The Building and Scaling of UC Quits: Health Systems Change for Tobacco Cessation with Electronic Medical Records with Dr. Elisa K. Tong, MD, MA Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis
15 Years Went By Fast
On January 15, 2003, the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at UCSF officially began, thanks to a five-year grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and later supplemented by support from the then American Legacy Foundation, now Truth Initiative.
When I arrived at UCSF that day, I had no idea of the journey ahead. All I had was an office and the opportunity to hire staff and to develop mechanisms that would help organizations do a better job supporting quit attempts by smokers. What was known was the large gap between what clinicians should do and what they actually did. Read more...