- Adult Immunizations
- Alcohol and Substance Use (SBIRT)
- Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for ARI
- Childhood Obesity
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Stroke Prevention
- Diabetes in Adult Patients
- Gestational Diabetes
- Hepatitis B and C
- Motivational Interviewing
- Pediatric Immunizations
- Preconception & Interconception Care
- Tobacco Cessation and Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Below are the latest happenings with Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative (CCGC)'s Tobacco Program. Please check back often for new information, events, and updates.
- CCGC Tobacco Minigrant Report
- AAP Policy Statement on Tobacco Use: A Pediatric Disease (November 2009)
- Medicaid Improves Smoking Cessation Benefit (September 2009)
- Medicaid Improves Smoking Cessation Benefit - Spanish version (October 2009)
- Chantix label update (July 2009)
- Fax-To-Quit Referral Form for CO QuitLine (April 2010)
- Revised Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke Exposure Guideline 2009 (May 2009)
- Heart Month Raises Awareness about Steps to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease: Quit Smoking and Eliminate Exposure to Secondhand Smoke (February 2009)
- CCGC Tobacco Program recognized nationally in NCQA Quality Profiles - Order your own copy (December 2008)
- Colorado Piloting "Medical Home" Health Care Reform on KCFR Colorado Public Radio (December 2008)
- May 7th Release of United States PHS Guideline Update: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (May 2008)
- CHANTIX® (varenicline) Package Insert Update (January 2008)
- MD News article "Integrating Tobacco Cessation into Clinical Practice: Tobacco Rapid Improvement Activity (TRIA)" (January 2008)
- Denver Post article "No butts about it: Smokeout working"
May 7th Release of United States PHS Guideline Update: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
On May 7th, the U.S. Public Health Service released the 2008 Clinical Practice Guideline Update: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. It represents nearly two years of work by a 24-member panel. The Guideline Update is designed to provide an evidence-based blueprint for clinicians and health systems to assist patients who smoke to successfully quit tobacco use.
The 2008 Guideline Update panel reviewed more than 8,700 research articles on tobacco dependence published between 1975 and 2007, and conducted more than 50 meta-analyses. The draft document was reviewed by more than 90 independent peer reviewers, including CCGC's own Dr. Elizabeth Kraft. It was sponsored by a consortium of eight Federal Government and nonprofit organizations: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); National Cancer Institute (NCI); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF); The American Legacy Foundation; and the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention.
Copies of the Guideline and its companion materials are available at www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco.
In addition, on May 7th, an electronic summary of the Guideline written by the panel was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (www.ajpm-online.net). Also, on May 7th, a commentary was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by Dr. Carlos Jaén and Dr. Michael Fiore, titled: A Clinical Blueprint to Accelerate the Elimination of Tobacco Dependence.
The Guideline Update was released on May 7th at an event hosted by the American Medical Association at their headquarters in Chicago. That event featured some of the nation's leading public health and medical officials, including Dr. Ron Davis, Dr. Tom Frieden, Dr. Sue Curry, Dr. Carlos Jaén, Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Dr. Tracy Orleans, Dr. Scott Leischow, and former Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. C.Everett Koop. The Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative was proud to be one of more than 55 organizations that reviewed and endorsed the Guideline Update announced at the May 7th release. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Partnership for Prevention have posted a webcast of the event available at:
www.rwjf.org or www.prevent.org.
Finally, please join the Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative for an informational webinar Tuesday, June 3, 2008 from 12:00 -1:00 pm on the Guideline Update. Hear Dr. Elizabeth Kraft, Tobacco Medical Director for CCGC review the updated guideline highlighting areas of new or expanded information. Please visit www.coloradoguidelines.org/tobacco/professionaldevelopment.asp to register or to view the recorded webinar (recording available after June 6, 2008).
The CCGC Tobacco Team
For questions and additional information, please contact CCGC at (720) 297-1681.