U.S. community health centers are critically important in efforts to reduce tobacco use.  They are an essential resource for high-quality, comprehensive primary and preventive health care for low-income communities, a population hit particularly hard by tobacco use.  Health centers provide care to 20 million people, a number expected to grow significantly as the Affordable Care Act takes effect.  Integrating tobacco cessation services with existing clinical services at community health centers can significantly impact tobacco use and related health consequences. Legacy and Partnership for Prevention collaborated to produce Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco Use: An Implementation Guide for Community Health Centers.

The objectives of this educational program are to:

  • Describe how tobacco cessation can improve the quality of care at community health centers. 
  • Identify strategies to integrate tobacco cessation into existing clinical services.
  • Identify lessons learned to implement tobacco cessation services from a community health center and a statewide organization.


David Zauche, Senior Program Officer, Partnership for Prevention


Dr. Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA, Professor and Director, University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention

Dr. Donald L. Weaver, MD, Associate Medical Officer, National Association of Community Health Centers

Dr. Matthew Horan, DMD, Dental Director, Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, MA

Laura Chisholm, MPH, MCHES, Self-Management Technical Lead, Public Health Division/Oregon Health Authority

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.

This is a jointly sponsored event with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. 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. 

Participants who join the LIVE session, on November 21, 2013, are eligible to earn up to 1.5 CME/CEU credits for a fee of $25 per CME/CEU certificate.

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 forAMA 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.