Tobacco Information for Healthcare Providers

​​What is the Illinois Tobacco Quitline?
It is a free and completely confidential telephone resource that provides tobacco cessation counseling and information to tobacco users who want to quit smoking. The Quitline is staffed by Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists. The Quitline has access to more than 200 languages, TDD for the deaf and hard of hearing, and clients can call in as many times as needed.

What is the benefit of being an Illinois Tobacco Quitline Referral Partner?
As an Illinois Tobacco Quitline Referral Partner, staff are committed to helping their clients quit smoking- whether it is their first attempt or their 8th attempt. Kane County Quitline Referral Partners proudly utilize the “5 A’s” of tobacco cessation-Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, & Arrange and ensure that tobacco use status is asked at every visit.

By referring patients to the Quitline for tobacco cessation counseling as a registered referral partner, providers are able to directly refer clients through fax. Once referred, The Quitline is required to make contact within 24 hours of referral.

As a referral partner, you will receive a monthly general summary of how many patients were referred, the type of counseling they received, and their tobacco status after a 7 month follow-up.

Who can become a registered referral partner?
Any healthcare facility that provides services to tobacco users. This includes primary care providers, mental health care providers, women’s health providers, chiropractors, ophthalmologist, dermatologists, etc.

How do I become a registered referral partner?
You can become a registered referral partner by completing a quick registration form. To complete this form, contact: KatzenbachAlexis@co.kane.il.us.

Links & Resources

Tobacco Intervention
Tobacco Treatment Blue Book
Illinois Quitline Healthcare Partners Toolkit/Materials Order Form
Quitline Calls Data FY17
Quitline Calls Data FY16

5 A's Training
The 5 A’s approach is a brief, goal-directed way to more effectively address tobacco use with patients with the goal of meeting tobacco users’ needs in terms of readiness to quit. Altogether, the 5 A’s may take 1 to 5 minutes, depending on a provider’s clinical setting and roles. The 5 A’s do not need to be applied in a rigid manner, and an entire office/clinical staff may be involved to support tobacco users.

5 A's Flyer

If you would like 5 A's Training please contact:
Alexis Katzenbach, MPH
Health Initiatives Coordinator
630-264-7670
Email: Katzenbachalexis@countyofkane.org

KCHD Tobacco Props Lending Library
The Health Department has a number of props that can be borrowed and used for teaching about the dangers of tobacco.

Lending Library Directory

To borrow props please contact:
Terry Roman
RomanTerry@co.kane.il.us
630-264-7653

Healthcare Providers Information Home Page
Resources:
Illinois Tobacco Quitline. (2015). Become a Quitline Referral Partner.
Retrieved From: https://quityes.org/quit-tobacco-for-healthcare-professionals.php​

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