Implementing a national smoke free health care services network
National coordinators are the key to the development of a national network of smoke free hospitals and health care facilities. Considering the difficulties to overcome resistance to change from hospital management and health professionals to the implementation of a comprehensive smoke free policy, ENSH has developed this implementation guide to assist national co-ordinators in their networking effort.
The implementation guide can assist you in adressing the following four main difficulties :
How to acquire financial and human resources on national level to set up a co-ordination office and to organise dissemination activities?
How to acquire support from governments, policy makers, health professionals, insurance companies and the media?
How to show that the ENSH concept would facilitate and promote implementation of national legislation banning smoking in health care institutions and public
How to persuade hospital managers to invest into a smoke free hospital concept?