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Call for applications: 2017 NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention

By Global Bridges

The following text is from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health: The 2017 NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention is currently accepting applications! NCI hosts the “NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention” every year in Rockville, Maryland. The Curriculum provides scientists and health care professionals training on cancer control, prevention and […]

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Grantee develops tobacco dependence treatment webinar with ICAA, GREA

By globalbridges

Global Bridges grantee Joao Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia recently developed a tobacco dependence treatment webinar in partnership with the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions (ICAA) and the Interdisciplinary Group of Studies in Alcohol and Drugs (GREA). In this week’s blog, he shares insights on developing the webinar and his hopes for what it will bring to […]

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Global Bridges at Mayo Clinic and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change Request for Proposals: European Program

By Global Bridges

Global Bridges at Mayo Clinic and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change Request for Proposals (RFP) EUROPEAN PROGRAM 17 November, 2015 I. Background Global Bridges: Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment, hosted at Mayo Clinic, and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on treating tobacco […]

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International Midwifery Partnership to Reduce Smoke Exposure in Pregnancy

By Grace Wong

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) are working together to: Translate recently-published WHO recommendations on prevention and management of tobacco use, and secondhand smoke exposure in pregnancy, into a competency-based tool Share the tool with midwives The partnership furthers the WHO’s global commitment to reducing tobacco use and ICM’s […]

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Defining Patient Impact

By Global Bridges

As Global Bridges grantees continue their work to treat tobacco dependence and work toward policy change, they also aim to estimate the impact of healthcare provider training as part of evaluating program effectiveness. During September’s grantee call, Moore’s Seven Levels of CME Outcomes were mentioned as a basis for measuring healthcare providers’ learning and implementation. […]

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Smoking cessation treatment among addicted populations in Brazil

By João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia

In Brazil, despite the availability of treatment for regular smokers through large national programs (such as the Brazilian National Cancer Institute  and Program for the Assistance of Addicts,) mental health and addiction (MHA) patients have received little help to combat smoking – even though the prevalence of smoking among MHA patients is 2-4 times higher […]

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Quitline Manager Training in China

By Global Bridges

Cigarettes are a big problem for China. 360 million Chinese people smoke, equal to the population of the United States. 72 percent of the population is exposed to secondhand smoke and one million people die each year due to tobacco related diseases. The Chinese are taking steps toward reducing tobacco use by meeting provisions of […]

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“Availability, Affordability, and Prices of Smoking Cessation Drugs in Armenia: a Pharmaceutical Market Research”

By Global Bridges

Arusyak Harutyunyan, MD, MPH, of the American University of Armenia School of Public Health, recently gave a presentation on the availability of tobacco dependence treatment based on market research in her country, Armenia. Her presentation was part of the July Global Bridges grantee call that focused on pharmacotherapy for tobacco dependence treatment. “Availability, Affordability, and […]

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More resources available to help support Article 14

By Global Bridges

A set of tools to help implement Article 14 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is now available on TreatTobacco.net. Article 14 specifically addresses tobacco cessation and treatment strategies. The tools — designed to keep costs down and identify affordable interventions — include templates, an affordability calculator, guidance on how to develop national treatment […]

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