Abbott Northwestern Hospital Funds Community Anti-Tobacco Initiatives
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott Northwestern Hospital's Healthier Communities Task Force has granted the following awards for programs related to smoking cessation and prevention.
*Minneapolis American Indian Center -- $10,000
*Ginew/Golden Eagles -- Legal Eagles
*Decrease health risks associated with smoking in the American Indian
Community in Phillips & Powderhorn neighborhoods; reduce youth access to tobacco; reduce tobacco advertising in our community; develop culturally appropriate guidelines for smoke-free hoes & cars, thereby reducing second-hand smoke.
*Carondelet LifeCare Ministries -- $9,730
*Smoking Cessation at St. Mary's Health Clinics-Powderhorn Phillips Project
Encourage all known patients who smoke to stop smoking; teach smokers the dangers of smoking; assist patients who smoke to quit smoking.
Andersen School Based Clinic & Children's Hospitals and Clinics -- $9,674
Andersen School Based Clinic Tobacco Abuse Prevention Project Implement smoking prevention curriculum for all middle school students at Andersen Schools; Implement smoking cessation program to all household members of asthmatic children at Andersen.
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation -- $10,000
FirstStep ... by Phone Assist smokers in Phillips & Powderhorn to quit smoking through a telephone-based intervention program.
``Our goal is to improve the health of our community,'' said Joyce Krook, Abbott Northwestern's director of Community Relations. ``We chose to focus on tobacco this year, and we are particularly concerned about the problem of asthma among the children in our neighborhood.''
Abbott Northwestern Hospital is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a non-profit network of hospitals, clinics and other health care services. Allina Hospitals & Clinics provides care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.