Office Champions Tobacco Cessation Federally Qualified Health Centers Project
The AAFP is now recruiting 20 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) for the Office Champions Tobacco Cessation FQHC Project. This project will provide practical strategies through an online training module, live teleconferences and assorted materials for making system changes in medical practices to improve tobacco cessation activities.
Recognition and Compensation
Find out how your practice will be recognized for excellence in tobacco cessation and compensated for your administrative costs.
About the Use of Tobacco Products Among FQHC Patients
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults who live in poverty are more likely to smoke than those who live above poverty level.
- According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, approximately 93 percent of FQHC patients live at or below poverty level.
- Studies indicate that more than 40 percent of FQHC patients use tobacco.
- According to the Health Resources and Services Administration 2011 National Data, while an estimated 79.5 percent of Community Health Center (CHC) patients were queried about tobacco use at least once, only 52.7 percent of these patients received tobacco cessation advice or medication.
For more information, contact AAFP Office Champions Federally Qualified Health Centers Project Manager Michele Raney at email@example.com or 800-274-2237 x 3140.
The 2012 Tobacco Cessation National Dissemination Project Final Report
The 2012 Tobacco Cessation National Dissemination Project assisted 50 family medicine practices across the country in making system changes to integrate tobacco cessation activities into their daily office routines. View the Tobacco Cessation National Dissemination Project Final Report (12-page PDF file. About PDFs) and a list of practices recognized for excellence in tobacco cessation (1-page PDF file. About PDFs) that successfully completed the National Dissemination Project.
This project is supported by Pfizer Inc.