Tobacco Cessation Counseling Resources for Clinics and Providers

December 22, 2016   |  Tags: Blog   |  Tags: CCO Metric
Anona Gund, MPH

In 2017, Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) will be accountable for reducing cigarette smoking prevalence among their members. To support CCOs, clinics, and providers working on this incentive measure, the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center recently released a list of the best evidence-based resources for tobacco cessation counseling:

This document includes links to additional training documents, online trainings, toolkits, webinars and other resources, along with descriptions of how each resource can be used. Tables make it easy to see which resources are for specific audiences (for example, behavioral health providers) or focus on patient sub-populations (for example, pregnant women).

Examples of free tobacco cessation counseling resources include:

  • Patient-centered tobacco cessation workflow for health care clinics
  • Pharmacotherapy webinars
  • Tobacco dependence intervention manual for nurses
  • Webinar focused on tobacco use in the LGBT community
  • Motivational interviewing online course, webinars and workbook
  • Toolkit for dental office teams

To compile this document, the Transformation Center worked with Carol Gelfer, a public health professional with many years of experience in the tobacco prevention and cessation field. This project is part of ongoing technical assistance for CCOs and clinics working on high-priority CCO incentive metrics. During needs assessment calls in early 2016, CCOs identified provider-level training on tobacco cessation counseling as a primary need.

More information about the Transformation Center’s work is available at:

Anona Gund has over 10 years of experience in the public health field with a Master's Degree in Public Health and eight years working for the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority. At the Transformation Center she provides targeted technical assistance to coordinated care organizations (CCOs) for focused CCO incentive metrics focused on population health, such as childhood immunizations rates and tobacco cessation. She also manages the Transformation Center’s Technical Assistance Bank and analyzes reports for the CCO Transformation Plans and community health improvement plans. Prior to working at the Transformation Center, Anona was a health educator for the OHA Public Health Division (PHD) Immunization Program, and later, an analyst in the PHD Director’s Office coordinating the successful national public health department accreditation application. She has lived the majority of her life in Oregon and loves everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer her family.