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The CEASE program, developed at Massachusetts General Hospital, helps child healthcare clinicians address family tobacco use in a routine and effective manner.
After substantial background research and pilot testing, CEASE was developed after extensive research in the adult and child healthcare settings, based on the current best practices for the adult setting. CEASE is currently being scientifically evaluated by a team of tobacco control experts, pediatricians, public health professionals, and dissemination specialists.
CEASE was launched in 2005; the effectiveness of the program continues to be improved through research, quality improvement efforts, feedback from professionals and care providers, and through the inclusion of developments from the field and from health care researchers.
To better meet the needs of child healthcare clinicians, the CEASE team has partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence
The mission of the Richmond Center is to improve child health by eliminating children’s exposure to tobacco and tobacco smoke and tobacco through changing the clinical practice of pediatrics. The vision is that all child healthcare clinicians will be active participants in the elimination of tobacco/SHS exposure of children.
With the establishment of the Richmond Center at the AAP, child health clinicians will be provided with the education, training and tools needed to effectively intervene to protect children from the harmful effects of tobacco/SHS. For more information on the mission and activities of the Richmond Center, please visit: The Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence
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