Community Cessation Initiative (CCI)
Sandusky County Health Department aims to make tobacco cessation services available to all tobacco users, including the uninsured, Medicaid enrollees, pregnant women, and Ohioans insured by commercial carriers and other payers.
Tobacco users may either contact the Health Department directly or be referred to by a health care provider, community agency, or business. Tobacco users will be assigned to a specific cessation service, such as individual or group cessation counseling, based on their needs. This program also conducts relapse management services by keeping in touch with referred individuals to ensure that their tobacco cessation needs are being met and to assist them in finding other cessation services if needed.
This program provides referral and cessation services to all tobacco users, with a special focus on subgroups who have a higher probability of tobacco use and/or poor health outcomes associated with tobacco use. These subgroups include low income individuals, members of racial and ethnic minority groups (e.g. Hispanic/Latino, African-American), pregnant women, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and people with mental health or substance use disorders.