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  • California Smokers’ Helpline
    Healthier Communities Partnership for Smoke Free Families California Smokers Helpline Center for Healthier Communities California Smokers Helpline Center for Healthier Communities All Programs Health Champions Key Steps Primary Prevention City Heights Wellness Center Partnership for Smoke Free Families Smoking Facts About Us California Smokers Helpline Success Stories Join Our Program Program Materials Anderson Center for Dental Care Injury Prevention Community Health Briefs California Smokers Helpline The California Smokers Helpline CSH offers free telephone counseling 1 800 NO BUTTS to any resident of California who wants to quit smoking Operating out of the University of California San Diego since 1992 CSH also offers self help materials and referrals to local programs CSH services have been proven in clinical trials to double a smoker s chances of successfully quitting These services are available in six languages English Spanish Cantonese Mandarin Korean and Vietnamese Specialized services are available for teens pregnant women and tobacco chewers Additionally the Helpline provides information to friends and family members of tobacco users To ensure that the unique needs of pregnant smokers would be addressed PSF partnered with CSH in 1999 to develop a specialized telephone counseling protocol for pregnant women This protocol was proven effective in a large randomized research study with pregnant smokers N 1 194 and is currently being used throughout the state of California PSF also began using a proactive recruitment strategy whereby smokers identified by a PSF clinician are contacted by CSH counselors rather than waiting for patients to make the initial call Of 2 322 pregnant smokers identified by their obstetrician and given the CSH toll free number for cessation counseling only 2 percent called on their own Proactive recruitment however resulted in 40 percent of these smokers receiving cessation services from the CSH a 17 fold increase This proactive link to

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  • Success Stories
    much better Celeste Swirsky Celeste completed the PSF Prenatal Survey when she was pregnant with her second child back in 1999 when the program first began With the help of her doctors their staff and the California Smokers Helpline she quit smoking Today Celeste pictured with her daughter is caring for five children at home a stressful and demanding job When asked if she smokes she confidently says No smoking is disgusting She explained that while there isn t a single activity that she has replaced smoking with to reduce stress she no longer has any desire to smoke or even be near someone who is smoking She is happy that she will be able to pass that message on to her children Celeste said that the best advice she can give other people trying to quit is to wait for each craving to end She says that each craving lasts about seven minutes and if you can keep yourself busy for those seven minutes and not give in the craving will stop She adds that even if the next craving happens in 10 minutes you know you only have to wait seven and it will be gone again Celeste wants PSF offices to know that being linked to the Helpline played a key role in her becoming smoke free Danielle Baker Danielle wore loose clothing to hide her belly before receiving help from The Partnership for Smoke Free Families Program She didn t want anyone to know that she was pregnant when they saw her smoking a cigarette Since joining the Navy Danielle had been smoking a pack a day for three years The guilt she feared experiencing from outsiders however couldn t compare with the feeling Danielle had when she believed that her baby was telling her to quit Toward the end of the first trimester Danielle was in the middle of smoking a cigarette when she felt her baby kick for the first time As her eyes well with tears Danielle explains I felt horrible knowing that I was hurting my baby but I never thought I d be able to quit Everything changed for Danielle and her baby after she attended her first prenatal visit Danielle was asked to complete the PSF Prenatal Survey and received advice from her obstetrician to quit smoking Upon receiving her completed survey Danielle was proactively linked with the California Smokers Helpline to ensure that she would receive a call from a cessation counselor Within a week Danielle spoke with a helpline counselor At the end of the first call with the Helpline Danielle threw away all of her cigarettes and has been smoke free ever since She attributes her success to the counselor s ability to help without making her feel guilty or judged Later in her pregnancy Danielle was proud to wear tight shirts so everyone knew she was pregnant and could share in her excitement about her new baby boy Nixon Teresa Baltazar Teresa mother of four pictured

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  • Join Our Program
    Obstetric offices use the Prenatal Survey Fax Referral form and Pediatric offices use the Parent Survey Fax Referral form Education materials are also available and can be provided to patients by office staff or the clinician depending on the patient s smoking status Education materials include relapse prevention materials for recent quitters RQ women who quit smoking when they found out they were pregnant handouts about the harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke ETS on young children and referral information for patients interested in contacting the California Smokers Helpline directly either now or at a later date when they are ready to quit PSF also provides a one page educational flyer designed to be given to every patient This flyer covers the risks of smoking and the harmful effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke To view and access program materials please visit our Program Materials page All surveys and education materials are available in both English and Spanish How does my office become a PSF office While PSF has traditionally been implemented within the borders of San Diego County participation in the program is now open to all pediatric and obstetric providers in California through our new web based program We do however ask that you contact PSF to register your office as a PSF office before you begin implementing the program at your office This allows us to keep track of participating offices and gather smoking referral data In office training may be available for new offices located in San Diego County All of our program materials and instructions on how to implement the program are available on our website to assist and guide you All program materials are accompanied by an explanation of what that material is and how it is used We want to make it

