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Tobacco Treatment Training and Education

The Tobacco Treatment Training & Education program provides training for all healthcare professionals on evidence-based tobacco treatment. Emphasis is placed on helping professionals gain the knowledge and skills needed to engage their patients and clients who use tobacco; and to develop individualized quit plans as they are attempting to quit. The training program is nationally accredited as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification Program.

Training Events

A variety of trainings for healthcare and behavioral health professionals are offered.

Basic Skills Training
This one-day training provides healthcare professionals with the information and tools needed to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. Learn more

Intensive Skills Training
This two-day skills-focused training will build on knowledge gained in the Basic Skills Training, to assist clinicians in offering more intensive tobacco treatment. Learn more

Annual Tobacco Treatment and Prevention Conference
This two-day annual conference brings nationally recognized speakers and local experts together to discuss a wide array of tobacco treatment and prevention topics, new research and innovative approaches to tobacco control. Learn more

Onsite Trainings
In-service trainings for clinicians on best practices for treating tobacco dependence are offered at no charge. For more information about onsite training opportunities, call 207-662-7154 or email tobaccotrng@mainehealth.org.

Educational Resources

Webinars
Upcoming webinars
Webinar archive

Online Toolkit 
Provider tools and patient handouts

Treating Tobacco Together

Learn more about educational offerings and tools that will assist you in providing evidence-based treatment to your patients who use tobacco.

MaineHealth System

MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence (CTI) promotes evidence-based tobacco treatments across the MaineHealth system through consultation and technical assistance to providers and clinical staff. MaineHealth member hospitals offer tobacco counseling for inpatients and outpatients that use tobacco and support tobacco-free campus policies in an effort to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all.

Practice Improvement
CTI works with MaineHealth system hospitals and practices to integrate referrals to the Maine Tobacco HelpLine into electronic health records (eHR). The goal is to increase the number of patients screened for tobacco use and offered evidence-based tobacco treatment services. Embedding tobacco quitline referrals into an eHR increases referrals to evidence-based tobacco treatment, and improves the quality of referrals when paired with onsite-training, performance feedback, and technical assistance. CTI conducts ongoing performance improvement activities using enhanced academic detailing techniques to drive tobacco intervention improvements across the MaineHealth system.

The QuitLink

The Maine Tobacco HelpLine accepts provider-assisted referrals, or patients self-refer from The QuitLink.

Need Resources for Your Patients?

Our online toolkit includes a variety of resources to use with your patients or clients.

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MaineHealth makes significant workforce investment, raising wages for its care team members starting Aug. 8
In addition to a base wage increase for nearly all employees, the minimum pay rate across the health system will rise from $14 to $17 an hour, and market adjustments will be made for hard-to-fill roles.