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Quitlines and Behavioral Health: The Hidden Resource
Quitlines and Behavioral Health: The Hidden Resource (MMC17004F) Presented live April 12, 2017.

Quitlines and Behavioral Health: The Hidden Resource


Linda A. Bailey, JD, MHS
President and CEO
North American Quitline Consortium
Phoenix, Arizona
Etta Short, MD
Director, Clinical Development and Support
Seattle, Washington
Robert Vargas, MSW, MPH
Director, Clinical Development and Treatment
Seattle, Washington

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) hosted this webinar on April 12, 2017 at 10:00 am Pacific time (90 minutes). You may claim CME credit after viewing the recorded webinar. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  1. Identify key milestones in the development of promising practices for behavioral health by the quitline community;
  2. Describe five components of a quitline tobacco cessation program tailored for callers who report a behavioral health condition;
  3. Describe the outcomes of a tobacco cessation behavioral health program pilot.


Method of Participation/ Instruction for Obtaining Credit

Participants should view the recorded webinar (streaming or downloading the .mp4 file), answer the multiple-choice test questions, and complete the evaluation form online to receive a certificate. 

You must receive a score of 70% or better to earn a certificate. You will have an unlimited number of attempts to successfully complete the post-test.  Your certificate will be available immediately for print or download upon completion of the entire activity.

The fee to register for and claim CME credit is $35. 

Estimated Time

The estimated time to complete this activity is 1-1/2 hours, which is equivalent to 1.50 credits.

Media Format(s)
Recorded web-based slides and audio.

Certification Dates
Begins: May 23, 2017
Expires: December 31, 2019


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 credit™. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.

Social Workers: This course is NOT currently qualified for CEU's.


This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

This activity has been reviewed and approved by members of the UCSF CME Governing Board in accordance with UCSF CME accreditation policies. Office of CME staff, planners, reviewers, and all others in control of content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The following individuals have disclosed a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with a commercial interest.  All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support:

Linda Bailey - Grant/Research Support from GlaxoSmithKline, and from Pfizer, IGLC.
Etta Short - Employee of Optum

Robert Vargas - Employee of Optum

*Note that Optum has been deemed to not be a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME.
Supplemental Material:

Cultural and Linguistic Competency Resources  
CLC Info and Resources

UC Online Privacy Policy

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Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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