Systematic design of patient and staff smoking cessation processes at state operated substance abuse facilities in North Carolina
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Design a smoking cessation program that is integrated into the alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs already offered by state operated facilities. Demonstrate how a design and continuous quality improvement approach can be used to systematically implement evidence-based smoking cessation interventions within existing treatment contexts. Evaluate the effectiveness of these methods in achieving smoking cessation outcomes for a vulnerable population in North Carolina.
Keyword(s): Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse Treatment
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the principal investigator for this project and the lead author for the grant proposal funding this work. I have a background in implementation research and continuous quality improvement which are the key approaches used and tested for this project. Training service providers is also an important component and I run UNC SPH's Center for Global Learning which will provide the distance learning expertise for designing a customized training program for health professionals.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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