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North American Quitline Consortium
MONTHLY RESEARCH “COFFEE BREAK” CALLS 
SAVE THE DATE – THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2:00-2:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME 
(For details on the upcoming speaker and topic, see below) 

Purpose:
  • Serve as an informal forum to discuss current, upcoming, and potential quitline-related research;
  • Facilitate communication and interaction between researchers;
  • Create and support connections between researchers and quitlines.
 
Format:
  • Monthly calls;
  • 30 minute duration;
  • “Coffee break” format - invited speakers will present 10-15 minutes on a timely topic, article, research finding, or methodology, followed by 15-20 minutes of questions and group discussion;
  • Format selected based on feedback from prior meeting participants.
 
To nominate a speaker or topic (including self-nominations) please contact Jessie Saul (jsaul@naquitline.org) or Mignonne Guy (mguy@naquitline.org).
 
Dates:
  • Monthly on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. Eastern time.
  • First call: Thursday, April 14 at 2 p.m. Eastern time (11 a.m. Pacific) Note: for details on the speaker and topic, see below.
  • Next call will take place on May 12th  at 2 p.m. Eastern time (11 a.m. Pacific).
 
Call-in Information:  
  • Dial-in number: 1-866-614-2162
  • Conference code: 583 774 6084#
 
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 First Research Coffee Break Call Information
April 14, 2011 at 2 pm EST/ 11 am PT

 
Title:  Improving Canadian Quitline Reach and Integration: Methods to Evaluate the Impact of a Quitline Number on Cigarette Packages.
Bruce Baskerville, PhD
Senior Scientist
Propel Centre for Population Health Impact
 
During recent months, Dr. Baskerville and his colleagues have worked with Canadian quitlines in order to develop measures and collect baseline data in preparation for the launch of 1-800 numbers for quitlines on tobacco product packaging.   The new Canadian tobacco packaging is intended to make every smoker across Canada (regardless of socioeconomic, ethnic, or other inequalities) aware of free, convenient and effective quitline services to help them quit and to make it easy for them to seek help.  Implementation of the new warning labels and pan-Canadian quitline number on tobacco packaging is an ideal example of a rapidly unfolding policy that can reduce health inequity and that is not under the control of the investigation team – a natural experiment. The primary focus of this call will be to present the Canadian context around the federal government’s tobacco packaging policy and the research methods proposed to assess how the new federal tobacco packaging policy impacts provincial quitline reach, utilization, referral patterns and overall quits for vulnerable populations.
 
 
NAQC Seeks Sample Agreements Between Researchers/Evaluators and Quitlines and Multi-Site Guidelines for Conducting Research!

 The North American Quitline Consortium is working on a new initiative to provide tools and resource materials to quitlines in support of research. The goal is to create an online repository of information available to all NAQC members.
 
We are collecting sample research and data use agreements, both formal and informal, between quitlines and researchers/evaluators. We plan to provide sample language and identify important areas for discussion and inclusion in agreements to increase the likelihood of successful collaborations between researchers/evaluators and quitlines. 
 
In addition, NAQC is developing multi-site guidelines for conducting quitline-related research at more than one location simultaneously. The guideline would help to facilitate and support collaborations between researchers and quitline operators and mediate discussions focusing on quitline research on a larger scale than what can be accomplished with a single quitline. We are collecting sample guidelines from several fields of research, and will be tailoring them for quitline-specific research efforts.
 
We would like to collect samples of  research or data use agreements and multi-site guidelines from existing projects and organizations. If you have insight on items that you believe are important to have addressed in these types of agreements or would be willing to provide sample text or full agreements, please contact RaeAnne Davis at rdavis@naquitline.org
 

Executive Summary and Glossary of Terms for the Knowledge Integration in Quitlines: Networks that Improve Cessation (KIQNIC)

NAQC is pleased to announce the publication of an Executive Summary and Glossary of Terms for the Knowledge Integration in Quitlines: Networks that Improve Cessation (KIQNIC) study. This important resource clarifies for members:
  • what the study is and is not;
  • the three components of the study (social network analysis, decision-making and implementation of practices);
  • the definitions of key terms used in social network analysis; and
  • the types of things we have learned so far.
 
Additional information will be provided about the study and its findings over the next several months and the third survey for the KIQNIC project will be launched in May, 2011. In fact, this is the first of several anticipated resources developed for quitlines as a result of the study.
 
NAQC will continue to regularly update the KIQNIC page on the NAQC website with new findings, presentations, and information of interest to quitlines.

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