Be the first to like this
From the the first Annual National Conference on Tobacco and Behavioral Health, which occurred May 19-20, 2014 in Bethesda, MD and was hosted by the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center, a program of The Danya Institute. You can see videos from the conference on our website www.ceattc.org (go to “Tobacco and Behavioral Health Resources” under “Special Topics”).
PRESENTERS: Theresa Jacob, MD, FAAFP, Family Medicine Physician, Family Health Centers of Georgia
Niambi Lavender-Coleman, MA, National Certified Medical Assistant, Family Health Centers of Georgia
This workshop will share practical tips on empowering clinic staff to take a leadership role in making systems changes to support tobacco cessation in Federally Qualified Health Centers. The presenters will explain the success of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Office Champions FQHC Tobacco Cessation project overall, and specifically at the Family Health Centers of Georgia. This workshop will provide information on how to support a tobacco-free culture with the Office Champions model by integrating changes into the clinical system thus increasing positive health outcomes by utilizing AAFP resources/patient education materials.
Participants will be able to:
- Define a Federally Qualified Health Center
- Describe the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Office Champions Tobacco Cessation project
- Discuss the link between tobacco cessation and behavioral health in patient care
- Describe the role of the Office Champion and Physician Champion in tobacco cessation
- Identify the steps on how to apply the AAFP Office Champions model in any practice
- Describe the health outcomes and successes of Family Health Centers of Georgia