Mom’s Quit Connection (MQC) provides assistance to health care providers in New Jersey helping pregnant women and new moms in their smoking cessation efforts. These services include:
- • On-site trainings to integrate a Brief Intervention model as part of routine care.
• Brief Intervention tool-kit with patient education materials.
• Assistance enrolling patients smoking cessation programs, including MQC.
• Free workshops and presentations on tobacco issues: health risks, environmental smoke and
childhood illness; and adolescent smoking.
• Support groups for patients trying to quit.
• Community education for parents, students and educators.
A Prompt Referral System
MQC's quit and reduction rates consistently exceed national averages. The program's streamlined referral system accelerates the response rate to ensure patients receive counseling quickly. Providers who refer patients to MQC via the fax referral system receive regular status reports from MQC counselors on patient progress. MQC develops a customized quit plan for each client and counseling services are one-on-one, with both face-to-face and telephone options available.
To refer a patient for MQC services, complete the form below and fax to 856-665-7717. MQC staff will follow-up to describe the service and enroll interested patients.
The NJ Quitline is another option for patients who need help quitting. A NJ state service, the Quitline provides cessation counseling over the phone. To refer to the Quitline, complete and fax the form below to 1-800-483-3114. A Quitline counselor will contact those referred to answer questions and enroll those interested. Click here for information about the Quitline.
Additional training opportunities are available. For current offerings, contact Cathy Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Materials & Resources
MCH providers working in southern New Jersey can order SNJPC materials free of charge. View/download patient education materials below. To order multiple copies of the MQC brochure please visit the SNJPC materials catalog.
Name and Tame Your Triggers (flyer) Smokers learn how to identify and conquer their triggers.
Quit Timeline: Within minutes of quitting smoking the body starts to heal. Timeline describes health benefits from first minute through 1st year.
CDC's Secondhand Smoke Wheel illustrates the deadly effects of secondhand smoke.
MQC Brochure: Provides overview of program services and explains risk of smoking and benefits of quitting.
Ask Advise & Refer is a free one-hour webinar designed for prenatal care providers and staff on how to implement a brief smoking cessation intervention for patients. A discussion about the health risks of tobacco use is included. AA&R trained offices are eligible to obtain customized MQC fax-to-quit referral forms.
Length: 45 minutes
Accreditation: Approved for 1 Nursing Credit Hour or 1 NASW Credit Hour
To start the webinar viewers must first complete a brief pre-test survey. Completion of a post-test survey is required to obtain continuing education credit. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.