Oregonians with disabilities use tobacco more than Oregonians without disabilities. And yet, people with disabilities are just as likely to want to quit tobacco as people without disabilities . To address this, the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the Oregon Health Authority's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program are working together on a project called the Tobacco Education Project for People with Disabilities. The project engages Oregon's disability service provider organizations to participate by: 1) developing automatic referral systems to connect staff and clients to the Quit Line; 2) disseminating Oregon Tobacco Quit Line brochures branded for people without disabilities; and/or 3) becoming a tobacco free workplace/campus.
- Disseminated a survey to hundreds of Developmental Disability service providers
- Delivered a state-wide webinar
- Developmental disability specific SmokeFree Oregon materials
- Added a "Physical Limitation" question to the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line and
- Facilitated relationship building among local disability service providers and Tobacco Prevention and Education Programs. There is a Tobacco Prevention and Education Programs program in every Local Health Department and Tribe across the state.
For more information:
Angela Weaver, Project Manager, Oregon Office on Disability and Health, 503-494-1205, email@example.com
Hilde Hinkel, MPH, Health Systems Policy Specialist, Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section, 971-673-3182, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tobacco Education Program Resources
Webinar: What’s New in Supporting Oregonians with Disabilities to be Tobacco Free