Project to mobilize existing tobacco control support systems in the African American community

This grant supports the participation of African-American clinicians in the training, dissemination, and implementation of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) Clinical Practice Guideline on Smoking Cessation. Through its network, the National Medical Association (NMA) also will involve physicians and other clinicians at the regional, state, and local levels in the development of a model for smoking cessation which, includes the AHCPR Guideline. Fourteen leading African-American clinicians (physicians, nurses, dentists) experienced in tobacco intervention will be recruited to serve as the core training group for the dissemination and implementation of the AHCPR Guideline. The core group will train 40 smoking cessation specialists (resident physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, community participants) to assist physicians in implementing the Guideline in a variety of service delivery settings at the regional and local levels. Of the 40 cessation specialists trained, 3 will be working with physicians in 3 pilot cities where community-based models will be developed for replication. Broad dissemination of the AHCPR Guideline will be accomplished by: (1) collaborative agreements the NMA has made with national leadership organizations; and (2) inclusion on the NMA Web site.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $58,082.00

Awarded on: 9/23/1997

Time frame: 10/1/1997 - 9/30/1998

Grant Number: 30028


National Medical Association, Inc.

8403 Colesville Road, Suite 820
Silver Spring, 20910-3397


Alvina S. Bey Bennett
Project Director