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Smoke-free Public Housing ECHO

January 2019

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January 2020

ABCs of Tobacco - Part I

Participants learned about the background of the tobacco industry to better understand how the tobacco epidemic emerged, as well as about the ingredients of tobacco smoke and how smoking causes harm.

Didactic Presenters

Steven Schroeder, MD

ABCs of Tobacco - Part II

This session reviewed tobacco control policies that reduce smoking rates, including taxation, smoke-free ordinances, counter-marketing and cessation.

Didactic Presenters

Steven Schroeder, MD

Epidemiology of Smoking

Smoking rates are at a modern low, and those who continue to smoke are smoking fewer cigarettes than they did in the past. However, smoking has become concentrated among vulnerable populations. This session examined the prevalence rates among these groups, including those with mental health and substance use disorders, and other vulnerable populations (homeless, incarcerated, LGBTQ).

Didactic Presenters

Steven Schroeder, MD

Smoking Cessation Interventions: The 5As

The classic approach to smoking cessation, this session looked at clinicians performing the 5As: Ask about smoking; Advise about quitting; Assess readiness to quit; Assist in quitting; Arrange follow-up.

Didactic Presenters

Steven Schroeder, MD

Smoking Cessation Interventions: Overview of the Services, Treatment, and Effectiveness of Telephone Quitlines

Participants learned about the services and treatment offered by quitlines, how they can be used to effectively help smokers quit and how they partner with community and clinical organizations.

Didactic Presenters

Linda Bailey, JD, MHS

Smoking Cessation Interventions: Counseling/Motivational Interviewing

Counseling smokers about how to quit is an essential part of smoking cessation. This session provided key counseling pointers, including how to motivate smokers hesitant about quitting and special populations.

Didactic Presenters

Frank Vitale

Smoking Cessation Interventions: Pharmacotherapy/7 FDA-approved medications

Evidence shows the chances of quitting smoking are greatly improved by combining counseling with smoking cessation medications. This session reviewed the 7 FDA-approved medications to help smokers quit.

Didactic Presenters

Robin Corelli, PharmD

Karen Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh, TTS

Special Topics: E-cigarettes and Vaping

Several alternative nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes, have recently emerged. This session discussed the controversy over the use of these products concerning whether or not they are harmful, whether or not they help smokers quit, and whether or not they are dangerous for young people.

Didactic Presenters

Cliff Douglas, JD

Vulnerable Populations: Behavioral Health

This session highlighted the smoking disparity among those with behavioral health conditions, the difficulty of getting inpatient treatment settings to focus on cessation, evidence-based cessation practices tailored to this population, and health and recovery outcomes related to quitting.

Didactic Presenters

Amy Skora

Vulnerable Populations: Who’s Still Smoking

Despite the overall substantial decrease in the prevalence of cigarette smoking in the United States in the last 50 years, there remain persistent disparities in cigarette smoking prevalence and secondhand smoke exposure among certain groups, including individuals in lower education and/or socioeconomic groups; from certain racial/ethnic groups; in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community; with mental illness; and in the military, particularly among those in the lowest pay grades.

Didactic Presenters

Alex Liber, PhD

Special Topics: Effective Messaging to Current Smokers

Most smokers understand that smoking is bad for them, but many are resistant to quitting. This session examined which messages work – and which don’t – to motivate smokers to try to quit.

Didactic Presenters

Steve Babb

Robin Scala

Brenna VanFrank, MD

Special Topics: Plan Effective Cessation Events/Great American Smokeout

Participants learned tips and tools to make their cessation events, including the Great American Smokeout, inviting for those who are considering quitting smoking and their loved ones.

Didactic Presenters

Tonya Phillips

Special Topics: Reimbursement and Billing

Smoking cessation counseling is a billable activity for most health insurers, including Medicaid programs. Participants learned learned how to ensure everything is captured and discuss coding.

Didactic Presenters

Anne DiGiulio

Systems Change: Establishing Formal Referral Programs with Quitlines, CHCs, and PHAs

Participants learned how quitlines can collaborate with CHCs and PHAs to connect residents to tobacco cessation resources and enable secure information exchange and coordination of services.

Didactic Presenters

Linda Bailey, JD, MHS

Special Topics: How Quitting Improves Wellness

This session discussed the many important benefits of quitting smoking, including health and wellness, eased financial burdens, potentially more affordable insurance, etc.

Didactic Presenters

Richard Wender, MD

Special Topics: Legal/Resident Concerns with the Smoke-free Rule

Participants explored some of the legal questions around the smoke-free rule so you’re better able to answer patient and resident inquiries and issues with compliance.

Didactic Presenters

Deborah Thrope

Special Topics: Second-and Third-Hand Smoke

Nonsmokers can be injured by exposure to the smoke exhaled by smokers. This session examined the effects of exposure to nonsmokers, both through breathing second-hand smoke and through third-hand smokinginvolving the smoke residues that accumulate on carpets, furniture, curtains, and other environmental objects.

