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Strategies to Integrate Tobacco Treatment
June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmComplimentary for CCALAC Members
An introduction to local and statewide resources for tobacco treatment best practice and opportunities, including Los Angeles County Office of Education, Worksite Wellness LA, Compadres, CA Quits and the California Smokers’ Helpline. Best practices in tobacco treatment include adoption of smoke/tobacco-free workplace policies, staff tobacco assessment and counseling policies, and implementation of Ask, Advise, Refer or other methods of proactive referrals to the California Smokers’ Helpline.
• Understand how a smoke/tobacco-free policy can support an environment of health
• Describe how to integrate the Ask, Ask, Refer (AAR) model into clinic workflow
• List the free services and referral options offered by the California Smokers’ Helpline, including help to quit vaping
• Identify training/technical assistance resources for tobacco treatment integration
Presented by Elisa Tong, M.D.,M.A., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at University of California, Davis Health
Complimentary for CCALAC Members
Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at University of California, Davis Health
Dr. Elisa Tong is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at University of California, Davis Health. For over 20 years, Dr. Tong has conducted tobacco control policy and cessation research. Dr. Tong is the Principal Investigator of a California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Implementation Research Award with Los Angeles Department of Health Services, the nation’s second largest municipal health system, for expanding their referral system with the state quitline. Dr. Tong is also the founding Director for “CA Quits”, the first statewide health systems change project funded by the California Tobacco Control Program, which works with safety net clinic systems, Medi-Cal managed care plans, and public health partners for integrating tobacco treatment activities. Previously, Dr. Tong founded “UC Quits” to integrate tobacco treatment with the five UC health systems, and she leads UC Davis’ tobacco treatment program efforts in the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Center Cessation Initiative. She also led outreach for the Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking project, which helped double the reach of California Medicaid members calling the state quitline.