudes about tobacco and perceived risk of tobacco use.
  • Tobacco-Free Action Coalition
  • Tri-County Cessation
  • Prevention Connections
  • Independent consultants