Dissemination of the AHCPR clinical practice guideline on smoking cessation

The purpose of this project is to develop a program to promote the widespread dissemination of the AHCPR Smoking Cessation Guideline and to facilitate the implementation of Guideline recommendations by: (1) clinical specialty groups and organizations that intervene with patients who use tobacco (e.g., physician specialty groups, nurses, psychologists, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, dentists, physician assistants, and pharmacists); and (2) key organizations that provide health care to patients who use tobacco (e.g. insurers, purchasers, health maintenance organizations, and health care administrators). During the 12-month period of this project, the grantee will devise strategies to: (1) promote the widespread dissemination of the Clinician Quick Reference Guide, and assure that the Guide is adapted appropriately for specific organizations; (2) promote the adoption of Guideline recommendations as a required standard of care for key clinician specialty groups and organizations, and identify and address barriers to implementation in multiple settings; (3) promote the adoption of the Guideline system recommendations by organizations that provide health care; (4) make presentations on the Guideline at meetings of identified organizations (e.g., the American Society of Respiratory Therapists, the American Society of Addictive Medicine, and the American Association of Physician Assistants); and (5) facilitate the development of manuscripts and articles describing the Guideline and its recommendations for scientific journals and professional publications.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $45,699.00

Awarded on: 5/10/1996

Time frame: 6/1/1996 - 12/31/1997

Grant Number: 29389


University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, 53705-2221


Michael C. Fiore
Project Director