AAFP Reimagining Ask and Act Office Champions Project
Addressing Electronic Cigarette Use in Adolescents
Applications due May 31, 2019.
The AAFP is currently recruiting 20 family medicine practices to participate in a one-year Office Champions project. Office Champions is a quality improvement, systems-change model developed to help family physicians incorporate the tools and information necessary to improve patient engagement in the area of tobacco cessation.
The goal of the Reimagining Ask and Act Office Champions Project(2 page PDF) is to support family medicine practices to continue to build on the success of the AAFP’s Ask and Act Tobacco Cessation Program by revising the program to include systems changes, training, educational materials and practice resources specific to Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)(2 page PDF), with a focus on youth prevention and cessation.
Practices participating in the Reimagining Ask and Act Office Champions Project(2 page PDF) will receive materials, education, and technical support from the AAFP to support strategic planning around ENDS prevention and cessation, as well as $5,000 to cover administrative costs associated with the project.
The deadline to apply is May 31, 2019. Participating practices will be announced by late June 2019, and the project will run July 1, 2019 through June 2020.
This project is sponsored by the AAFP with support from the CVS Health Foundation.
- Practice uses electronic health records
- Practice is able to modify/make changes to electronic health records
- Practice is able to pull data from electronic health records
- Practice sees youth/adolescent patients (ages 13–24)
- Take part in an online orientation in June 2019.
- Present an overview of the Project to practice physicians and staff.
- Hold monthly check-ins via teleconference with the AAFP.
- Complete monthly data pulls from electronic health records.
- Identify and implement changes to better integrate tobacco and ENDS prevention and cessation activities into daily office routines.
- Create a practice culture that encourages continuous improvement.