Smoke Free For Me – Wave 2: Screen and Intervene to Build Smoke Free Homes for Ohio Families

In an effort to improve infant mortality rates and long-term health outcomes for Ohio’s children, The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) will launch Wave 2 of the Smoke Free For Me Pediatric Learning Collaborative on September 22, 2018.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has indicated that secondhand smoke increases the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in otherwise healthy infants. Not only does smoking during pregnancy increase this risk, but infants who are exposed to secondhand smoke after birth are also at a greater risk for SIDS. Unfortunately, many caregivers begin to smoke again after giving birth due to the stresses of parenthood. Thus, the pediatric office visit is a great time to educate families about this risk and encourage them to quit smoking.

The Ohio AAP has developed a learning collaborative to assist you in decreasing in-home smoke exposure for infants from birth to 12 months.  You will be provided with easy to use tools that can be implemented seamlessly into any size pediatric practice.

These tools include:

  • scantron data collection tool that requires no data entry
  • talking points
  • handouts and resources for all of your families

Additionally, participating providers will receive:

  • training in implementing the 5As (Ask, Assess, Advise, Assist, Arrange) of smoking cessation in a pediatric setting
  • training in supporting and tracking behavior change
  • a free or reduced rate to attend Ohio AAPs annual meeting
  • networking oppoturnites with other healthcare providers interested in smoking cessation
  • quality improvement coaching

Wave 1 Provider:

“Best part of this project to date: 

We had a patient who was positive for “Others smoking in the home” at baby’s one week check, when we were in the first week of the surveys.

They came in for the baby’s one month check, practically snatched the survey out of our hands because they were so excited to fill it in. Dad had gone to his physician and started on Chantix to help with stop smoking right after the first visit, when we had talked about the dangers of secondhand smoke. They were very proud of the fact that they were now a ‘Smoke Free’  family!!”

Overall, this program is free of charge, easy to conduct in any busy office setting, and every participant will receive 25 points of MOC 4 credit.

Click on the link to register:

or contact Kristen Fluitt at  or 614-846-6258 if you have questions or want more information about the program.33

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