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New Provider Toolkit: Online Referral Options to Tobacco Treatment

Posted by Kristin Harms

Mar 6, 2017 12:50:27 PM

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Download our free Provider Toolkit, Online Referral Options to Evidence-Based Tobacco Treatment, from the California Smokers’ Helpline and its training and technical assistance arm, the Center for Tobacco Cessation.

In 2015, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) determined that the California Smokers’ Helpline meets the Specialized Registry Reporting measure. Eligible professionals can choose to report smokers to the Helpline as part of their Meaningful Use Compliance.

The Helpline offers a variety of options for referring patients and clients to the Helpline's evidence-based telephone counseling for quitting smoking, including web-based referral, DIRECT messaging, and other Internet options.

Kristin Harms and Carrie Kirby with the California Smokers' Helpline describe the various options available for referring patients online to the Helpline including cost, technology requirements, and fulfillment of Meaningful Use Requirements.

Our free toolkit includes:

  • Webinar recording and slide deck
  • Provider flyer: Online Referral Options

Download Now!


 

New Provider Toolkit: Child Health Providers Helping Family Members Quit Tobacco Use

Posted by Kristin Harms

Feb 1, 2017 2:51:34 PM

Children_and_Tobacco_Toolkit_Image.jpgIf you missed our webinar on January 18th, you can download our new provider toolkit, Child Health Providers Helping Family Members Quit Tobacco Use.

In this recorded webinar, Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH and Jyothi Marbin, MD discuss the impact of tobacco use on families, and list ways in which child health practices can effectively treat tobacco users in a family. They also describe how to implement the basic 3 step CEASE model in a busy office practice and share information about policies that can mitigate tobacco exposure in children.

Our free toolkit includes:

  • Webinar Recording and Slide Deck
  • Patient Fact Sheets:
    • What's in Cigarette Smoke?
    • Secondhand Smoke
    • Quit Aids

Download Now!


 

New Provider Toolkit: Youth and Tobacco

Posted by Kristin Harms

Oct 27, 2016 11:07:27 PM

California_Smokers_Hotline_32.jpgThe California Smokers’ Helpline and its training and technical assistance arm, the Center for Tobacco Cessation, are pleased to offer this free Provider Toolkit, Youth and Tobacco, including:

  • Recorded Webinar and Slide Deck: Youth and Tobacco, presented by Kimberlee Homer Vagadori,  Project Director for the California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN).
  • Patient Handouts: Cigars, Hookah, Marijuana

Tobacco use trends among youth have shifted in recent years.  As cigarette smoking rates decrease, use of other tobacco and nicotine products is increasing.  This webinar highlights changes in tobacco use by teens and explore the factors that contribute to youth use.  Information is also shared about how to encourage teens to quit, and how to engage youth in activities to prevent addiction to tobacco.

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FREE Recorded Webinar and CE Credits: Smoking Cessation &  Substance Use Disorders

Posted by Kristin Harms

Feb 23, 2016 3:11:41 PM

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If you missed the California Smokers' Helpline webinar on November 18, 2015, How to Talk with Your Patients about Smoking Cessation and Substance Use Disorders, you can view the recorded webinar and download the materials related to the course.

The following continuing education credits are offered for this course: CA BBS, APA, ASWB, CAADE, and CME.

To download the free course materials, or take the course and get free credits, please click on the link below:

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Course Description with Target Audience

Smoking rates among people with substance use disorders are high. Contrary to popular belief, many smokers with substance use disorders want to quit and can quit successfully. The skills gained through quitting smoking can enhance recovery from other substances. This course is designed for health care providers and behavioral health professionals interested in the most current research surrounding smoking cessation and substance use disorders.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the evidence regarding tobacco use among patients enrolled in addiction treatment
  • Discuss patient, program, and policy strategies to reduce tobacco use in addiction treatment populations
  • Identify and implement evidence-based treatment for treating tobacco dependence

Presenters

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Joseph Guydish, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Health Policy
at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy
Studies at the University of California, San Francisco

 

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Valerie Gruber, PhD
Clinical Professor in the Department
of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco

Accreditation

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

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Credit Designation Statement
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mental Health Credit Designation Statement
CE Learning Systems designates this enduring activity for a maximum of one credit (1.0), available for members belonging to the American Psychological Association (APA) or California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE). Individuals belonging to California Board of Behavioral Sciences (CA BBS) may earn credit based on the APA approval.

Release Date: February 1, 2016  |  Expiration Date: January 31, 2017

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Webinar Materials: New & Emerging Tobacco Products

Posted by Kristin Harms

Oct 26, 2015 3:47:11 PM

New and Emerging Tobacco ProductsIf you missed the California Smokers' Helpline webinar on October 22nd, New and Emerging Tobacco Products: An Ever-Changing Market, you can download our free kit now, which includes:

  • Webinar Recording & Slide Deck
  • Patient Fact Sheet-Cigars
  • Patient Fact Sheet-Chew

Kimberlee Homer Vagadori, Project Director for the California Youth Advocacy Network, discusses the following products in this very comprehensive and informative webinar:

  • Hookah
  • Cigars, Little Cigars, and Cigarillos
  • Smokeless Tobacco Products
  • e-Cigarettes
Download Now!

