Development and Results of a Pilot Course on Commercial Tobacco Cessation Interventions with First Nations and Métis Peoples

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Marilyn Herie
TEACH Project
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

NAHO 2009 National Conference

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Development and Results of a Pilot Course on Commercial Tobacco Cessation Interventions with First Nations and Métis Peoples

  1. 1. Image c/o Cancer Care Ontario Aboriginal Tobacco Strategy Development and Results of a Pilot Course on Commercial Tobacco Cessation Interventions with First Nations and Métis Peoples NAHO National Conference Ottawa, Ontario November 24-26, 2009 Marilyn Herie, PhD, RSW
  2. 2. Roadmap • What is TEACH? • Overview of Specialty Course • Course development process • Evaluation results • Lessons learned 2
  3. 3. The TEACH Project 3
  4. 4. The TEACH Project (Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health) • A knowledge translation (KT) project designed to build capacity for cessation programs • 40 hour certificate Program accredited by University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine • Community of Practice follow-up to training • Open to health/community workers from all disciplines • 2000+ course participants since 2006 4
  5. 5. Overview of TEACH Certificate Program Application Accept Application Declined Complete application U of T OTRU Certificate online course Refer to minimal contact intervention Attend Core training Course (& Learning Assessments) Attend Specialty Join Community Course (& Learning Assessments) of Practice
  6. 6. Tobacco Interventions with Aboriginal Peoples • 2-day Specialty Course – Certificate in Intensive Cessation Counselling • Piloted May 28 – 29, 2009, Toronto 6
  7. 7. Course Faculty • Nicole Brisson, De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, Hamilton • Hillary Connolly, CAMH TEACH Project • Jeff D’Hondt, Aboriginal Service, CAMH • Kevin Fitzmaurice, Native Studies Dept. University of Sudbury • Ghislaine Goudreau, Sudbury and District Health Unit and Laurentian University • Elder Vern Harper, CAMH • Allan Pelletier, De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, Hamilton • Richard San Cartier, North Shore Tribal Council • Peter Selby, CAMH and University of Toronto • Sasha Sky, Thunder Bay District Health Unit • Brian Slegers, St. Joseph’s Hospital Sudbury and Rainbow District School Board • Senator Roland St. Germain, Elder, Métis Nation of Ontario
  8. 8. Course Content • Smudging and opening prayer (Elder Vern Harper) • Social determinants of health • Tobacco interventions with youth; youth panel • Legal and political framework • Promising practices & examples • Diabetes and tobacco use • Barriers & enablers to practice change • Drumming circle • Closing prayer (Elder Harper) 8
  9. 9. How did we get there? • Participatory research (Schnarch, 2004) • Community-based research (Shannon et al. 2007) • OCAP principles (First Nations Centre, 2007) • Apply  knowledge translation of educational practices (Masching, Allard and Prentice 2006) 9
  10. 10. Planning Group Collaborative Network Needs Identification OTRU Conference Curriculum Working Group Curriculum Development Bi-weekly Teleconferences Core Course Meeting Engagement Group Promotion & Applications “Snowball” Promotion CWG Partnerships Course Offering Specialty Course ApplicationReview Group Monitoring Evaluation: 4.7 / 5 2 days Learning Assessments Evaluation 160+ participants; Final 2, 3) (1, Edits 8 facilitators; Evaluations 2 elders; 5 youth Implementation of Results Open-Access Resources (Formative; Summative) 10
  11. 11. Lessons Learned • Time – Build relationships – Large planning group = slow process • Flexibility – Range of commitment – Create and maintain space for differing ideas • FN-centred – How to engage Métis and Inuit planners? 11
  12. 12. Thank you! Marilyn Herie (marilyn_herie@camh.net) www.teachproject.ca 12
  13. 13. www.teachproject.ca 13

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