CCOs and care team members play important roles in helping their members quit smoking, including: accurately assessing member tobacco use status; designing benefits (expanding coverage and reducing barriers); promoting benefits; implementing tobacco-free campus policies; and fostering partnerships with local public health agencies and other community stakeholders to create tobacco-free community environments.
Free, quick online tobacco cessation counseling training (with CME)
What: This short online course will improve your care team’s ability to help patients quit tobacco. The course focuses on Brief Tobacco Intervention and Motivational Interviewing techniques.
Who: All members of the care team committed to supporting their patients quit tobacco.
When: The course is self-paced and takes approximately 45 minutes. The course can be started, paused and resumed later as needed.
CMEs: This training has been reviewed and is accepted for up to 1.0 prescribed credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). For other licensing boards that may not pre-approve continuing education credits (for example, the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists), please submit the certificate of participation to your accrediting body.
Access the training:
Questions? Please contact Anona Gund (Anona.E.Gund@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-381-1104)
Webinar series recordings: Treating tobacco dependence in behavioral health settings
The OHA Transformation Center and Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Section recorded a series of webinars focused on treating tobacco dependence in behavioral health settings. Presenters are from the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Behavioral Health and Wellness Program. Audience: All types of care team providers, quality improvement staff, and non-clinical staff working in behavioral health settings.
See full details and links to the recordings.
Questions? Please contact Anona Gund (Anona.E.Gund@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-381-1104).
CCO Tobacco Prevalence Reduction Learning Collaborative
The Transformation Center hosted a half-day event for CCOs that focused on evidence-based practices for reducing tobacco prevalence, including clinical and community-based interventions.
Other webinar recordings
Additional opportunities through OHA
E-referrals to the Tobacco Quit Line (Public Health)
The OHA Public Health Division is investing in e-referral functionality for the State Tobacco Quit Line. OHA-PHD is working with partners across the state to support e-referral buildout implementation through investments in local and state systems. A recent pilot e-referral project in central Oregon successfully created an e-referral pathway within the OCHIN EPIC platform, and resulted in an over 4,000% increase in referrals to the Quit Line.
Next steps for OCHIN EPIC health systems - If you are interested in turning on the e-referral functionality within your OCHIN EPIC system, contact OCHIN directly and enter a support ticket (Interface JIRA) to initiate the conversation. As a result of this initial buildout, there will be minimal costs for any OCHIN EPIC health system, which may vary depending on internal technology capacity.
Next steps for health systems using other EHR systems - For general questions about how to get started with e-referral buildouts to the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line, contact Hilde Hinkel, Health System Policy Specialist, OHA Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, 971-673-3182,
Anona.E.Gund@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-381-1104
CCO incentive measure technical specifications and guidance documents