Free Webinar: Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking (MIQS)

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Oct
25
Friday, 10/25/2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Info

Register here for the Get in the MIQS Webinar on Friday, October 25 from noon to 1 p.m. The guest speaker is Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A., Associate Professor at UC Davis Health System.

 

Learning Objectives

1) Increasing knowledge about the MIQS Project and Helpline;

2) Identifying how to connect with the Helpline’s web referral system; and

3) Learning about the free nicotine patches and gift card incentives available for your Medi-Cal patients and clients.

About MIQS:

Tobacco continues to be the leading preventable cause of death, causing over 434,000 deaths in the United States annually.

Medi-Cal members are particularly at risk for chronic diseases and the complications of these diseases because they smoke at higher rates than non-members.

The Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking (MIQS) Project (project period 9/2011-8/2016) aims to reverse these trends and motivate smoking cessation by incentivizing attempts to quit smoking through the California Smokers’ Helpline.

The Helpline is a free telephone-based counseling service operated by University of California, San Diego for over 20 years, which doubles the chances of long-term quitting (Zhu et al., New England Journal of Medicine 2002).