Advancing Smoking Cessation in California's Medicaid Population: The Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking (MIQS) Project

Duration:

90 Minutes

Webinar Speakers

Steven A. Schroeder, MD

Director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, UCSF

Steven Schroeder, MD, is Distinguished Professor of Health and Healthcare at the University of California San Francisco, where he directs the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC). A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, he trained in internal medicine at Harvard and in epidemiology at the CDC. He held faculty positions at Harvard and George Washington University. Between 1990 and 2002 he was President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where he initiated programs in tobacco control that resulted in $500 million in grant expenditures during his tenure. The SCLC, which he founded in 2003, works with professional societies, federal and state organizations, and advocacy groups to both increase the number of smokers who attempt to quit and increase the probability of a successful quit. It has partnered with over 80 organizations, launched the “Ask, Advise, Refer (to a quitline)” alternative for busy clinicians, developed the blue card for 1 - 800-QUIT NOW (over 5 million now in circulation), broadened the range of clinicians involved in smoking cessation, and helped to focus more attention on the lethal combination of smoking and behavioral health conditions. A member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly IOM), he chaired the American Legacy Foundation Board of Directors (now Truth Initiative), and served on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine for 19 years.

Hai-Yen Sung, PhD

Professor of Health Economics, Institute for Health & Aging, University of California at San Francisco

Elisa K. Tong, MD, MA

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, at Davis

Dr. Elisa Tong is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Tong received her bachelors, master’s in health services research, and medical degrees at Stanford University. She completed her clinical and research training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and UCSF, and continues to work in general medicine in the clinic and hospital settings. Her research area of interest is in tobacco control policy and cessation issues, with special interests in disparities and secondhand smoke. She has been Project Director for UC Quits and the Statewide Outreach PI for the Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking project. In her current projects, she is the PI for a TRDRP Community Practice-Based Research project with Los Angeles Department of Health Services, and the Project Director for CA Quits and one of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Center Cessation Initiative awards.

Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD

Professor & Director, Center for Research & Intervention in Tobacco Control (CRITC), Dept. of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California at San Diego School of Medicine

Shu-Hong Zhu, Ph.D. is a Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health and the Director of the Center for Research and Intervention in Tobacco Control (CRITC) at the University of California, San Diego. His tobacco control research focuses on two tracks: treatment research for individual smokers and population analysis of large datasets. He has been the Principal Investigator for the California Smokers’ Helpline since its inception in 1992. The Helpline is internationally recognized for its scientific innovation and its dedication to the dissemination of research findings to public health services. His recent work focuses on the interface of individual- and population-based approaches to smoking cessation and the effects of social norms on smoking behavior. He examines how population-level tobacco use patterns change in response to public health policy or to social norms. This also includes examination of the impact of emerging tobacco products on population-level tobacco use patterns and the market-driven influence on health behavior. Dr. Zhu has received many awards, including the California Wellness Foundation/ University of California Wellness Lecture Award and the APHA Excellence Award from the American Public Health Association.

Webinar Objectives
  1. Identify statewide outreach strategies to providers, plans, and public health partners.

  2. Describe impact with Helpline caller response in California Medicaid population and subgroups.

  3. Describe the effect of incentives to help low-income smokers quit smoking.

  4. Assess potential population-level costs and benefits of supplementing usual care of quitline services with financial incentives and mailed nicotine patches to Medicaid smokers who call the quitline.

Instructions for CME/CEU Credit

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One and a half hours of credit can be earned, for participants who joined the LIVE session, on March 12, 2019. The CME/CEU registration period will end on March 22, 2019.

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ACCME Accreditation

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.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the webinar activity.

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Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Disclosures

This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

The following speakers, moderators and planning committee members have disclosed they have no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who have provided products or services relating to their presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity:

Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Jennifer Lucero, MA, MS, Jennifer Matekuare, Jessica Safier, Catherine Saucedo, Steven A. Schroeder, MD, Hai-Yen Sung, PhD, Elisa K. Tong, MD, MA, and Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD

Additional Resources
  • Click here for answers to questions from the live webinar on 3/12/19

  • American Journal of Preventative Medicine, Dec 2018, supplement, "Advancing Smoking Cessation in California's Medicaid Population" with all of the related articles can be found here: bit.ly/ajpmdec18