Receive FREE Practice Engagement Resources Now – and Continuing Support into 2021 – by Enrolling in Wave 4 of the Smoke Free Families Program

To encourage families to continue visiting pediatricians to keep kids healthy, the Ohio AAP has developed a series of resources for practices, including social media messaging and post cards. Now practices enrolling in the upcoming wave of the Smoke Free Families (SFF) project can receive printed, stamped post cards mailed directly to their offices – FREE following completion of the project kick-off meeting.

As Wave 4 of SFF prepares to launch in fall 2020, ensuring families continue to receive needed care is a top priority for the Ohio AAP. Using lessons learned from nearly 50 practices who have participated in this project, SFF will be support you in keeping families engaged in well child visits and addressing tobacco exposure when present. Smoking cessation resources include materials to screen, discuss, and refer families of infants to reduce exposure and improve family health.

Wave 4 of SFF will offer practices a rolling start from September through December, and offers resources including:

  • Easy data collection tool that requires NO CHART REVIEWS
  • Up to $1,000 in resources for all of your families – like Quit Line referral assistance, sleep sacks, technology assistance, and printed materials
  • Learn to implement the 5As of smoking cessation in your practice
    • Ask, Assess, Advise, Assist, Arrange – to promote behavior change
  • Networking opportunities with providers interested in smoking cessation
  • Personalized quality improvement coaching and Ohio AAP resources
  • 25 points of MOC IV credit awarded with program completion by June 2021

Registration is now open for Wave 4 of SFF! Contact Hayley Southworth to learn more at, or visit


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