Chapter and Residency Program Mini-Grants for Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention and Control
2016-2017 Mini-Grant Recipients
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) would like to thank the AAFP Foundation for supporting the Tobacco Chapter and Residency Program Mini-Grants for Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention and Control. This program has provided grants to chapters and residency programs for the last three years, resulting in innovative approaches for addressing tobacco and nicotine prevention. After careful consideration, the AAFP has decided to re-allocate this funding to support support the new Center for Diversity and Health Equity within the Population Health Department. We were very happy with the mini-grant funding model, and hope to use that model in the future with other projects and programs, where appropriate.
2016-2017 Mini-Grant Recipients
The AAFP Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention and Control Chapter/Family Medicine Residency Program Mini-Grants is an annual, customizable mini-grants that awarded $10,000 to the following 5 chapters and family medicine residencies. The following recipients showcased innovative programs that attempt to address tobacco and nicotine prevention and control by addressing clinical practice, social factors, or public policy. The grants were made possible with support from the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.
Aultman’s Family Medicine Residency Program will provide innovative tobacco cessation intervention through effective evidence-based methods and technology to aid and improve the health of high-risk, underserved patient populations. Medical assistants, nurses and residents will receive education/training in tobacco cessation from motivational interviewing, behavior change and appropriate non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapy.
Operating through family medicine residency programs, DAFP will (1) provide tobacco prevention programming for school students via Tar Wars and (2) improve tobacco cessation by training practices how to use a brief, evidence-based cessation intervention and linking patients to community services. Cessation counseling will be tracked in practice EHRs.
Healthcare providers have the ability and strong reputation that can advance health policies, educate decision makers, and increase community engagement. KAFP will partner with Tobacco Free Wichita Coalition’s Medical Advisory Council to increase provider engagement, advance local tobacco control strategies and share lessons learned with other coalitions.
Tobacco 21 Strike Force will rally family physicians, residents and students as advocates to support and introduce city ordinances and/or statewide legislation to raise the minimum age to 21 for the sale of tobacco products. Raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 will prevent youth tobacco use – and save lives.
NJAFP will train practices how to (1) use a brief, evidence-based intervention to support cessation and (2) link patients to community services. Cessation counseling and linkages will be tracked in practice EHRs. The project is part of an asthma curriculum for a large learning collaborative in PA and NJ.