Office Champions: A Systems Change Approach

Office Champions
Projects

Office Champions Tobacco Cessation Federally Qualified Health Centers Project (2013) -- Participants in 22 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) were trained to implement systems changes and integrate tobacco cessation activities into daily office routines.
Download the Tip Sheet for Physician Champions(1 page PDF)

Office Champions Behavioral Health and Tobacco Cessation Project (2015) -- People with mental illness smoke at rates that are twice as high as the general population. Access the Office Champions Tobacco Cessation Behavior Health Facts resource to learn how you can better help your patients with mental illness quit tobacco.

In 2009, the AAFP introduced the Office Champions model. The goal of this model is to incorporate the tools and information necessary to improve patient engagement in the area of tobacco cessation. In the context of the patient-centered medical home, Office Champions was developed as a quality improvement, systems-change model to integrate changes into the clinical work flow. Through a coordinated effort by the practice team, health care providers can improve the rate of interventions for tobacco and nicotine dependence, with the goal of improving their patients' health.

Office Champions Training Materials

Download the TreatingTobacco Dependence Practice Manual(24 page PDF)

Watch the training video below, which offers practical strategies for making system changes to improve success rates of tobacco cessation interventions.

Office Champions
Projects

Office Champions Tobacco Cessation Federally Qualified Health Centers Project (2013) -- Participants in 22 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) were trained to implement systems changes and integrate tobacco cessation activities into daily office routines.
Download the Tip Sheet for Physician Champions(1 page PDF)

Office Champions Behavioral Health and Tobacco Cessation Project (2015) -- People with mental illness smoke at rates that are twice as high as the general population. Access the Office Champions Tobacco Cessation Behavior Health Facts resource to learn how you can better help your patients with mental illness quit tobacco.