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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.