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RFA--Hospital Implemention of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

Deadline September 16, 2011

Request for Application (RFA)

Overview Information - The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is seeking to expand implementation of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC) in five (5) Ontario hospitals (>10,000 annual admissions) between September 2011 and March 2013.

Goal of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

Tobacco use remains the main preventable cause of hospitalization and re-hospitalization in Ontario. The OMSC is an evidence-based, best practice approach to addressing tobacco use in clinical settings.  It is designed to identify, treat and offer follow-up support to smokers presenting to hospitals and specialty clinics in order to increase patient success with quitting.  The primary goal of the OMSC is to identify and treat a greater number of smokers in a systematic manner, ultimately increasing cessation rates throughout the province.

Funding Available

Eligible hospitals have a chance to receive $10,000 to assist with OMSC implementation costs (e.g. human resources).

Who Should Apply?

Any Ontario hospital interested in implementing a systematic approach to identifying and treating smokers is encouraged to apply.  Sign-off and approval of the application by the hospital's Chief Executive Officer (or other authorized signing officer) is required.

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