Reducing tobacco use disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults in safety net community health centers

Principal Investigators

Dates: 9/1/16 - 8/31/17

Abstract:  Most smokers, especially those who are poor, do not receive smoking cessation treatment during healthcare visits. This study is evaluating a new person-centered intervention that targets low-income smokers outside of the clinic through a mailed letter and text/voice messages and attempts to engage them in telephone-based treatment. Increased access to effective treatment via the integration of healthcare systems and state quitline services may be especially significant in its impact on low-income smokers who are underserved and who carry a much greater burden of tobacco-related disease.

Northwestern University