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Boosting Adolescent Immunization



Brief Advice for Smoking Cessation (BASiC)

BASiC was developed by PAPA and adapted from the Guam training program on brief intervention for tobacco control through a grant from WHO in August 2010. This adaptation was intended to initiate a paradigm change to make brief advice a part of every health care encounter.

The brief advice approach can be given by health care providers and lay people to protect families and children from exposure to second hand smoke in communities.

The standard BASiC training includes a six-hour session with lectures based on the BASiC manual, algorithms on giving advice, video role-play scenarios, dyad with return demonstration of brief advise for skills development, self-help materials and pre and post-test assessment forms.

In February 2010, PAPA was recipient of 1st International Visiting Professorship from the AAP Julius Richmond Center of Excellence on Tobacco cessation and control of exposure of children to second-hand smoke (SHS). 

* In 2015, PAPA joined forces with 4 other subspecialty societies to form the Philippine Pediatrics Society’s Tobacco Control Advocacy Group (PPS TCAG). 
* Collaboration with PMA/FCAP
* Coalition with local and international organizations.
* One of the signatories supporting the Sin Tax Coalition Group rallying to raise tax for tobacco. 
* PAPA through Dr Rhiza Valdes, participates in the Red Orchid Award Program. 
* Founding member and Secretariat at the Asia Pacific Child and Family Health Alliance for Tobacco Control launched in Sept 2012 in Kuching, Malaysia with support from the WPRO.
* PAPA has been awarded a grant from US National Academy of Sciences though PEER Health for a three year research entitled “Effect of a Smoking Cessation Intervention Program for Families on Clinical Outcomes of Children Diagnosed with TB”. The research aims to study the effect of exposures to second hand smoke on the development of TB in children as well as the time to resolution of the TB signs and symptoms. 

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