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Utilizing Peers in Tobacco Cessation Recovery: A Discussion
The UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) presented this webinar on May 22, 2023 at 9:00 am Pacific time / 12:00 pm Eastern (60 minutes).

(Claim credit now through June 3, 2023.)

Course #MMC23004K


Utilizing Peers in Tobacco Cessation Recovery:
A Discussion

presented by:

Lonnetta Albright, MPA
President and Owner
Forward Movement, Inc.
Executive Director, John Maxwell Team

Heath Hayes, MA
Communications Office
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 Meghan Hetfield, CPRSS
Certified Peer Recovery Advocate
Harm Reduction Works

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) presented this webinar on May 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET (60 minutes). You may claim CME credit here for your participation after the webinar has concluded through June 2, 2023. 

Educational Goals

After attending this interactive discussion, participants will gain insight into strategies used when integrating peer support specialists into tobacco cessation efforts within mental health and substance use treatment organizations. They will be presented with approaches to gain buy in from leadership and key points to support the use of peer support specialists when individuals wish to begin a journey towards tobacco cessation and recovery. These takeaways will improve professional skills and enhance the ability of public health officials and behavioral health staff to support individuals in their recovery.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the role of a peer support specialist.
  2. Explore strategies to leverage peer support specialists in supporting an individual’s tobacco cessation journey.
  3. Identify two ways mental health and substance use treatment organizations can utilize peer support specialists in their tobacco efforts.


This 60-minute webinar will address the following high-level topics. (More details can be found in the downloadable syllabus.)
  1. Grounding in understanding of a Peer
  2. Integrating Peers into systems change efforts to increase tobacco cessation and recovery

You will need a CMECalifornia (UC Online) account to register and claim CME credit for this activity.

If you do not already have an account with, please click Create an Account to establish one.  You may then login with your email address and password.

You will receive an access code upon verification of your participation.  Use the access code provided by the host to proceed in claiming credit.  The fee to register for and claim CE credit is $45. 

For a limited time, use the discount code SAMHSA23 to receive free CE credit, courtesy of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. California providers, use discount code CADPH23.
Please ensure to record your attendance for credit by June 2, 2023.

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.

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.)

Claiming your Credit

To obtain CME credit, participants must attend the entire webinar and complete a short evaluation survey.  Your certificate will be available immediately for print or download upon completion of the entire activity.  The estimated time to complete this live web activity is 60 minutes, which is equivalent to 1.00 credit. 


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.
All planning committee members and reviewers have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Catherine Bonniot
Anita Browning
Christine Cheng
Brian Clark
Jennifer Matekuare
Ma Krisanta Pamatmat, MPH
Jessica Safier, MA
Maya Vijayaraghavan, MD, MAS
Aria Yow, MA

The speakers have also reported no financial relationships with ineligible companies relevant to this activity.

CAMFT-Certified Education Ethics Policy

No instructor or facilitator is permitted to promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients, based upon current accepted standards of practice. All CAMFT-certified education must provide training on how to treat all clients in an ethically and clinically sound manner.


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

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 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.

California Psychologists: The California Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are provided by entities approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM is acceptable to meeting the CE requirements for the California Board of Psychology. Providers in other states should check with their state boards for acceptance of CME credit.

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 1.00 hours 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 1.00 CCAPP credits. Addiction counselors should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Provider number: 7-20-322-0724.

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