Our Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist works with our healthcare team to identify health problems within our Tribe, determine and investigate health problems and health hazards, and lead programs designed to reinforce healthy behavior.
Our Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist can connect those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and asthma with needed resources and help members manage their health care needs and help them to improve their overall wellness We can help explain conditions and answering questions, and help monitor progress.
We also focus on prevention and screening for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and associated lifestyle factors (diet, physical activity, smoking, and alcohol. We work collaboratively with our members and through shared decision-making, set goals and develop a unique, personalized “Prevention Prescription”. This approach has been shown to improve patient chronic disease prevention and screening outcomes by 37%.
The primary focus for our Chronic Disease Prevention Specialist is to assist members with tobacco cessation and tobacco use prevention.
We provide holistic health and wellness resources to the Little Shell Community, including commercial tobacco use cessation tools and traditional tobacco use education. To ensure success in these wellness journeys, we offer educational and mentoring opportunities to navigate the barriers created by the commercial tobacco industry.
To support our efforts to end the use of commercial tobacco we have partnered with Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (Good Health & Wellness in Indian Country – CDC – Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (rmtlc.org) and the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP).
If you, or someone you love, would like help ending commercial tobacco dependence please call the quit line best suited for your successful cessation!
QUIT YOUR WAY with the Montana Tobacco Quit Line
Quitting nicotine is hard. For FREE help quitting ALL commercial tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes.
Staffed 7 days a week: 5 AM to 11 PM, with 24 hour voicemail. Please leave us a message and we will call you back!
To link directly to these programs, select the button to the left.
Montana Tobacco Quit Line: NEW online chat feature
*NEW* Chat with a coach through the Quit Line webpage
A FREE personalized quit plan
5 FREE pro-active cessation coaching sessions
8 weeks of FREE nicotine replacement therapy available for callers engaged in the program
Reduced cost cessation medication
For more information, view the Montana Tobacco Quit Line Frequently Asked Questions.
Quit Now Montana Pregnancy Program: NEW Increased Cash Incentives
In addition to the Montana Tobacco Quit Line services, the Quit Now Montana Pregnancy Program offers:
Be sure to identify yourself as pregnant when calling the Montana Tobacco Quit Line!
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American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quit Line
In addition to the Montana Tobacco Quit Line services, the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quit Line offers: