Technical assistance with implementing Smart about Tobacco programs is available through Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Center for Health and Human Services. There is NO COST to use the program materials and to access training online. CMEs for physicians and CEUs for nurses are available at no cost through November 19, 2017 (CMEs) and November19, 2018 (CEUs).
MTSU Center for Health and Human Services offers consulting services and technical assistance for providers who would like to host live training sessions for staff, provide patient incentives, develop an evaluation component to assess outcomes, and offer staff support for implementing the programs. Please contact us through the contact information provided below to discuss pricing and to develop a package that meets your needs.
Depending on the level of services requested as well as budget, private practices, local clinics, health departments, and community organizations may receive:
Contact the MTSU Center for Health and Human Services staff at 615-898-5493 or CHHS Grants Coordinator at 615-494-8986 if you are interested in implementing SMART Moms or Smile SMART in your healthcare practice, county or community center, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the piloted SMART Moms project, 24.4% of the 13,285 patients who tried to quit smoking were able to quit smoking. This exceeds the success rates found in similar settings.
Source: Windsor, R.A., Lowe, JB, Perkins, LL, et al; Health education for pregnant smokers: its behavioral impact and cost benefit: American Journal of Public Health 1993; 83:201-206.
It is suggested that even brief interventions by clinicians to assist in smoking cessation have a positive effect, and that interventions have an impact independent of whether the patient is interested in quitting smoking or not.
Despite the relative absence of tobacco cessation practices in dental offices, dentists are in a good position to provide cessation assistance due to the regularity of visits
Sources: Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2001. www.cdc.gov. Accessed 8/29/2017.
Albert, D. A., Severson, H., Gordon, J., Ward, A., Andrews, J., & Sadowsky, D. (2005). Tobacco attitudes, practices, and behaviors: A survey of dentists participating in managed care. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 7 (1), S9-S18.
Albert, D., Ward, A., Ahluwalia, K., & Sadowsky, D. (2002). Addressing tobacco in managed care: A survey of dentists' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. American Journal Of Public Health, 92(6), 997-1001.
Gordon, J. S., Lichtenstein, E., Severson, H. H., & Andrews, J. A. (2006). Tobacco cessation in dental settings:
Research findings and future directions. Drug And Alcohol Review, 25(1), 27-37.