NAQC Webinar Series - 2012/2013
Monday, September 17, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Since 2004 NAQC has used conference call and webinar technology to
offer members and partners an opportunity to dialogue with colleagues and experts
from across North America on critical quitline-related topics. The 2012/13
Webinar Series will continue the long-standing mission of NAQC’s education and
quality improvement efforts. As always, each webinar will serve as a vehicle to
encourage dialogue on promising and better practices, new research findings,
and implementation successes and challenges in order to improve quality,
increase understanding of the evidence base, and ensure maximized access, use
and effectiveness of quitline services.
Webinar topics in the 2012/13 series will focus primarily on the impacts of
healthcare reform, national promotion efforts (including graphic health warning
labels and media campaigns), and emerging technologies on our work – as a
quitline community and
as members of the broader tobacco control community.
Webinars will 1.5 hours long and hosted on one Wednesday each month.
Please email Tamatha
Thomas-Haase at firstname.lastname@example.org
should you have any questions or concerns related to the webinar series. We
look forward to your participation!
September 26, 2012
The 2012 Webinar
Calendar: A Look Ahead!
3:30-4:30 PM ET
the National Asian Quitline
In this hour-long webinar, Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD will present findings from his
2012 study, The effects of a
multilingual telephone quitline for Asian smokers: a randomized controlled
trial, that found that quitlines are an effective intervention for
Chinese-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-speaking smokers living in the U.S. Dr. Zhu
will be joined by Joann Lee, DrPH to outline critical details related to the upcoming
launch of the National Asian Quitline including the launch date, plans for
promotion and data and evaluation reporting. Experiences from states that
participated in the study will be shared and there will be ample opportunity
for questions from webinar participants.
October 10, 2012
12:30 – 2:00 PM ET
of the Affordable Care Act: Next Steps for Tobacco Control
The American Lung Association and NAQC join together to host this important
webinar on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it impacts
on our work in tobacco control. The webinar, open to everyone in the tobacco
control community, will feature presentations and discussion on Federal actions
to implement the ACA and how they affect tobacco cessation treatment coverage;
a summary of what is happening at the state level and upcoming actions and
decision points you need to be aware of; and next steps for the tobacco control
community. Representatives from Oregon and New York will share their
experiences in, and guidance on, getting involved in ACA implementation.
November 14, 2012
12:30 – 2:00 PM ET
Quitline Referrals: How Far Have We Come and What Are the Next Steps?
Through "meaningful use”, the U.S. federal government is providing
substantial incentives for health care systems to adopt electronic health
records (EHRs) and use them in ways to improve quality, safety and efficiency.
These incentives are having their desired effect -- nearly half of physicians
in outpatient practices and over 40% of physicians in U.S. hospitals are now
using EHRs. The demand on health care systems to demonstrate increased
efficiency of EHRs is having a spill-over effect on quitline referrals. Indeed
many quitlines are not only hearing about the importance of implementing
electronic quitline referrals from their health care partners but feeling
pressure to take action. In this webinar a standard definition of electronic
referral will be discussed, lessons learned by quitlines that have implemented
electronic referrals will be shared and critical next steps for NAQC will be
December 12, 2012
12:30 – 2:00 PM ET
Service Offering Models: What’s Changing and What’s Staying the Same?
NAQC’s recently published Quality Improvement Initiative Issue Paper, Quitline Service Offering Models: A
Review of the Evidence and Recommendations for Practice in Times of Limited
Resources, makes recommendations for most effectively using limited
resources when determining service offering options and outlines the evidence
to support decision-making. Join us for a discussion with the paper’s author
and others to explore the ever-changing landscape of service offerings,
budgets, target audiences and the evidence base.