Prevention & Education
CKF Addiction Treatment partners with organizations regionally and statewide to help create healthier communities through prevention and educational programs and presentations.
Kansas Prevention Collaborative
The collaborative has two main goals:
- Integrate behavioral health prevention efforts (substance use disorders, suicide prevention, mental health promotion, problem gambling education and awareness)
- Allocate greater resources to local level, community-driven prevention efforts
The Kansas Prevention Collaborative website has a wide range of resources for local communities including information on prevention topics, eLearning modules, and a listing of local coalitions across the state working in different prevention areas.
Live Well Saline County
CKF is one of the founding members of Live Well Saline County. Live Well Saline County works to achieve the following goals.
- Increase accessibility to good nutrition and safe physical activity.
- Promote healthy eating and physical activity.
- Encourage individuals to choose healthy eating and physical activity.
- Enhance existing programs centered on healthy eating and physical activity.
Saline County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition
The Saline County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition has four main goals:
- Reduce tobacco products use by preventing initiation of use among young people
- Promote quitting among young people and adults
- Eliminate nonsmokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke
- Identify and eliminate the disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups.
To achieve these goals the Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition has two subcommittees.
- Cessation Committee
- School Committee
The Saline County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition meets monthly. Subcommittees meet six times per year. For more information on the coalition including meeting dates contact Rachel Bieker. (785) 825-6224 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief Tobacco Intervention Online Training
This is a free online training provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that helps physicians learn how to effectively talk with their patients about tobacco in less than three minutes. It is based on national clinical practice guidelines for treating tobacco use and dependence. The training covers:
- Communicating with patients
- Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) medications
- Options for pregnant women
- Kansas Medicaid coverage
- Making a referral to the Kansas Tobacco Quitline (free telephone counseling)
Get Real About Tobacco
- Increase knowledge and awareness of the dangers of tobacco use.
- Provide skills to help youth resist peer pressure to use tobacco.
- Encourage students who do use tobacco products to quit.
Sessions will be held in the CKF Outpatient Building, 617 E. Elm Street. There is a program fee of $40 to attend and pre-registration is required. Please call for class dates.