NAQC Issue Paper on Quitline Services for Pregnant & Postpartum Women and Upcoming Webinar!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
We would like to share our most recent publication with you,Quitline Services for Pregnant and Postpartum Women: Learning from Current Literature and Practice.
Smoking during pregnancy is the most prevalent cause of poor infant outcomes for which effective interventions exist. To accelerate progress in eliminating tobacco use during pregnancy, strategies focus on promoting tobacco prevention and cessation before a woman becomes pregnant, reaching and intervening with pregnant smokers, and preventing postpartum relapse among women who have successfully quit during pregnancy. Helping pregnant women to stop smoking and to remain tobacco-free is an essential component of current state quitline service offerings, and many states consider pregnant women a priority population for quitline services.
NAQC’s recent issue paper reviews current service offerings for the three largest quitline service providers and reports on their protocols and strategies to promote engagement and retention of pregnant callers, including using a dedicated coach, incentives for attending counseling sessions, using text messaging to reach clients, engaging partners or spouses, and sending correspondence or reminders about quitline support. A literature review is also included.
We hope you find this report informative and helpful to your work.
Quitline Services for Pregnant and Postpartum Women: Learning from Current Literature and Practice!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. EST
To discuss the report and next steps for the quitline community, NAQC has scheduled a webinar on Wednesday, January 21, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. EST. This webinar is for members-only. During the webinar, we will present the new issue paper and focus on three main questions:
- What important findings can we learn from the research literature?
- What innovative practices are quitlines engaged in?
We hope you will join us for this second webinar in our 2014/2015 series on Learning from Current Literature and Practice!
- What actions can quitlines, health professionals and researchers take to move us forward?