Disseminating the best practice intervention for smoking cessation during pregnancy

The purpose of this project is to establish the newly identified, evidence-based "best practice" intervention for smoking cessation during pregnancy as a routine part of prenatal care for all pregnant women in the United States and to assure that the majority of obstetricians/gynecologists implement this practice. The two objectives established to achieve this goal are: (1) by 2001, assurance that at least 80 percent of practicing obstetricians will know about and will be able to describe the "best practice" intervention for smoking cessation during pregnancy; and (2) by 2003, over 50 percent of OB/GYNs will offer the "best practice" smoking cessation intervention in their practice to all pregnant women who smoke. These two objectives will be accomplished through six complementary strategies. As a leader in women's health care and the professional organization representing 95 percent of Board Certified OB/GYNs, ACOG is uniquely positioned to influence provider behavior as it relates to pregnant women who smoke.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $749,568.00

Awarded on: 3/31/2000

Time frame: 4/1/2000 - 9/30/2005

Grant Number: 38611


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

409 12th Street, S.W.
P.O. Box 96920
Washington, 20090-6920

Janet Chapin
Project Director