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
MCH providers working in Southern New Jersey can order SNJPC materials free of charge. Click here to view and order MQC brochures and educational materials on secondhand smoke, smoking cessation, and programs available to pregnant women and new mothers.