Lane County Prevention Strategies
Trillium has invested a fixed monthly amount per member in prevention strategies. That dedicated investment funds several Lane County staff positions, including a prevention specialist, epidemiologist, and education program coordinator. The funding also pays for prevention programs aimed at reducing tobacco use, reducing childhood obesity, and improving mental health.
Reducing Tobacco Use
- Quit Tobacco in Pregnancy (QTiP): provides incentives to pregnant women to help them quit smoking both during and after pregnancy.
- Provider Trainings for Tobacco Cessation: training opportunities for clinical staff to become Tobacco Treatment Specialists. Outreach targets clinics participating in Behavioral Health/Primary Care integration projects, prenatal care clinics, and behavioral health providers.
- Botvin Life Skills Training (LST): a substance abuse and violence prevention program typically implemented in classroom settings. Students who receive the LST program have a significant reduction in tobacco use, among other positive health outcomes.
- Good Behavior Game: a classroom management tool that has shown to reduce tobacco use by up to 50 percent.
Reducing Childhood Obesity
- CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health): helps children to identify healthy foods and increase the amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity they engage in each day.
- NAP-SACC (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care): training and technical assistance for childcare providers on nutrition and physical activity best practices.
Improving Mental Health
- Triple P (Positive Parenting Program): a parenting series that teaches parents how to set and stick to reasonable limits, listen to their children and understand their feelings, and deal with the day-to-day stresses of parenting.
- Family Check-Up: identifies strengths and areas in need of attention in family functioning, and helps participants become motivated to make positive changes.
- Sources of Strength: an evidence-based program for schools to prevent suicide and to promote help-seeking behavior through training of peer leaders and caring adults.