Eastern Europe Center of Excellence for Nurses in Tobacco Control (EE-COE)

Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Social Behavioral Sciences

Eastern Europe Center of Excellence for Nurses in Tobacco Control (EE-COE), is a collaboration between the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, UCSF & UCLA Schools of Nursing, and partners from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Romania. The EE-COE partners have developed, and are currently implementing educational activities in each of the five countries. The goal of this collaboration was to build capacity among nurses in general practice and in oncology to implement evidence-based interventions with all patients who smoke.
The project is assessment of feasibility and impact of multiple capacity building methods (Train of Trainers and online education) and conducted focus groups to explore factors associated with smoking and quitting among nurses. It builds on previous experience in China, Czech Republic, Poland and the United States