Strategies for Supporting Smoking Cessation Among Indigenous Fathers: Results of a Participatory Design Project | Webinar

Oct 15 2018 - 11:00am

With few exceptions, men are more likely to be smoking than women, ​a pattern that also prevails among Indigenous communities. Although multi-faceted cessation interventions have been developed to reduce tobacco use among Indigenous people, as well as to support cessation among Indigenous women during pregnancy, no programs have been specifically designed for Indigenous men or fathers. There is evidence suggesting that fatherhood provides an important opportunity for engaging men in smoking cessation. In this project, consultations with Indigenous fathers and key stakeholders were used to develop a novel, culturally sensitive smoking cessation program for Indigenous fathers. ​
Participants will learn:

  • How potential knowledge users can be engaged in co-design of a health promotion program.
  • How the findings from consultations with Indigenous fathers and stakeholders have been used to develop a smoking cessation program for fathers.  ​

Joan Bottorff, PhD

Professor and Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, University of British Columbia, Okanagan 

Dr. Joan Bottorff is a Professor in the School of Nursing, and Director of the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. Her research program focuses on health promotion and health behaviour change in the context of cancer prevention. Current projects center on men’s health promotion, and developing gender sensitive tobacco reduction interventions. 

John L. Oliffe, PhD

Professor and Founder of the UBC Men’s Health Research program, University of British Columbia

Dr. John Oliffe is a Professor and Associate Director Research at the School of Nursing, University of British Columbia. His internationally recognized research is focused on gender and health, particularly men’s health in the context of smoking cessation, psychosocial prostate cancer care and male depression and suicide prevention. 

Event Sponsors: 

This webinar is co-sponsored by WWDPI and Pain BC.