Didactic Presenters

Valerie Gribben, MD, FAAP

Smoke-free Policies

This session gave a refresher on the HUD smoke-free rule and examine where smoke-free policies are heading.

Didactic Presenters

Cliff Douglas, JD

Special Topics: Helping Staff Quit Smoking

Many staff at CHCs and PHAs smoke themselves. Experience has shown that helping staff to quit smoking is an important component of smoking cessation programs. This session reviewed ways to help staff either quit or refrain from smoking while on the job.

Didactic Presenters

Frank Vitale

Systems Change/Workflow: Building Connections Between CHCs, PHAs, and Quitlines

Quitlines, health centers, and housing authorities all have an interest in smoking cessation. However, each group has its own procedures and cultures. This session sought to better connect these organizations to help smokers quit.

Didactic Presenters

Linda Bailey, JD, MHS

Special Topics: Harm Reduction

Harm reduction refers to switching from combustible tobacco products, like cigarettes, to less harmful products. This session looked at harm reduction in depth.

Didactic Presenters

Cliff Douglas, JD

Special Topics: Current Landscape of Cessation Efforts in Behavioral Health

This session explored considerations around smokers who have mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Previously, smoking was thought to be less important to address than other conditions, and sometimes even considered to be a part of the treatment itself. Current research indicates that quitting smoking not only improves overall health but is an important component of improving mental health and reducing the risk of substance abuse.

Didactic Presenters

Frank Vitale

Systems Change/Workflow: Office Champions

Smoking cessation activities are greatly enhanced when there is a project champion in the office. This session reviewed how to select such champions, outline their functions, and describe how they can be supported.

Didactic Presenters

Amy Skora

Special Topics: Help with Relapses

Most smokers attempt to quit many times before they’re successful. This can be demotivating. This session will review the evidence about smoking relapses, how to address those smokers, and ways to help them quit again.

Didactic Presenters

Frank Vitale

Wrap Up - Part I

Wrap Up - Part II

Our Experts

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Linda Bailey, JD, MHS

President and CEO

North American Quitline Consortium

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Cliff Douglas, JD

Former Vice President, Tobacco Control

American Cancer Society

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Laura Makaroff, DO

Senior Vice President, Prevention and Early Detection

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Steven Schroeder, MD

Director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center

University of California, San Francisco

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Amy Skora

Outreach Specialist

University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health
Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention

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Frank Vitale

National Director
Clinical Assistant Professor

Pharmacy Partnership for Tobacco Cessation
Purdue College of Pharmacy

Collected Program Resources

SFPH ECHO – 1-22-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "ABCs of Tobacco - Part I"

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SFPH ECHO – 2-5-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "ABCs of Tobacco - Part II"

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SFPH ECHO – 2-19-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Epidemiology of Smoking"

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SFPH ECHO – 3-5-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Smoking Cessation Interventions: The 5As"

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SFPH ECHO – 3-19-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Smoking Cessation Interventions: Overview of Services and Effectiveness of Telephone Quitlines"

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SFPH ECHO – 4-2-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Smoking Cessation Interventions: Counseling/Motivational Interviewing"

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SFPH ECHO – 4-16-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Smoking Cessation Interventions: Pharmacotherapy"

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SFPH ECHO – 4-30-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Special Topics: E-cigarettes and Vaping"

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SFPH ECHO – 5-14-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Vulnerable Populations: Behavioral Health"

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SFPH ECHO – 5-28-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Vulnerable Populations: Who’s Still Smoking"

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SFPH ECHO – 6-11-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Special Topics: Effective Messaging to Current Smokers"

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SFPH ECHO – 6-25-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Special Topics: Plan Effective Cessation Events/Great American Smokeout"

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SFPH ECHO – 7-9-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Special Topics: Reimbursement and Billing"

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SFPH ECHO – 7-23-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Systems Change: Establishing Formal Referral Programs with Quitlines, CHCs, and PHAs"

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SFPH ECHO – 8-6-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Special Topics: How Quitting Improves Wellness"

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SFPH ECHO – 8-20-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Special Topics: Legal/Resident Concerns with the Smoke-free Rule"

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SFPH ECHO – 9-3-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Special Topics: Second-and Third-Hand Smoke"

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SFPH ECHO – 9-17-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Smoke-free Policies"

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SFPH ECHO – 10-1-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Special Topics: Helping Staff Quit Smoking"

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SFPH ECHO – 10-15-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Systems Change/Workflow: Building Connections Between CHCs, PHAs, and Quitlines"

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SFPH ECHO – 10-29-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Special Topics: Harm Reduction"

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SFPH ECHO – 11-12-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Special Topics: Current Landscape of Cessation Efforts in Behavioral Health"

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SFPH ECHO – 12-3-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Systems Change/Workflow: Office Champions"

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SFPH ECHO – 12-17-2019 – Recording

Didactic: "Special Topics: Help with Relapses"

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SFPH ECHO – 1-7-2020 – Recording

Didactic: "Wrap Up - Part I"

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SFPH ECHO – 1-21-2020 – Recording

Didactic: "Wrap Up - Part II"

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