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State Briefs

Since December 2011, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Utah, and more recently Oklahoma and Washington have participated in the NAQC Public-Private Partnership Initiative to advance tobacco cessation coverage and sustainability of state quitlines.  The initiative, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides support to participating states through webinar presentations/trainings, monthly facilitated discussion groups, one-on-one technical assistance and resources available on the NAQC Public-Private Partnership web-page. 

To learn about state’s experiences in applying the information, please see the 2016  report  "A Promising Practices Report --Public-Private Partnership Initiative: Working to Advance Cessation Coverage among Private and Public Insurers" and the  2014 Progress Report

 

To learn more about each of the state’s specific goals and activities towards partnership development, please see each State’s Briefs (2011) and Progress Summaries (2014, 2016).

 

State Organization

 

Project Lead

E-mail

Telephone

Existing Cost-Sharing Partnerships

Current Partnership Focus

 

State Brief
(2011)

Progress Summary (2014)  Progress Summary (2016)

Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease

Position Vacant 

 

 

 

 

State as an employer

 

Employers and private health plans

 

URL

 URL  URL

Florida Department of Health

Robert Ostbye, MPH,
Statewide Tobacco Policy Manager

Robert.Ostbye@flhealth.gov

239-252-6218

 

None

Employers, county government, school districts, and city governments

 

URL

 URL   Not available

Kentucky Department for Health

Position Vacant 


Employers, city/county municapalities

State as an employer, Medicaid MCO’s, major private health plans, employers

 

URL

 URL  URL

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control

 

Sara Wolfe, MS, Quitline Manager

Sara.Wolfe@maryland.gov

410-767-1364

 

Medicaid FFP and quitilne billing Medicaid for medications

Employers, State as an employer, Medicaid, and private health plans.

 

URL

 URL  URL

Massachusetts; Department of Public Health, Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program

 

Patricia Henley, Director

patricia.henley@state.ma.us

617-624-6040

Medicaid FFP; private plans; trade unions

 

State as an employer; private health plans; Medicaid behavioral health carve-out

 

URL

 Not available   URL

New Hampshire Tobacco Prevention and Cessation    Program

Teresa Brown, BS, TTS

Teresa.Brown@dhhs.nh.gov

603-271-8949

None

Medicaid 

 

 

URL

 URL  URL

North Carolina Division of Public Health

Joyce Swetlick, MPH; Director of Tobacco Cessation

joyce.swetlick@dhhs.nc.gov

919-707-5402

NC State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees; Medicaid FFP, County/City municipalities, employers, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

 

Medicaid

 

 

N/A

 URL  URL
Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center Stephenson Cancer Research  Center  Paola Klein, MHR, CTTS, NCTTP  Paola-Klein@ouhsc.edu 405-271-8001 Ext 50474 Medicaid, State as Employer 

Medicaid benefit through Helpline

Not available  Not available  Not available 

Rhode Island Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program

Dana McCants Derisier, MS, Cessation Coordinator

Dana.MccantsDerisier@health.ri.gov

401-222-7625

 

None

Medicaid

 

URL

 URL  URL

Utah Department of Health

 

Sandra Schulthies, MS, Cessation Services Coordinator

sandys1@utah.gov

801-538-6502

Intermountain Healthcare/Select Health (large employer)contracts directly with a quitline vendor and Public Employees Health Plan (State as an employer) contracts with state quitline

 

Private health plans and employers, and Medicaid

 

URL

 URL  URL
Washington State Department of Health Nick Fradkin, Tobacco Cessation Consultant nick.fradkin@doh.wa.gov   360-236-3518 Some state employee plans, Medicaid FFS and 4 Medicaid MCOs, employers, health plans contract directly with service provider Health plans, Medicaid, State as Employer  N/A  N/A  URL

 

If you are interested in advancing cost –sharing partnerships in your state, please contact Deb Osborne, Manager of Public-private Partnerships at dosborne@naquitline.org.   

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