Smoke Free for Me: Screen and Intervene to Build Smoke Free Homes for Ohio’s Children

Earn MOCPart IV Credit with the Ohio AAP’s Smoke Free for Me Learning Collaborative.

In an effort to improve infant mortality rates and long-term health outcomes for Ohio’s children, the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics will launch the Smoke Free for Me Pediatric Learning Collaborative in January 2018.

The program will assist pediatric primary care providers in decreasing in-home smoke exposure for infants birth to 12 months.  Participating providers will screen infants 0-12 months of age at every well visit appointment, using a smoke exposure screening tool.  Providers will implement the 5As (Ask, Assess, Advise, Assist, Arrange) of smoking cessation with caregivers during the well visit appointment for infants exposed to smoke in their home environment.

Other benefits of program participation include:  networking opportunities with other healthcare providers interested in smoking cessation, community resources for caregiver and family referral to address smoking cessation, guidance and quality improvement coaching from the Ohio AAP, practice facilitation assistance to develop a process to track behavior change over time, and resources and incentives for families.

Click here to register, or contact Kristen Fluitt at if you have questions or want more information about the program.

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