213092 Smoking Cessation Programs in Pregnancy

Monday, November 9, 2009: 3:00 PM

Cathy Butler, BSW, CSW , Mom's Quit Connection, Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, Pennsauken, NJ
Mom�s Quit Connection, New Jersey�s free maternal child health smoking cessation program, offers counseling to patients and brief intervention training to clinicians. The clinician is able to use a pro active fax referral form to enroll patients in counseling. The partnership between MQC and the clinician offers a comfortable forum for assessment of the patients smoking status and advice about changing their consumption. The fax provides clinicians with an easy � to � use referral source. MQC offers each client a pregnancy/post partum individual treatment plan using behavior modification. We provide one on one cessation counseling as well as telephone support. We meet our clients in a location that they can get to easily. WIC sites, prenatal clinics, as well as other community sites. Over the past 7 years MQC has found the best approach to reach women during preconception, pregnancy and those parenting young children is to partner with the medical community who treats and

serves these clients.

Learning Objectives:
List five preventable risk factors associated with smoking and pregnancy. Apply a brief intervention fax referral system for pregnant smokers.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Community Liaison for the MOMS quit connection; part of Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.