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  • Team
    many cultures and has provided medical services and consultation internationally in South Africa Vietnam New Zealand and England Shanti Bond Program Coordinator MPH Safe Routes to School Southeastern San Diego Shanti is a coordinator for the Safe Routes to School Program in the community of southeastern San Diego She enjoys working with parents students and community partners in this community to make walking and biking to school a safe and fun activity Shanti received her undergraduate degree from teh University of San Diego in psychology and is currently pursuing her master s degree in public health from Loma Linda University She enjoys travelling and has worked in teaching and health education in Kenya and South Korea She is proud of the work accomplished in the Safe Routes to School Program working with elemetary schools and is excited to continue working in middle schools in this dynamic and diverse community Kristina Quezada Program Coordinator Safe Routes to School National City Kristina joined the Safe Routes to School team as a project specialist in 2012 and is now the program coordinator for the Safe Routes to School Program in National City which focuses on the 10 elementary schools in the National School District Kristina graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelor s degreee in ethnic studies and earned her master of science degree in college counseling and student development from Azuza Pacific University She is currently pursuing a master of arts in counseling from the University of San Diego Prior to working at Rady Children s Kristina worked with the Southeastern San Diego and National City communities as a 6th grade teacher for Summerbridge San Diego a nonprofit organization While working for Summerbridge San Diego she spent four summers educating middle school and elementary school students working closely with Spanish speaking parents and coordinating school events and activities While pursuing her master s degree at Azuza Pacific University Kristina worked for the school s Center for Academic Service Learning and Research as a graduate intern There she plannned and coordinated the first annual 8th Grade Majors Fair for the Azuza Unified School District a mostly Latino low income community west of Los Angeles Kelly Strona Project Specialist II Outreach Specialist Safe Routes to School Kelly joined the Safe Routes to School staff as a project specialist in 2013 A San Diego native Kelly earned her bachelor of science degree in health science with an emphasis in public health in 2010 from San Diego State University and spent four years teaching health education at the middle school high school and college level She loves the Safe Routes to School program and encourages students to be physically active Elyana Delgado Project Specialist I Outreach Specialist Safe Routes to School Elyana joined the Safe Routes to School team as a project specialist in 2013 She grew up in National City and attended the University of San Diego where she received her bachelor of science degree in Spanish and ethnic studies She considers

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  • Age-related Injury Prevention
    in the room you can supervise Crawl around the room and look at the room from your child s perspective Place outlet covers in all outlets place corner cushions on tables and remove any glass furniture Secure your TV and furniture to the wall Secure all cabinets and place any potential poisons this includes lipstick in the highest possible location Use cord shorteners to avoid a continuous loop in all draperies to avoid strangulation Recommended products Convertible car seat electrical outlet covers furniture corner cushions furniture and TV wall fasteners cabinet and drawer latches toilet lock door handle cover safety gate 1 to 2 years Toddlers Transportation Your child should remain rear facing until he she reaches the weight limitation of the car seat usually up to 30 pounds Most pediatricians recommend keeping your child rear facing as long as possible When you think you are ready to transition your child make an appointment with one of our child passenger safety specialists to ensure the seat is installed correctly forward facing Bathing Your child will have a fascination with water Make sure you remove any buckets keep the toilet lid closed and locked and never leave your child unsupervised around a kiddy pool Children s heads are disproportionately large for their size They will want to play in the water and will not have the strength to pull themselves upright It is best to keep the bathroom secured with a door knob cover Dressing To avoid trips and falls use shoes with Velcro closures or use coilers instead of shoelaces Remove the cords from hoodies to avoid strangulation Eating Keep the phone number of the Poison Control line handy at all times Continue to cut your child s food and avoid coin sized shapes Mobility Your child cannot yet negotiate stairs by himself so keep gates in place Always hold his hand when walking outdoors Keep children inside when clipping shrubs or mowing the lawn Children at this age attempt to crawl on everything so make sure you secure furniture and the TV to the wall In the kitchen place stove knob covers on the burner switches turn the handles to all pots inwards and secure all appliances with appliance latches Keep cabinet latches on all doors and create secondary barriers by placing items on high shelves in locked cabinets Recommended Products Bike or multipurpose helmet for riding on child seat or trailer on parents bike 2 to 5 Years Early Childhood Transportation Keep your child forward facing in a 5 point harness It is best to keep them in this type of car seat up to the weight limit of the harness which can be up to 80 pounds Your child might be ready to transition into a booster seat at around four years old Make an appointment with a child passenger specialist to make sure they fit in a booster seat safely If car pooling to kindergarten make sure they have a booster seat in the alternate vehicle

