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NAQC Receives Pfizer/SCLC Award for eReferral Project!

Monday, April 13, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
On April 10, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) and the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) at the University of California, San Francisco announced a total $2.12 million in smoking cessation grant funding  for 15 organizations (including NAQC) to work with populations that are disproportionately burdened by smoking. NAQC would like to congratulate fellow awardees!
Awardees include:
  1. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  2. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  3. American Association for Respiratory Care
  4. Association of Substance Abuse Programs of Texas
  5. NAMI Minnesota
  6. National Council for Behavioral Health
  7. New York University
  8. North American Quitline Consortium
  9. Oldham County Ministerial Association DBA Hope Health Clinic
  10. Purdue University
  11. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  12. Society for Public Health Education
  13. The General Hospital Corporation DBA Massachusetts General Hospital
  14. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
  15. University of Washington
These projects have been selected for funding by the SCLC panel. SCLC will provide technical assistance to the grantees and receives no financial remuneration from Pfizer. SCLC is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and also receives significant support from Legacy for Health. For more information, visit
The overall goal of NAQC’s 18-month project is to deliver effective quitline services to more smokers, especially those in priority populations, by establishing a national capacity to implement eReferral systems between state quitlines and healthcare organizations. We will establish six state teams that include a quitline service provider (that currently does not have eReferral capacity), the state quitline funder and a healthcare organization that serves priority populations. These teams will receive technical assistance on implementing eReferral and their progress will be monitored. Three products will be developed and disseminated during this project: a technical tool on implementing eReferral, a resource on developing successful eReferral partnerships, and a series of case studies documenting the challenges and successes of the six state teams. Among the eleven service providers operate the 53 state quitlines five providers have the capacity to conduct eReferrals and six do not. This project will engage the six quitline service providers that do not have the capacity for eReferral. As a result of the project, all quitline service providers should have capacity to conduct eReferral by 2016.

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