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Smoke-free Public Housing: Early Lessons Learned
The UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) presented this webinar on July 31, 2019 at 10:00 am Pacific time / 1:00 pm Eastern (60 minutes).

Course #MMC20004A



presented by:

Sharon Cummins, PhD
Project Director
California Smokers’ Helpline

Laura Makaroff, DO
Interim Senior Vice President
Prevention and Early Detection
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

Lindsay Nelson, MSW
Director of Development and Grant Programs
Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center
Louisville, Kentucky
Humberto Piñón, CHES
Health Educator
Curry Senior Center
San Francisco, California

Heath Rico-Storey, PhD
Compliance Manager
Louisville Metro Housing Authority
Louisville, Kentucky

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) hosted this webinar in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and the North American Quitline Consortium on July 31, 2019 at 10:00 am (60 minutes). You may claim CME credit here for your participation after the webinar has concluded. 

Educational Goals

This webinar will review the first year of our Smoke-free Public Housing: Helping Smokers Quit pilot project. During the webinar, we’ll share early lessons learned and emerging best practices, hear from two communities taking part in the program about their experiences and lessons learned, connect you to cessation and partnership resources to support public housing staff and residents, and discuss what’s next for the second year of the project.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  1. Identify at least 2 types of organizations locally that can be contacted to help provide smoking cessation services and/or support
  2. Discuss 2-3 best practices to help residents of public housing access smoking cessation services and/or support
  3. Identify where to refer patients/public housing residents for smoking cessation resources both locally and nationally


This 60-minute webinar will address the following high-level topics. (More details can be found in the downloadable syllabus.)
  1. Background/level setting of the Smoke-free Housing project
    How can these partnerships work?
    Recruitment challenges and successes
    How we’re doing the work
    Local collaboration community by community
    Emerging best practices
    Curry Senior Center and Life Without Tobacco
    Lessons learned
    Louisville MHA and Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center

You will need a CMECalifornia (UC Online) account to register and claim CME credit for this activity.

If you do not already have an account with, please click Create an Account to establish one.  You may then login with your email address and password.

You will receive an access code upon verification of your participation.  Use the access code provided by the host to proceed in claiming credit.  The fee to register for and claim CE credit is $45. 

For a limited time, use the discount code HUD20 to receive free CE credit,
courtesy of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center.

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.

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.)

Claiming your Credit

To obtain CME credit, participants must attend the entire webinar and complete a short evaluation survey.  Your certificate will be available immediately for print or download upon completion of the entire activity.  The estimated time to complete this live web activity is 60 minutes, which is equivalent to 1.0 credits. 


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.
All planning committee members and reviewers have disclosed they have no relevant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who provide products or services relating to their presentation(s) in this continuing medical education activity.
Christine Cheng
Brian Clark
Jennifer Lucero, MA, MS

Jennifer Matekuare
Jessica Safier
Catherine Saucedo
Steven A. Schroeder, MD

None of the faculty speakers/panelists disclosed a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with a commercial company who has provided products or services relating to their presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity.

CAMFT-Certified Education Ethics Policy

No instructor or facilitator is permitted to promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients, based upon current accepted standards of practice. All CAMFT-certified education must provide training on how to treat all clients in an ethically and clinically sound manner.


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 1.0 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.

Respiratory Therapists
This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.

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.

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