LIfeFirst tobacco cessation programme is being piloted and set up at Prince Aly Khan Hospital. A centre for excellence in cancer and cardio care, the hospital is a multi-speciality facility that offers high-quality healthcare to patients belonging to all sections of society. By partnering with Prince Aly Khan Hospital, LifeFirst is able to provide guidance and improve the lives of patients, within the healthcare setting.
Mindtemple is a counselling centre that provides support to individuals seeking help for psychiatric, emotional and behavioural issues. Headed by the internationally acclaimed psychiatrist Dr. Anjali Chabbria, the centre also counsels patients who wish to quit tobacco. Mindtemple's team imparts training to LifeFirst's counsellors, who then go on to provide tobacco cessation services to patients.
The Salaam Bombay Foundation works in the field of tobacco use and prevention, creating curriculum and pioneering projects that safeguard children’s health and education. The Foundation conducts in-school programmes in numerous municipal and government-aided schools in Mumbai. It also conducts outreach programmes in various districts in rural Maharashtra. Salaam Bombay Foundation is the implementing partner for LifeFirst’s workplace, school and community projects.
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
LifeFirst in collaboration with Navi Mumbai Municipal Cooperation provides tobacco treatment services in urban health post centers in Navi Mumbai.
Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP)
LifeFirst, in collaboration with NGO’s such as - Maharashtra Janvikas Kendra (MJK), Alert India, Lok Seva Sangam, Social Activities Youth Action, Navnirman Samaj Vikas Kendra, Peoples Association for Training and Health along-with Inter Aide Development India has been providing tobacco treatment services for tuberculosis patients registered under RNTCP since 2013.
MJK also serves as a nodal agency for LifeFirst and monitors tobacco treatment services in Mira Bhayandar and Mumbai.
Maharashtra Janvikas Kendra
Maharashtra Janvikas Kendra, established in 1996, works in the field of health and education. It is an implementing partner of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) in Mumbai and Thane and carries out various activities to make the RNTCP a more patient-friendly programme. LifeFirst in collaboration with MJK has initiated tobacco treatment services for Tuberculosis patients registered under the RNTCP program.
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Centre
The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Centre Health Communication Core (HCC) offers evidence-based communication services to provide researchers and clinicians with materials and strategies for study recruitment, intervention, education, and retention. Founded in 1999, HCC is led by Dr. Vish Viswanath, PhD, an internationally known expert in health communication. Dr. Viswanath is a Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and in the McGraw-Patterson Centre for Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Dr. Viswanath’s work, drawing from literatures in communication science, social epidemiology, and social and health behaviour sciences, focuses on translational communication science to influence public health policy and practice. Dr Vish serves as an advisor to the LifeFirst project and he and his team is involved in developing the LifeFirst training module and various research studies in the LifeFirst project.
Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health
Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health has a wealth of experience in epidemiologic research and has published numerous seminal research results in international and national scientific journals. Dr. Prakash C. Gupta is the Director of Healis Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health since its foundation on August 1, 2004. Dr. Gupta has researched public health in India since 1966, and has several hundred publications. An expert in tobacco control research, Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health serves as a research partner to LifeFirst.
LifeFirst in collaboration with Dr Gupta and his team has initiated a research project on LifeFirst primary healthcare tobacco treatment service.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Nancy Rigotti is the founder and director of the Massachusetts General Hospital's Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, which combines a clinical service providing state-of-the-art smoking cessation treatment with a research group that develops and tests smoking treatment interventions for health care settings. She chairs the Tobacco Treatment quality improvement teams for Partners HealthCare System, Inc., and for Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rigotti provides technical support and plays an advisory role in the LifeFirst project.
Dr. Rigotti and her team are involved in a research project on LifeFirst In-patient tobacco treatment service.
1. Prince Aly Khan Hospital
2. NMMC General Hospital, through the NGO Anvay Pratisthan, Vashi
1. Ilthanpada urban health post
2. Digha urban health post
1. Santosh Bhuwan
2. Nagindas Pada
3. Gala nagar
4. Dhaniv Baug
5. Kargil Nagar
9. Sainath Nagar
11. Father Wadi
1. Bajaj Electricals, Ranjangaon
2. Bajaj Electricals, Chakan,
3. Adity Designs, Mumbai
4. Sanchit Industries, Daman,
5. Ambuja Cements Limited, Corporate Office, Mumbai
6. Ambuja Cements Limited, Cement Manufacturing unit, Chandrapur
7. Ambuja Cements Limited, Shipping Terminal, Panvel
8. Everest Industries, Nashik
9. Cipla – R&D center, Mumbai
1. 27 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation schools have been reached so far.
2. The programme is being currently implemented in 40 new BMC schools.
1. Yerala Medical Trusts’ Dental College and Hospital, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
2. Dr. D.Y Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune
3. MGM Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai
4. Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College & Hospital, Kalmegh, Nagpur
5. Sinhgad Dental College And Hospital, Pune
1. Dr. Reena Karia – Homeopath Practitioner in Wadala, Mumbai
2. Herambh Chikitsalaya, Dr. Deepak Bengali – an Ayurved practitioner - in Badlapur, Thane, Maharashtra.
3. Kolila Clinic: Dr. Madhu Nimesh Thakkar: Homeopathy clinic in Ghatkopar-West. Mumbai