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The Building and Scaling of UC Quits: Health Systems Change for Tobacco Cessation with Electronic Medical Records
Recorded from "The Building and Scaling of UC Quits: Health Systems Change for Tobacco Cessation with Electronic Medical Records" (MMC18004I) and presented live May 17, 2018.


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

presented by:

Elisa K. Tong, MD, MA
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) hosted this webinar on May 17, 2018 at 10:00 am Pacific time (60 minutes). You may claim CME credit after viewing the recorded webinar. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  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.

Method of Participation/ Instruction for Obtaining Credit

The estimated time to complete this activity is 60 minutes, which is equivalent to 1.00 credits. Participants should view the recorded webinar (streaming or downloading the .mp4 file), answer the multiple-choice test questions, and complete the evaluation form online to receive a certificate. 

You must receive a score of 75% or better to earn a certificate. You will have an unlimited number of attempts to successfully complete the post-test.  Your certificate will be available immediately for print or download upon completion of the entire activity.

The fee to register for and claim CME credit is $45. For a limited time, earn CME credit WITHOUT CHARGE compliments of SCLC. Enter discount code SAMHSA23 on the payment screen. California Providers should use the discount code CAPDH23 instead.

Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations should be made in writing within 7 days of enrollment. Refunds will only be made in the event that technical difficulties prevent completion of the activity, or if no interaction with the material occurred because of inadvertent or mistaken enrollment, or expiration of the activity before the learner had the opportunity to complete it fully. Fees can be transferred to another activity in the case of mistaken enrollment.

Begins: April 19, 2019; Expires: June 30, 2021

Special Needs or Other Concerns: If you require any special accommodations for a disability which creates a hardship to participating in this activity, or you have questions or concerns about this course, please contact the Office of CME. (Additional contact information is below.)


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 credit™. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.

Behavioral Health: The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP). UCSF maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

This course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's and/or LEP's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #64239.


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.

This activity has been reviewed and approved by members of the UCSF CME Governing Board in accordance with UCSF CME accreditation policies. Office of CME staff, planners, reviewers, and all others in control of content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The following individuals have disclosed they have no relevant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with a commercial interest.  
Christine Cheng
Brian Clark
Jennifer Matekuare
Roxana Said, MPH
Catherine Saucedo
Steven A. Schroeder, MD

The speaker, Dr. Elisa K. Tong, has reported she has no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who provide products or services relating to his presentation(s) for this continuing medical education activity.

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