Tobacco in Managed Care (ATMC) funded two types of grants: planning grants and
evaluation grants. Planning grants laid the groundwork for the development of a
strong evaluation proposal and could be used to fund pilot or demonstration
projects that yield evidence of: (1) systems change impact (e.g., an increase
in smoker identification); (2) clinician adherence to systems changes; or (3)
an effective working relationship between managed care organizations and
researchers. Evaluation grants assessed the impact of systems changes on such
outcomes as rates of smoker identification, rates of clinician intervention,
staff acceptance, rates of quit attempts in the managed care population, costs
of the intervention efforts, and smoking cessation outcomes.
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awarded a total of 24 grants in two rounds of funding. The grant abstracts and
summaries of the research results are listed below. Projects are listed
categorically, with some projects covering multiple topics.
Tobacco User Identification Systems
Education, Reminder Systems, and Feedback
Staff to Deliver Tobacco Dependence
Reimbursement and Incentives
and Child Health
(Electronic Medical Record, Interactive Voice Response Systems)
Education, Outreach, and Incentives
Recipients and/or Low-Income Populations