Bringing in the New Year!!
It is hard to believe 2017 is already here! At JUNTOS, we were anxiously waiting for this year to come not only because of our excitement to continue working with our current partners and creating new ones, but because it also signifies a time for growth.
We are all very thrilled to announce that after all the hard work and long working hours of our smoking cessation team, we were granted a 5-year R01 grant for a Mobile Cessation Support Program for Latino Smokers!!
Our project focuses on examining the efficacy of the of an innovative 12-week mobile cessation intervention that incorporates a tablet-based e-health educational session that will collect personal smoking-related information to develop an individualized quit plan. Additionally, the project will offer a text messaging program that includes educational information, behavioral strategies, motivational and supportive messaging, and pharmacotherapy at no additional cost.
We are very overwhelmed with joy although we realize this grant will imply a lot of hard work and dedication. However, we are ready for the challenge. In the past two years, we have been working in the development, refinement, and execution of two national and one binational smoking cessation text-message programs (more easily said than done). Our positive results and the gratitude of our participants gives us the confidence that this grant will be no different.
So here’s to another successful and engaging year!
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