SCLC's webinar series is integral to the technical assistance provided by the SCLC. Nationally recognized smoking cessation experts offer the latest information related to smoking cessation (including effective interventions) for the general and the behavioral health populations.

The Goals of SCLC’s Webinar Series:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to raise awareness of the many benefits smoking cessation efforts and to increase understanding of effective smoking cessation strategies.
  • Implement or enhance existing tobacco cessation services using evidence-based practices.
  • Ensure that consumers and staff have access to smoking cessation services and support to promote health and wellness.
  • Establish partnerships between behavioral health and nicotine cessation organizations to increase available tobacco cessation resources in communities. 

SCLC has over 75 webinars covering the latest topics on tobacco addiction and recovery

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Current Webinars

The Building and Scaling of UC Quits: Health Systems Change for Tobacco Cessation with Electronic Medical Records


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.

Webinar Objectives

  1. Identify system changes implemented for population-based tobacco cessation treatment across the five University of California (UC) health systems.

  2. Describe best practices for building health systems capacity to implement bi-directional e-referrals to the quitline.

  3. Identify strategies for integration of tobacco into behavioral health facilities and primary care with quality metrics

  4. Explain the vision for CA Quits, a statewide initiative to coordinate across providers, health plans, and public health organizations.