2015-2016 Mini-Grant Recipients

The American Academy of Family Physicians awarded Chapter and Residency Program Mini-Grants of $4,000 each to the following 10 chapters and family medicine residencies. 2015-2016 mini-grant recipients showcased innovative programs to promote healthy interventions in preventing and treating tobacco use and nicotine dependence.

Creighton University Family Medicine Residency Program

(Omaha, NE)

The goal of this project is to increase awareness among members of the community —especially the non-English speaking refugee population — about the harmful effects of tobacco use. It will address the issue from personal, medical, financial and social standpoints using culturally specific visual and auditory educational materials.
Final Report>>(66 KB PDF)

Deaconess Family Medicine Residency Program

(Evansville, IN)

Deaconess Family Medicine Residency is beginning a partnership with Vanderburgh County Health Department to deliver the Baby and Me Tobacco Free program — a nationally recognized smoking cessation program targeting pregnant women — to its Centering (prenatal group) program participants.
Final Report>>(85 KB PDF)

Delaware Academy of Family Physicians

The DAFP will continue its collaboration with the American Lung Association to prevent tobacco use among young Delawareans through age 24 and decrease the social acceptability of tobacco use.
Final Report>>(263 KB PDF)

Honor Health Scottsdale Osborn Family Medicine Residency Program

(Scottsdale, AZ)

Honor Health Family Medicine Residency will cultivate an effective and efficient system to provide tobacco cessation counseling to patients. Through its patient-centered medical home, EHR, and evidence-based methods, the program will strive significantly improve the health of its high-risk, underserved population.
Final Report>>(95 KB PDF)

Illinois Academy of Family Physicians

Through participation in this QI project, providers will create a system to screen, identify, and counsel at-risk patients and parents of pediatric patients on the dangers of tobacco use, advise them to quit, and refer them to cessation resources. The goal of this project is to increase both screening and counseling for tobacco use during patient visits.
Final Report>>(126 KB PDF)

Kansas Academy of Family Physicians

Almost three-quarters of Wichita tobacco retailers are within 1,000 feet of a school. Exposure to tobacco ads leads to youth initiation. KAFP will assist the Tobacco Free Wichita Coalition in conducting Neighborhood Conversations with six target populations to educate the public and help determine which evidence-based policy interventions would reduce tobacco’s impact.
Final Report>>(818 KB PDF)

McGraw Northwestern Family Medicine Residency Program

(Grayslake, IL)

This project will incorporate e-cigarette questioning into the EHR as part of the definition of meaningful use, enabling residents to identify individuals — namely adolescents — who would benefit from early detection of e-cigarette use and intervention.
Preliminary Report>>(86 KB PDF)

Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

Mississippi has four accredited Family Medicine residency programs. The Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation will facilitate tobacco treatment and motivational interviewing trainings with all of these programs to ensure that these residents feel confident in their ability to counsel patients who use tobacco.
Final Report>>(93 KB PDF)

Missouri Academy of Family Physicians

The Tar Wars poster contest brings awareness to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders on the hazards of tobacco and vapor products. This project will use the contest to promote the reality of tobacco’s devastating impact on health to elementary students at a time when they are beginning to become aware of their social and physical environments and the choices they make.
Final Report>>(101 KB PDF)

University of Texas Southern Family Medicine Residency Program

(Dallas, TX)

This study will implement a two-pronged approach to facilitate smoking cessation amongst select MUP in Dallas County. Residents will receive education and training in smoking cessation therapies through workshops and hands-on experiences, and will then spend time in area shelters providing education and linking homeless clients with cessation resources and therapies.
Final Report>>(94 KB PDF)

Supported in part by a grant from the AAFP Foundation.