Join the Smoke Free Families Learning Collaborative – enrollment is OPEN! Click here for more details!
The Ohio AAP’s Smoke Free Families Learning Collaborative aims to build upon the existing relationships between primary care providers and families by addressing caregiver and family member smoking behavior early in a child’s life, during infant well visit appointments. A screening tool has been developed for easy implementation into clinical practice to allow providers to seamlessly screen for family member smoking and utilize the 5As (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange) for smoking cessation.
- Tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality to young children.
- Pediatricians have a unique opportunity to intervene and support families in creating a smoke-free home for their baby.
- Babies who live in a smoke free home:
- are healthier and live longer
- are more likely to meet developmental milestones on time
- get fewer coughs, colds, and ear infections
- go to the hospital less
- have a reduced risk for asthma
- have a reduced risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Opportunities for Involvement:
We are currently recruiting for participation in the Smoke Free Families Learning Collaborative. We are planning to host a learning session in early 2018 for interested primary care providers. Throughout the collaborative, participating providers will receive:
- Easy to use screening tool to assess caregiver and family member smoking behavior of children from birth to 1 year of age
- Training and support in implementing an evidence based smoking cessation intrevention
- Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit for up to 21 medical specialties participating as part of the American Board of Medical Specialties (including 25 points by the American Board of Pediatrics and 20 points by the American Board of Family Medicine)
- 10 points of American Board of Pediatrics MOC Part II Self-Assessment
- 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
- Track behavior change over time
- Resources for families made available
The Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime program is funded by the Ohio Department of Health.