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Tobacco Cessation Technical Assistance

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.

Current opportunities

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 Rachel Burdon (

Past opportunities

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.

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 webinars

  • Building Relationships for Health System Change: Engaging CCOs to Prevent Tobacco Use (3/1/23) - Slides / Recording (Passcode: 5a?+*YRq)
  • Oregon Tobacco Quit Line: Coordinated Care Organizations and Data (3/15/18) - Slides
  • Culturally Adapted Smoking Cessation Strategies (10/5/17) - Slides
  • Smoking Cessation Programs for Pregnant Members (9/27/17) - Slides
  • Tobacco Cessation Clinical Workflow (7/18/17) - Slides / Workflow integration steps


Rachel Burdon:

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