Table 1.

Project plan for the Health Coordinator Pilot (2008–2010)

First 9 months
  • Recruit HCs

  • Develop clinical methods and instruments; develop training and data management tools

  • Provide HCs with ongoing support

  • Provide HCs with orientation for the project; training for data management and CTI

  • Complete baseline survey

  • Participate in telephone conferences and Web forum

Months 10–21
  • Analyze baseline survey

  • Support HCs with implementing CTI

  • Adapt CTI materials and methods for other 3 risks*

  • Address clinical, administrative, and data management issues

  • Support HCs to do follow-up survey

  • Identify smoking patients; offer CTI; track CTI on spreadsheet

  • Consult clinicians regarding individual patients

  • Participate in teleconferences and Web forum

  • Train for addressing other 3 risks*

  • Complete follow-up survey

Months 22–24
  • Analyze follow-up survey

  • Support HCs to do CTI and help with other 3 risks*

  • Prepare and submit final report

  • Continue supporting smoking patients with CTI and other 3 risks*

  • Aid practices and patients to transition to post- project routines

  • CTI—clinical tobacco intervention, HC—health coordinator.

  • * Other 3 risks were physical inactivity, at-risk alcohol use, and depression.