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  • Safe Kids San Diego
    Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Center for Healthier Communities Injury Prevention Safe Kids San Diego Center for Healthier Communities Safe Kids San Diego Center for Healthier Communities All Programs Health Champions Key Steps Primary Prevention City Heights Wellness Center Partnership for Smoke Free Families Anderson Center for Dental Care Injury Prevention Team Kohl s Transportation Safety Program Age related Injury Prevention Safe Routes to School Safe Kids San Diego Injury Free Coalition for Kids Injury Prevention Fact Sheets Injury Prevention for Children with Special Needs Injury Surveillance Report to the Community Resources Safety Videos Community Health Briefs Safe Kids San Diego Did you know that unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death and long term disability in children under the age of 14 The majority of these injuries are predictable and preventable In 1992 Rady Children s signed on as the lead agency for a local coalition of Safe Kids USA to form Safe Kids San Diego This organization is a grassroots coalition of citizens and organizations committed to unintentional injury The group convenes monthly to discuss injury trends and plan community based educational programs Task forces were developed to address the most prevalent injury areas such as drowning prevention child passenger safety home safety sports and recreation safety and pedestrian safety Activities include annual April Pools Day events at community pools child passenger safety checkup events Junior Home Inspector programs Bike Safety Rodeos and International Walk To School Day The public is welcome to attend Take the Pool Safety Pledge Report to the Community Safe Kids San Diego and Health and Human Services of San Diego County collaborate to produce a Report to The Community The report provides information on trends in unintentional death and injury in the county and compares this data

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  • Injury-Free Coalition for Kids
    Prevention Injury Free Coalition for Kids Center for Healthier Communities Injury Free Coalition for Kids Center for Healthier Communities All Programs Health Champions Key Steps Primary Prevention City Heights Wellness Center Partnership for Smoke Free Families Anderson Center for Dental Care Injury Prevention Team Kohl s Transportation Safety Program Age related Injury Prevention Safe Routes to School Safe Kids San Diego Injury Free Coalition for Kids Injury Prevention Fact Sheets Injury Prevention for Children with Special Needs Injury Surveillance Report to the Community Resources Safety Videos Community Health Briefs Injury Free Coalition for Kids As the only pediatric trauma center serving San Diego and Imperial counties Rady Children s has a long standing commitment to childhood injury prevention In addition to being the lead organization for Safe Kids San Diego since 1990 Rady Children s is now also the lead for the San Diego site of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids which will focus its initial efforts in southeastern San Diego Currently we are leading a pedestrian safety program and are working with the community to build assets that respond to their priorities and that will ultimately reduce childhood injury The Injury Free Coalition for Kids is among the country s fastest growing and most effective injury prevention programs We are a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation comprised of hospital based community oriented programs whose efforts are anchored in research education and advocacy Currently the coalition includes 42 sites located in 40 cities each housed in the trauma centers of the participating institutions All of the sites are independent physician led programs driven by the Coalition s mission preventing injury to children While research determines where the injuries take place and which ones are most prevalent and severe most of the injuries addressed occur in urban

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  • Injury Prevention for Children with Special Needs
    About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Center for Healthier Communities Injury Prevention Injury Prevention for Children with Special Needs Center for Healthier Communities Injury Prevention for Children with Special Needs Center for Healthier Communities All Programs Health Champions Key Steps Primary Prevention City Heights Wellness Center Partnership for Smoke Free Families Anderson Center for Dental Care Injury Prevention Team Kohl s Transportation Safety Program Age related Injury Prevention Safe Routes to School Safe Kids San Diego Injury Free Coalition for Kids Injury Prevention Fact Sheets Injury Prevention for Children with Special Needs Injury Surveillance Report to the Community Resources Safety Videos Community Health Briefs Injury Prevention for Children with Special Needs Injury prevention for children with special needs requires a thorough assessment of each child s unique risks The challenges and issues will change as the child grows It s not unusual for children with special needs to require environmental modifications for much longer than other children of the same age

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