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Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions through Strengthened Training
National Jewish Health
Approved: June 2013
Grant Period: August 2013 – March 2015
The overarching goal of Beyond the 5 A’s is to improve the frequency and effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions provided by health professionals by improving the quality of training delivered to them on this critical topic. Beyond the 5 A’s will bring those who are currently designing and delivering smoking cessation provider education programs together with public health tobacco cessation experts, systems decision-makers, healthcare providers and researchers to translate recent advances in both evidence and practice into action that will improve the frequency and effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions. Participants from across the U.S. will include representatives from the 39 existing Pfizer smoking cessation grantees (already hard at work on tobacco cessation education programming for healthcare providers), The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) members and partners, The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) partners, community physicians and allied health professionals, and national partners.