Title

Improving Tobacco Cessation at Western Oregon University

Date

5-31-2018 8:00 AM

End Time

31-5-2018 10:00 AM

Location

WUC Summit Room

Session Chair

Angie Docherty

Session Chair

Patti Warkentin

Session Title

Leadership in Nursing: Process Improvement posters

Presentation Type

Poster session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Patti Warkentin, Angela Docherty

Abstract

Western Oregon University Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) expressed a need for improvements to tobacco cessation resources which was identified through student led surveys. An in-depth literature review using CINAHL database revealed successful tobacco cessation requires promotion of resources in cessation treatment. Research also indicated young adults are likely to gather their information from electronic based resources. Using the research findings, a health promotion initiative using the Logic Model of Change was created for the SHCC tobacco cessation program. Improvements included website updates, flyers dispersed campus wide, and enhancements made to ‘tobacco quit kits’ located in the SHCC lobby. These changes included access to interactive phone applications, flyer for quit tips, a progress journal, and how to get assistance at the SHCC. Sustainability will include continued marketing and updates to the website as research progresses. With continuation of this project there will be further student awareness for resources, improved promotion of a healthier student population, and compliance to the WOU tobacco free campus policy.

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May 31st, 8:00 AM May 31st, 10:00 AM

Improving Tobacco Cessation at Western Oregon University

WUC Summit Room

Western Oregon University Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) expressed a need for improvements to tobacco cessation resources which was identified through student led surveys. An in-depth literature review using CINAHL database revealed successful tobacco cessation requires promotion of resources in cessation treatment. Research also indicated young adults are likely to gather their information from electronic based resources. Using the research findings, a health promotion initiative using the Logic Model of Change was created for the SHCC tobacco cessation program. Improvements included website updates, flyers dispersed campus wide, and enhancements made to ‘tobacco quit kits’ located in the SHCC lobby. These changes included access to interactive phone applications, flyer for quit tips, a progress journal, and how to get assistance at the SHCC. Sustainability will include continued marketing and updates to the website as research progresses. With continuation of this project there will be further student awareness for resources, improved promotion of a healthier student population, and compliance to the WOU tobacco free campus policy.