The Infant Mortality Rate in Ohio is Increasing: Together We Change That
Earn Part IV MOC Credit with the Ohio AAP's Smoke Free For Me Learning Collaborative
Recent reports show that, in spite of a great deal of work, the infant mortality rate in Ohio increased in the past year. The Ohio AAP has a program to help primary care providers save infant lives and promote long-term health outcomes for Ohio's children, by decreasing in-home smoke exposure for infants age 0-12 months.
The program requires NO data entry from providers. Participating providers will screen infants 0-12 months of age at every well visit appointment, using a smoke exposure screening tool that tracks smoking behavior change over time.
Providers will be trained to implement the 5As (Ask, Assess, Advise, Assist, Arrange) of smoking cessation during the well visit appointment for infants exposed to smoke in their home environment.
- Other benefits of program participation include:
- Networking opportunities with other healthcare providers interested in smoking cessation
- Community resources for caregiver and family referral to address smoking cessation
- Guidance and quality improvement coaching from The Ohio AAP
- Practice facilitation assistance to develop a process to track behavior change over time
- Resources and incentives for families
For more information about the Smoke Free For Me Learning Collaborative please contact: Kristen Fluitt at email@example.com or (614) 846-6258. Share the information by downloading the flyer and postcard.
Save the Date
Learning Collaborative sites will have a learning session on January 26, 2018, 1:00 PM. Details will be shared after registration.
In Partnership With
- Ohio Partners for Smoke Free Families
- American Academy of Pediatrics Ohio Chapter
- Ohio Department of Medicaid
- Ohio Department of Health
- Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center
- Smoke Free for Me