Minnesota Quitline Network
ClearWay Minnesota is an active member of the Minnesota Quitline Network, a partnership with seven other Minnesota tobacco quitlines (administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica, Metropolitan Health Plan, PreferredOne and UCare). This partnership developed out of a need to ensure that all Minnesotans have access to the same basic level of services for tobacco cessation. In 2007, the collaborative launched the Minnesota Quitline Network Referral Program, enabling health care providers to use a single form and fax number to refer patients who use tobacco to quitline support. This allows providers to conduct brief interventions with their patients and easily connect them to appropriate tobacco quitline services. More information about the Minnesota Quitline Network Referral Program can be found here.
Demonstrating Return on Investment for Tobacco Cessation
Tobacco treatment is one of the most cost-effective preventive services, providing substantial return on investment in the short and long term. Investments in smoking cessation lead to improved health outcomes, resulting in lower health care costs and more affordable health insurance premiums. Download ClearWay Minnesota’s Return on Investment Fact Sheet here.