Center for Maternal and Infant Health

The Center for Maternal and Infant Health (CMIH), located within the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks to improve the health of North Carolina’s women and infants through quality clinical services, patient and provider education, advocacy, research and state leadership. The Center was founded as a partnership between the Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics to better serve the mom-baby dyad. For more information about CMIH, please visit: www.mombaby.org.

 

Women and Tobacco Coalition for Health

The project also benefits from expert guidance provide by the Women and Tobacco Coalition for Health (WATCH). WATCH is comprised of experts in the field of maternal and infant health, public health, smoking cessation, and outreach to health care providers and consumers. Members include representatives from Smoke-Free Families, Project ASSIST, NC Prevention Partners, NC Healthy Start Foundation, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, and the Division of Public Health. This coalition has worked together for over 15 years with particular success around the development and promotion of the nationally respected Guide for Counseling Women Who Smoke.

 

North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

The North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch works to improve the health of North Carolina residents by promoting smoke-free environments and tobacco-free lifestyles. Our goal is to build capacity of diverse organizations and communities to implement and carry out effective, culturally appropriate strategies to reduce deaths and health problems due to tobacco use and secondhand smoke. The TPCB works in four goal areas: prevent the initiation of tobacco use among young people; eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke; promote quitting tobacco among adults and youth; and identify and eliminate tobacco-related health disparities among populations. For more information, please visit: www.tobaccopreventionandcontrol.ncdhhs.gov.