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Module 3: Program Clearinghouse

The HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded rural communities to implement tobacco cessation and prevention activities as part of the 330A Outreach Authority program. This program focuses on expanding access to healthcare services in rural areas.

Examples of current 330A Outreach Authority grantees and other promising programs that developed a tobacco prevention or cessation program in a rural community are provided below. Evidence-based and promising service models for improving tobacco cessation and prevention are available in Module 2.

  • Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
    Project: Alaska's Tobacco Quit Line, TPC Community Based Grant Program, Alaska Native Workgroup
    Synopsis: This comprehensive tobacco control program seeks to decrease tobacco use in Alaska by providing funding for local tobacco strategies to support tobacco-free policies and promoting the state tobacco quitline and local cessation resources.
  • Altura Centers for Health
    Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program
    This health clinic uses a quality improvement intervention to improve tobacco use screening and increase tobacco cessation referrals for patients.
  • Na Pu`uwai
    Tobacco Cessation Program
    This healthcare organization offers culturally-appropriate and evidence-based tobacco cessation services to Native Hawaiian patients on the island of Molokai.
  • National Native Network
    Keep it Sacred
    This national network of tribal organizations seeks to decrease commercial tobacco use by linking tribal communities to culturally-tailored tobacco control tools and resources.
  • North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy (BreatheND)
    Projects: North Dakota's Comprehensive Tobacco Prevention Program
    Synopsis: BreatheND worked with the North Dakota Department of Health and local public health units across the state to reduce tobacco use through policy change and tobacco prevention messaging.
  • Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Network
    Project Title: Spit it Out
    This network focuses on promoting tobacco-free policies, reducing tobacco use among dual tobacco users, and preventing initiation of tobacco use among elementary school students.
  • Upper Peninsula Health Care Network
    Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program
    This healthcare network provides support to rural clinicians in order to improve screening and treatment of tobacco users.
  • Vermont Department of Health Tobacco Control Program
    802Quits, Down and Dirty, and CounterBalanceVT
    The Vermont Department of Health Tobacco Control Program promotes tobacco cessation through online, in-person, or phone tobacco cessation counseling services and free tobacco cessation medication. They also have a tobacco prevention social branding campaign for teens identifying as “Country” and a community education campaign that addresses the influence of point-of-sale tobacco advertising on youth.