News: January 2017 California Pharmacist Association presents On-Demand Training Program:
Furnishing Nicotine Replacement Therapy: Smoking Cessation Training for Pharmacists.
Click here to learn more about this new two-hour online study course.
News: CEASE- Clinical Effort against Second Hand Smoke Exposure- has new website- January 2017
CEASE, or the Clinical Effort against Secondhand Smoke Exposure, trains pediatric providers to help parents quit smoking to reduce the burden of second and third hand smoke on children. The website includes a link to the FREE CEASE training- with free CME/CEUs-which prepares providers to implement CEASE in their own clinical settings.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit www.ceasecalifornia.org for more information
News: Sacramento Bee Article October 10, 2016
More than 3 million Californians still smoke, and a staggering 40,000 Californians will die this year from tobacco-related diseases. The skyrocketing popularity of e-cigarettes among youths is creating a new generation of addicts. This year, nearly 17,000 California kids will start smoking and one-third of them will eventually die from tobacco-related illnesses.
The leading cause of preventable death nationwide and in California, tobacco exacts a grave toll on communities, families, health care systems and businesses. Tobacco kills more Californians than car accidents, guns, alcohol, illegal drugs and AIDS combined, and harms the health of nonsmokers through secondhand smoke.This is a public health crisis.
read more here : http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article107338447.html
WEBINAR August 2016: Tobacco Cessation in Cancer Prevention
Dr.Elisa Tong is the team lead for the Tobacco Stakeholder Advisory Group: California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC). Comprehensive cancer control programs can play a vital role in facilitating the systemic changes necessary to support tobacco cessation initiatives. Dr. Elisa Tong, and Shauntay Davis, discuss "Tobacco Cessation in Cancer Prevention and Treatment: A Call to Action for California Cancer Centers." This document highlights gaps in cessation services and
identifies opportunities and resources for improving tobacco treatment
and cessation services in oncology settings with a specific focus on the
context in California.
Shauntay Davis is the current Program Director for California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP) housed under the California Department of Public Health
The UC Quits Network's collaboration with the California Smokers' Helpline is featured in this webinar.
An archive of this webinar will be posted to the Research to Reality website within the next week.
Please visit https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/home for more information.
Please visit the link below to view the "Tobacco Cessation in Cancer Prevention and Treatment: A Call to Action for California Cancer Centers" document. click here to view the Call to Action document.
NEWS: UC Quits Press Release wins CTCP Award of Excellence
A contest among local tobacco control programs and community tobacco control advocates in California was held during May of 2016. The contest provided an opportunity for local projects to share their efforts in promoting the California Smokers' Helpline. Twenty-two entries were submitted by projects throughout California to showcase the creative and thoughtful ways that tobacco control advocates are promoting the Helpline in local communities.
While all entries were excellent, and the competition was tough, the California Tobacco Control Program was pleased to announce the winner of the Best Media Relations Project: UC Quits, Press Release.
The goal was to educate the general public about how the 5 UC medical centers were connecting to the California Smokers’ Helpline through electronic health records system. The press release resulted in approximately 500 online hits per GoogleAlert, and was picked up by several publications including the Sacramento Bee.
NEWS: UC Davis Cancer Center's "Synthesis" Magazine
Dr. Scott MacDonald, UC Davis EMR Medical Director (left), and others involved with the UC Quits project are featured in the UC Davis Cancer Center's "Synthesis" Magazine.
The article lists many of the UC Quits health professional champions across UC Davis, UC San Francisco, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Diego. This multidisciplinary team reflects inpatient and outpatient physicians, nursing, pharmacy, and health education. Key partners include the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at UC San Francisco and the California Smokers' Helpline at UC San Diego.
Read it here.
PIC: UCDMC Dean’s Team Award for Inclusion Excellence in Clinical Care
March 16, 2016
The UCDMC Smoking Cessation Team was selected as a recipient of the 2015 Dean’s Team Award for Inclusion Excellence. Dean Julie Freischlag is on the left. Many thanks to the team members recognized below:
PIC: UC Quits team meeting at California Smokers Helpline in San Diego February 9, 2016.
(L to R) Eric Kessel (UC CHQI), Victor Duval (UCLA), Juan Chaparro (UCSD), Alpesh Amin (UCI), Michael Ong (UCLA), Elisa Tong (UCD),
Brian Clay (UCSD), Roxana Said (Smoking Cessation Leadership Council), Carrie Kirby (California Smokers Helpline), Rob El-Kareh (UCSD), Laura Giambattista (UCSD), Patricia Pepa (UCSD), Jamie Anand (UCI), Mauricio Rodriguez (UCD) and Anthony Mayoral (California Smokers Helpline).
NEWS: UC Davis' "The California Aggie"
January 14, 2016
In 2013, Dr. Elisa Tong, an assistant professor at the UC Davis Medical Center, created UC Quits, a program to combat the ongoing battle against tobacco within the UC Health System. What started as a pilot program in 2013 through the UC Davis Medical Center, UC Quits has grown to include five UC medical centers and has reached almost 2,500 patients struggling with tobacco and nicotine addiction.
NEWS: UC San Diego's "The Guardian"
January 6, 2016
The UC healthcare system will play a larger role in helping students kick their smoking habits through the new initiative, UC Quits. The program aims to bring care providers into the smoking-cessation process by creating a shared network between UC healthcare centers and a UCSD-based anti-smoking helpline, according to a Dec. 29 press release.
NEWS: "Sacramento Bee" feature article
December 28, 2015
UC Quits, which connects patients to a statewide smoking-cessation program, employs 50 trained staffers who handle about 40,000 calls a year.
NEWS: UC Office of the President press release
December 22, 2015
University-wide program links health records with 1-800-NOBUTTS helpline.
Buster Halcomb with daughter Samantha Halcomb and her boyfriend (the baby’s father), Phillip Sequeira, and granddaughter Serenity. (Credit: UC Davis)
NEWS: UC Los Angeles Newsroom
November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015, was the 40th Anniversary of the Great American Smokeout. Linda Sarna, interim dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, and Russell Johnson, curator at the biomedical library, hold an old advertisement showing a nurse smoking Camels and touting the cigarette's freshness. Sarna donated the ad and other materials to the library's collection.
June 25, 2015
The UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research (CHPR) hosted a symposium for Dean Julie Freischlag from 1PM-4PM. C
click to see the UC Quits: A UC-wide Systems Change Project for Tobacco Interventions poster.
June 25, 2015
Mai Bui-Duy, M.D. presented her "Tobacco Cessation in General Medicine: a Multidisciplinary Effort to Improve Counseling on Smoking Cessation" poster at UCSF's Quality and Safety challenge.
PRESENTATION: April 1, 2015
Angie Hood-Medland, M.D. presented her EMR-based E-Referral System Connecting Patients to Tobacco Quitline poster at UC Davis Healthcare Forum
UC Quits Referrals through February 2017