Participate In AAFP Office Champions Tobacco Project

Find out how you can get involved - and yes, some funding is available!

The AAFP is recruiting 50 family medicine practices for a quality improvement project that will train staff to integrate tobacco cessation activities into daily office routines. All applications will be considered; however, the project is targeting states which have a smoking prevalence rate of greater than 20 percent.

Each participating practice will designate an Office Champion to lead the project, as well as a physician who will ensure that the Office Champion receives the support he or she needs. The program will educate Office Champions through an online training module, live teleconferences, and a practice manual. The Office Champions will be required to submit an implementation plan to the AAFP and track and report results.

Practices that complete the program will receive $2,000 to cover administrative costs, plus materials for patients and recognition for practices. Participating sites will also be recognized in an advertisement in American Family Physician and on the AAFP website. Two Indiana practices participated in the pilot last year. Contact Missy Lewis (mlewis@in-afp.org) if you'd like to connect with them. 

The deadline to apply is May 8, 2012. Participating sites will be announced in late May, and project implementation and evaluation will take place from June through November, 2012.

To learn more or apply, visit www.aafp.org/online/en/home/clinical/publichealth/tobacco/officechampions.html

This project is supported by Pfizer Inc.