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Innovation Update
March 2014
Issue 1
In This Issue


CME/CE Online Course


Forum: Community of Practice "Matters"


Shining a Spotlight on Practice


An Artifact, Explored


An Eye on Evidence


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CME/CE Online Course
Beyond the 5As: What You Can Do for Smoking Cessation in Your Practice  


Earn CME/CE credit from this free online activity.


Join the Forum


Community of Practice "Matters" Forum


Engage in group discussion about content-related questions.


Easily share information and resources with colleagues.


Visit the Website!
View videos and posters related to cessation intervention projects.


Look for updates and opportunities to participate in discussions and learning activities.


Innovation Update is a series of three e-newsletters intended to propel forward the outcomes of the Beyond the 5 A's: Improving Cessation Interventions through Strengthened Training held November 13-15, 2013, and build on the momentum of current efforts by Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) grantees and others to improve clinical practice and the quality of training and education to healthcare systems and providers to increase quit rates and decrease tobacco use prevalence. Learn more.

Shining a Spotlight on Practice
Every issue of Innovation Update will feature the work, priorities, lessons learned and outcomes of one of the IGLC grantees.In this issue, we shine a light on a project working to support behavioral health providers and Medicaid providers to provide smoking cessation interventions.  Read about it.
An Artifact, Exposed
This section of Innovation Update will explore more deeply elements of an artifact "discovered" during the World CafÈ portion of the pre-conference workshop for Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) grantees held on November 13, 2013.  Background for those who did not participate in the World CafÈ is provided, the artifact and what it represents is described and then, most importantly, several examples from practice are shared to highlight its importance and relevance to our work. In this issue, we explore a Super Bowl ring!  Read about it.
An Eye on the Evidence

This section provides a brief review of recent articles and considers why a particular article/finding may have implications for how we do our work. This time we look at two articles that cover Clinical Practice and Training and Education. Read more.  

Community of Practice "Matters" Forum
This final section of the newsletter highlights a common practice-related challenge elevated during the Beyond the 5 A's conference and provides solutions/strategies for addressing the challenge (based on current practice, of course). As a "community of practice," readers are encouraged to share their solutions and strategies to the most recent "matter" on the Beyond the 5 A's online forum. Simply click HERE to visit the forum. The matter at hand this issue? Engaging healthcare providers in cessation.
Questions? Comments?

Should you have questions or comments about something you've read, please feel free to email Tamatha Thomas-Haase at tthomas-haase@naquitline.org. Better yet, please share your thoughts on the Beyond the 5 A's online forum. It's easy - simply click HERE.

Articles, interviews and peer guidance to help you translate new information and expertise into improved practice. | Read the full Innovation Update.
Beyond the 5 A's is an educational initiative presented by National Jewish Health and the North American Quitline Consortium in collaboration with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center.
This educational initiative is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.
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