FREE Kit: Smoking and Diabetes

Posted by Lesley Copeland

Sep 29, 2015 2:01:47 PM

Smoking-and-Diabetes-Webinar-ImageIf you missed our webinar on September 23rd presented by Tami MacAller MPH, MCHES, West Hawaii Coordinator for the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, you can download our free kit now, which includes:

  • Webinar Recording & Slide Deck: Smoking and Diabetes-What's the Connection?
  • Patient Fact Sheet-Smoking and Diabetes: a simple summary of the benefits of quitting smoking for your patients and clients with diabetes.

Download Now!

According to the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report, smoking causes diabetes, and people with diabetes who smoke have a 30% to 40% higher risk for type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers.  Helping smokers with diabetes to quit is one of the most effective ways to improve diabetes control.

So, how do you talk to a patient with diabetes about quitting smoking? Ms. MacAller provides an overview of how smoking affects diabetes and ofers practical tips and strategies for helping patients with diabetes quit smoking. Webinar topics include:

  • What is diabetes?
  • How smoking affects diabetes
  • Diabetes management
  • Helping people with diabetes to quit
  • Resources
  • Q & A

Webinar Materials: What Works: Evidence-Based Tobacco Treatments

Posted by Kristin Harms

Sep 9, 2015 5:55:55 PM

If you missed our webinar on September 2nd presented by Scott E. Sherman, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Population Health, Medicine and Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and Co-Chief of the Section of Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use, you can download our free kit now, which includes:

  • Webinar Recording & Slide DeckWhat Works? Evidence-Based Tobacco Treatments
  • e-Pocket Guide: a handy pocket-size reference with three easy steps for helping your patients quit smoking. Just print out the guide on any office printer and fold!
  • Fact Sheet-Tools for Helping Patients Quit Smoking: a summary of free Helpline services and resources for smokers and for health professionals, with a list of frequently asked questions and answers on the back.

Download Now!

Dr. Sherman provides the latest information on the common elements of effective interventions, including:

  • Epidemiology and Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Evidence - Based Treatment:
    • Clinical Practice Guidelines: updates on combination, pre-cessation, and long-term use
    • Behavioral Interventions
    • Brief discussion of pharmacotherapy
  • Q & A

Webinar Materials: Tips from the Field for Web-Based Referrals

Posted by Lesley Copeland

Aug 24, 2015 4:28:55 PM

August-2015-Post-Webinar-Kit-Images-WebIf you missed our webinar on August 19th, you can download our free kit now, which includes:

Webinar Recording & Slide Deck: Tips from the Field for Effectively Utilizing the Helpline's Web-Based Referral Service, presented by:

  • Diane Chung, RN, Quality Review & Patient Safety Officer, KPC Healthcare
  • Joseph Clement, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, San Francisco General Hospital
  • Brian Davis, California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) Coordinator, Tri-City Health Center
  • Kristin Harms, Communications Manager for the California Smokers' Helpline

Web-Based Referral Form: Use this form to document a patient referral to the Helpline, including the patient's consent.

Patient Flyer: Hand this flyer to patients after referring them to the Helpline so they know what to expect.

Download Now!

To sign up for email notification of future webinars, please click here.

 

Free Kit: Top Tips for Motivating Patients to Quit

Posted by Lesley Copeland

Jul 20, 2015 2:14:00 PM

Motivating-Smokers-to-Quit-Kit-AdIf you missed our webinar on June 19th, Top Tips for Motivating Patients to Quit, presented by Dean Schillinger, MD, UCSF Professor of Medicine in Residence and a primary care physician at San Francisco General Hospital, and Gary Tedeschi, PhD, Clinical Director with the California Smokers' Helpline, you can download our free kit now, which includes:

  • Webinar Recording
  • Webinar Slide Deck
  • Q & A: Answers to questions from webinar participants
  • Flyer: How to Motivate Patients to Quit
Download Now!

Smokers have varying degrees of interest in and readiness to stop smoking, and it’s not always clear how best to boost motivation. In this one hour recorded webinar, Drs. Schillinger and Tedeschi provide participants with hands-on strategies for motivating patients to quit, including:

  • How to discuss tobacco cessation with patients
  • Ready-to-use tips to increase motivation such as:
    • instilling hope
    • conveying understanding
    • addressing ambivalence
    • reframing quitting “failures” as successes
    • encouraging patients’ own decision-making
    • assisting with a quit plan comprised of proven methods
  • Following up with patients to assess and maintain motivation



About this Blog

The California Smokers' Helpline offers free, evidence-based tobacco cessation services in multiple languages to help smokers quit. We also offer free training and resources to health professionals to increase their knowledge and capacity for tobacco cessation.

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For more information about our free training and resources for health professionals, please contact the Helpline Communications Department at (858) 300-1010 or cshoutreach@ucsd.edu.

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