New York City Treats Tobacco (NYCTT) helps facilitate system-level changes to help you help your patients quit smoking. NYCTT provides free services to medical and behavioral healthcare organizations in all five of New York City's boroughs.
WORK WITH US
New York City Treats Tobacco's (NYCTT) mission is to reduce tobacco-related morbidity and mortality by partnering with healthcare organizations to help their patients quit smoking.
NYCTT's Project Coordinators implement the NYCTT Practice Facilitation Program Framework in our work with health systems. NYCTT leverages evidence-based recommendations from the Million Hearts Tobacco Cessation Change Package and the Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update in our NYCTT Practice Facilitation Program Framework.
NYCTT works with all types of healthcare organizations, but prioritizes partnerships that address tobacco use disparities. We welcome collaboration from organizations that serve low-income communities, individuals living with serious mental illness, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
NYCTT services include, but are not limited to:
Tobacco Dependence Treatment Policies and Workflows
- NYCTT will work with your organization to create or update your organization's Tobacco Dependence Treatment policy and clinical pathway workflow.
Healthcare Provider Training
- NYCTT hosts tobacco-related in-person trainings and webinars for providers, staff, and other health professionals. Trainings are tailored to your needs but may include the following topics: tobacco use treatment, motivational interviewing, and billing and reimbursement.
Electronic Health Records and Automated Referrals
- NYCTT quality improvement specialists will enhance clinical decision support by facilitating electronic health record modifications that prompt and support routine screening and treatment. They will also help your organization develop a smokers’ registry to facilitate automated referrals to New York State Smokers' Quitline, Opt-to-Quit™, and/or the Asian Smokers' Quitline.
- NYCTT will consult with you to determine your health system priorities; to support these priorities, NYCTT will set and communicate specific and measurable performance and quality goals.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy Supply
- NYCTT can provide free nicotine replacement therapy while supplies last.
- NYCTT can supply materials for cessation including educational brochures and pamphlets.
Initial Meeting (30 min.)
- Our team and your organization discuss NYCTT’s services and determine areas for collaboration.
- Both parties sign a non-binding Participation Agreement to kick-off the partnership.
TDT Model & Workflow (1 hr.)
- We work with your organization to create a tailored Tobacco Dependence Treatment policy and supporting clinical workflow.
Review Policy & Implementation Strategies (1.5 hrs.)
- Your organization’s leadership signs and adopts the policy.
- Our team works with you to select and define implementation strategies to support solidifying the new policy into practice.
- Your organization may also choose to complete a needs assessment, which our team will then use to develop a recommendations report that will give us a deeper look into avenues for effective system changes (+30 min.).
Implementation & Sustainability (Ongoing)
- Your organization implements agreed-upon changes with NYCTT’s support throughout the process.
- Your organization tracks performance, evaluating changes and determining their sustainability.
We currently have a select number of health systems change mini-grants of between $1,000 to $2,500 to support the implementation of your organization's tobacco-dependence treatment policy. Qualifying organizations can use this funding to pay for, for example, clinician Tobacco Treatment Specialist training, EHR modifications, or NRT supplies.
To learn more about how your organization can receive a mini-grant for tobacco cessation systems change, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are located in Manhattan at 708 Broadway on the 7th floor. If your organization is interested in learning more about our resources and opportunities to enhance tobacco dependence treatment smoking cessation efforts or collaborating to raise awareness about smoking and health disparities, contact us at NYCTT@nyu.edu.