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Leveraging Quitlines for Tobacco Cessation: Real-World Implementation
Recorded from "Leveraging Quitlines for Tobacco Cessation: Real-World Implementation" (MMC22004A) and presented live August 24, 2021. (Course #MED24021A)

Leveraging Quitlines for Tabacco Cessation: Real-World Implementation

 presented by:

Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA
University of Wisconsin Hilldale Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI)
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin

Joann Yoon Kang, JD
Team Lead, Health Systems and Data Visualization
Policy Unit of the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, Georgia
Chad Morris, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry
University of Colorado Anschultz Medical Campus
Director, Behavioral Health & Wellness Program and Wellness Leadership Institute
Denver, Colorado

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) hosted this webinar on August 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET (75 minutes). You may claim CE/CME credit after viewing the recorded webinar. 

Educational Goals

  1. Underscore the ongoing public health burden of smoking about U.S. adults, and highlight how tobacco cessation quitlines can address this crisis.
  2. Communicate the impact of implementing eReferral as a tobacco cessation treatment extender in primary health care.
  3. Highlight how quitline services complement other cessation services especially for health disparity populations. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  1. Identify two ways in which Quitlines have evolved since their inception
  2. Identify one way the reach of quitlines can be enhanced through media campaigns that promote quit services
  3. Examine two processes associated with implementing eReferral to the Quitline in primary care health settings
  4. Analyze two types of quitline eReferral for various subpopulations
  5. Demonstrate two ways quitlines are tailoring services to meet the needs of callers with behavioral health conditions
  6. Analyze two initial outcomes for tailored quitline programs

This 75-minute webinar will address the following high-level topics. (More details can be found in the downloadable syllabus.)
  • Smoking is an issue of concern for the U.S.
  • CDC supported the development and publication of "The Role of Quitlines in Tobacco Cessation," a special issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, to highlight the myriad ways quitlines can help individuals quit.
  • Quitlines have come a long way since their inception, and continued innovation and evolution is key.
  • Evolution of Quitlines in the United States
  • Characteristics and reach of Quitlines
  • Quitlines' role in primary care treatment
  • Implementation of eReferral in primary care health systems
  • Impact of Quitline EReferral in various subpopulations
  • Quitlines are a viable cessation resource for individuals with behavioral health (BH) conditions
  • Tailoring quitline services to the persons with BH conditions is advantageous

How to Participate and Earn CE/CME Credit

The estimated time to complete this activity is 75 minutes, which is equivalent to 1.25 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 80% 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 CE/CME credit is $45.

For a limited time, California providers, use discount code CADPH23 to receive free CE credit, courtesy of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center.

Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations should be made in writing within 7 days of enrollment. Refunds will only be made in the event that technical difficulties prevent completion of the activity, or if no interaction with the material occurred because of inadvertent or mistaken enrollment, or expiration of the activity before the learner had the opportunity to complete it fully. Fees can be transferred to another activity in the case of mistaken enrollment.

Certification: Begins: May 1, 2022; Expires: June 30, 2024

Special Needs or Other Concerns: If you require any special accommodations for a disability which creates a hardship to participating in this activity, or you have questions or concerns about this course, please contact the Office of CME. (Additional contact information is below.)

In support of improving patient care, the University of California, San Francisco is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Physicians: UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  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.

California Psychologists: This educational activity is recognized by the California Board of Psychology as meeting the continuing education requirements toward license renewal for California psychologists. Psychologists are responsible for reporting their own attendance to the California Board of Psychology. Psychologists from other states should check with their respective licensing boards.

California Behavioral Science Professionals: The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP). UCSF maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.25 hour of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's and/or LEP's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #64239.  

California Addiction Professionals:
The UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the California Consortium of Addiction Professional and Programs (CCAPP) to provide continuing education credit for California Addiction Counselors. UCSF designates this live activity, for a maximum of 1.25 CCAPP credit. Addiction counselors should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Provider number: 7-20-322-0722.

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.

None of the planning committee members and reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) with any ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients: Anita Browning, Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Jennifer Matekuare, Ma Krisanta Pamatmat, MPH, Jessica Safier, MA, Catherine Saucedo, Steven A. Schroeder, MD, Aria Yow, MA.

The speakers, Drs. Michael Fiore, Joann Yoon Kang, and Chad Morris have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.

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