"Opening Doors" Webcast Series

Expanding the Delivery of Tobacco Cessation Interventions in Rural Health Clinics To Improve Health Outcomes

LIVE Session on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 1:00PM Eastern Time

The purpose of this webcast is to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding among physicians and mid-level healthcare practitioners about evidence-based strategies, and resources available to increase the delivery of tobacco cessation services within a rural healthcare clinic setting. Efforts to integrate interventions into the delivery of healthcare create an opportunity to increase rates of delivering tobacco dependence treatments, successful quit attempts and tobacco cessation, as well as referrals to the state tobacco quitline; even among low-income patients with multiple or complex chronic diseases.

Uniting Systems to Address Cancer and Tobacco-Related Disparities
Rural Health Spotlight: Kentucky Regional Resource Lead Organization

LIVE Session on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 2:30PM Eastern Time

There are several multi-dimensional socioeconomic factors that impact the onset of advanced or “late stage” cancer diagnosis. Entrenched in the challenge to eliminate health disparities is the need to address cancer disparities (tobacco-related), especially among populations with low socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics (including blue-collar workers).

This webcast is designed to provide an overview of socioeconomic status (SES) factors from a rural health perspective and introduce the Kentucky Lung Cancer Worksite Resource Kit focused on “blue-collar” industries. Participants will learn more about how organizations can incorporate multi-faceted approaches to address cancer disparities (tobacco-related) and tobacco cessation affecting men’s health in “blue-collar” industries.

Addressing Cancer Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations Through Community Engagement
Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

Community engagement is one of several approaches undertaken to reduce cancer and tobacco-related disparities experienced among populations with low socioeconomic (SES) characteristics, including medically underserved populations as well as economically disadvantaged communities, throughout the nation.

This webcast is designed to provide an overview of the role of community engagement from diverse perspectives and settings and provide details on successful projects in place that focus on populations with low socioeconomic status characteristics. Participants will learn more about how organizations may define communities differently and identify some overlapping factors relative to geography-frontier, rural and metropolitan/urban communities.

Men's Health:  Examining Community Engagement to Address Colorectal Cancer Disparities and Survivorship
Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in men. Minority groups, as well as those living in low socioeconomic conditions or without insurance, experience higher colorectal cancer health disparities. Luckily, through community engagement and early screening promotion, we can begin to eliminate these incidence and mortality disparities. In this “Opening Doors” session, speaker Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH will introduce promising practices to address these differences.

Exploring a New Frontier: Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists
Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

In an effort to provide greater insight about enhancing the multi-disciplinary team to address these complexities, Dr. Thomas Payne (Past President, Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence) will introduce recent information about the ever-evolving field of certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS).

Webcast participants will learn more about what types of organizations and settings have successfully staffed certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists to assist different levels of smokers and other types of tobacco users.  This presentation will also include examples of how various types of organizations are maximizing use of staff with Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification as an added value towards achieving coordination of care efforts, maximizing reimbursement (where available) and improving patient health outcomes.

Embracing Asian Americans with Tobacco Cessation Support
Session is available for On-Demand Viewing

Did you know that Asian Americans who speak an Asian language are more likely to be smokers compared to native English speakers?  In order to effectively combat these health disparities within Asian communities, cultural, social and contextual elements are needed to assist vulnerable populations with successful tobacco cessation techniques. This webcast will cover

  •     How the Asian Smoker's Quitline (ASQ) impacts tobacco users through health programs, nonprofit organizations, nurse navigators, health clinics and more.
  •     ASQ custom resources that will benefit your organization.
  •     Ways associations and organizations can partner with ASQ in order to reach underserved populations.

We will share how to strengthen clinical-community linkage and facilitate coordination for low socioeconomic populations.  This session, part of the Uniting Cancer Survivorship and Tobacco Cessation Support to Reach More Vulnerable Populations event, is presented in partnership with the Asian Smokers' Quitline and APPEAL- Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy & Leadership.

From Coverage To Care:  Potential Opportunities to Impact Vulnerable Populations, Patients & Clients
Session is available for On-Demand Viewing    

The national “From Coverage to Care” Initiative (also known as C2C Initiative) is intended to connect persons to primary care and the preventive services as they acquire healthcare coverage. The purpose of this webcast is to provide greater awareness and understanding of the “From Coverage to Care” Initiative (sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) among professionals whose interests include vulnerable, underserved and low-resourced populations.

Based on the information presented, this webinar will explore opportunities for strengthening clinical-community coordination among systems servicing and hiring populations with low socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics in rural, metropolitan and frontier regions.

“Closing the Gap” in Lung Cancer Disparities
Session is Available for On-Demand Viewing 

The purpose of this webinar is to provide a greater understanding of Lung Cancer disparities among professionals in diverse organizations, health systems and community-oriented networks. It will also educate professionals on how differences in socioeconomic status (SES) factors and patient/client experiences can potentially contribute to healthcare or clinical outcomes (.e.g. delayed healthcare service utilization, late-state diagnosis, and survivorship).

Webinar participants will be introduced to proposed recommendations and strategies for improving health outcomes relative to vulnerable and underserved populations considered at “higher” risk for Lung Cancer morbidity and mortality.

Overview of Tobacco Use Surcharges
Session is Available for On-Demand Viewing 

The purpose of this webinar is for participants to learn more about two topics: 1) tobacco use surcharges, and 2) cessation coverage in state marketplace plans.  This session was originally developed within the National Tobacco Cessation Marketplace Project, but the content is useful for all who want to gain a better understanding of the additional costs and benefits within insurance plans sold on the state and federal marketplaces.