I thought this was a great side to share with all of you first and foremost…
Integrating Tobacco Control into Chronic Disease Programing:
Strategic planning and Collaboration at the State and Community Level:
Breaking Down the Silos: New Hampshire (NH) Tobacco Prevention and Control’s Collaboration with Chronic Disease Programs has the audience rolling…
With reduced funding to their CDC contract NH, has shifted to integration with state-level Chronic Disease Programs. They identified objectives of collaboration to be able to effectively move forward in the integration process. They focused on making the NH Try To STOP TOBACCO Resource Center a more active tool that Chronic Disease Programs can promote within their services. Additionally they noted that you should have a vested interest in the Chronic Disease Programs, know the staff, program goals, and clients, capacity, coverage and LOOK FOR OVERLAP!
So in closing, as we move forward with decreased funds we need to find ways to move forward WORKING SMARTER, NOT HARDER!
Talk with you all soon – Gustavo