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IMPORTANT LEGACY NOTICE: Legacy Programs have not been reviewed by the current National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The programs in this database were reviewed only under the previous National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs system. This section is intended to be used for historical reference only. If you would like more information about a program listed here, please contact the program developer directly. The program developer of each Legacy Program listed here agreed to post program information on this site.

Partnership for Health

Brief Program Description

Partnership for Health is a peer-delivered, telephone counseling, smoking-cessation intervention designed to reach childhood cancer survivors. According to data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS), socioeconomic variables are related to smoking initiation and cessation in cancer survivors similar to the way they are related in the general population. This intervention was designed to prevent smoking initiation and promote cessation in this cancer-prone group.

The goal of the intervention, which is based on the principles of motivational interviewing, is to increase self-efficacy and social support, increase knowledge about the health risks of smoking, reduce barriers to quitting, help participants set quit goals, and provide feedback regarding behavior change. Telephone calls are tailored to the participant's readiness to quit smoking and interest in other health topics. The calls focus on cessation strategies for those participants who have expressed interest in quitting and on building motivation to quit for those who are not ready.

Program Development Support

Numerous researchers contributed to the program's development, including Rita Butterfield, Ph.D.; Fred Li, M.D.; Ann Mertens, Ph.D.; Elyse Park, Ph.D.; and Elaine Puleo, Ph.D.

Contact Information

For indepth information on this program, please use the contact listed below.

Program Developer

Karen Emmons, Ph.D.
Vice President Research
Kaiser Permanente
1800 Harrison Street, 16th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 625-4724
Email: karen.m.emmons@kp.org

In December 2002, this program was designated as a Promising Program under SAMHSA's previous National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs system.