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SCLC & HRSA: FREE webinar, "A Team Approach: Integrating tobacco dependence treatment into routine

Wednesday, May 13, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

A Team Approach:

Integrating tobacco dependence treatment into routine clinical practice


The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC), in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is pleased to invite you to an instructive webinar led by Chad Morris, Ph.D.  Associate Professor and Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program, Department of Psychiatric at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. 


Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. EDT – 1:30 p.m. EDT

Who Should Attend?

Persons working in community-based ambulatory care settings including: Community Health Centers, Tribal and Urban Indian Clinics, Family Planning Clinics, Ryan White Clinics, as well as Maternal and Child Health focused organizations working with adolescents. 


Providers, quality improvement professionals, front desk staff, and others will gain valuable information that will increase their effectiveness in helping patients cease their use of tobacco products.


Joining Dr. Morris for this web-based presentation will be Alek Sripipatana, PhD, MPH, Director, Data and Evaluation Division, US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Office of Quality Improvement.


After this webinar, you will be able to: 

·        Describe how tobacco treatment is essential to the “Triple Aim” of better health for the population, better quality healthcare for individuals, at less cost.

·        Explain how tobacco prevention and treatment is aligned with chronic care and patient-centered medical home models.

·        Apply effective tobacco cessation strategies to populations most at-risk for tobacco-related health disparities, including persons with behavior health conditions.

·        Employ office based tools and resources that will assist you in concurrently addressing tobacco and other addictions.





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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the webinar activity.


Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 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 CreditsTM 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 creditTM. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.


Social Workers: This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you a social worker in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.


CME/CEUs will be available for participants who join the LIVE session, on May 27, 2015. You will receive instructions on how to claim credit via the post webinar email.


Don’t need to claim CME/CEUs?  SCLC issues free certificates of attendance for those who want contact hours only.


Please feel free to forward this announcement to your colleagues.  For questions, contact Jennifer Matekuare, SCLC Operations Manager, at, or call toll-free (877) 509-3786.  This webinar will be recorded and may be viewed online on the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center’s website after the presentation.  

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