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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provider tools and patient handouts
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.
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.