Webinars

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 95 webinars covering the latest topics on tobacco addiction and recovery

Click here for information on SCLC's Summer Webinar Series: Recorded Webinars with FREE CME/CEUs

Upcoming Webinars

Smoke-free Public Housing: Helping Residents Quit Tobacco, hosted by SCLC, ACS, and NAQC

Speakers

Celine Mutuyemariya, M.Ed.

Community Health Coordinator, Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center

Celine Mutuyemariya is the Community Health Coordinator at Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center and has been a Community Health Worker (CHW) since February 2018. Celine received an M.Ed. in community counseling from Loyola University Chicago in May 2016 and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2014. Celine believes that the cause and exacerbation of all health problems are rooted in issues related to the social determinants of health (SDOH). Celine believes in using a person-centered approach to build rapport and trust with clients. She provides support through health education programming and by helping patients access and navigate community resources. Celine works primarily in the community to meet patients where they are and to better understand, advocate and manage barriers to health and wellness with the goal of building resilience and improving health outcomes.

Izzy Rivera

Resident Service Coordinator, Lancaster City Housing Authority

Izzy was born and raised in Lancaster, PA. Until the age of 16, he was a resident of public housing, moving out when his parents purchased a home.

He has been associated with the Lancaster City Housing Authority his entire life. As a 15-year-old, he was offered a summer job to assist the maintenance department and was asked to return the following summer. He continued working part-time while attending high school and began a full-time career at the Housing Authority the day after he graduated from high school. He’s now been working for the Lancaster City Housing Authority for more than 30 years. He has held several positions at the Housing Authority and has experience working with Housing Choice Vouchers and federally funded public housing. He currently serves as the Resident Service Coordinator and provides a variety of services to 564 families.

Katy L. Wynne, Ed.D., MSW

Cessation Coordinator in the Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and Manager, South Carolina Tobacco Quitline

Dr. Katy Wynne has a 33-year career in South Carolina state government, of which the past 20 years have been in public health with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Katy is the cessation coordinator in the Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control and she manages the SC Tobacco Quitline. She also teaches graduate courses at both the University of South Carolina-College of Social Work and at Columbia College located in Columbia, South Carolina. Katy earned her Master of Social Work degree and a Doctorate in Health Education Administration.

Webinar Objectives

  • Describe challenges and successes experienced by public housing authorities, community health centers, and state quitlines involved in the Smoke-Free Public Housing: Helping Smokers Quit project
  • Identify 2-3 best practices to help residents of public housing access smoking cessation services and/or support
  • Discuss challenges associated with systems change to better help residents of public housing quit smoking
  • Discuss 1-2 ideas to improve internal processes to help residents/patients access tobacco cessation services
  • List 3-4 resources to which to refer patients for smoking cessation information or services