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Supporting Implementation of Smoking Cessation Programs in Public Housing Primary Care Settings
Learning Collaborative

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Promising/Best Practices, Quality Improvement, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations, Workforce

Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorders, Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Patient Engagement, Programs and Services.

Keywords: Access to Care, American Indians/Native Alaskans, Blacks/African Americans, Chronic Diseases and Care, Education - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Health Risk and Behavior, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, Latinas, Mental Health, Performance Improvement, Residents of Public Housing, Smoking Cessation, Patient Education.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Center for Health in Public Housing (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: During this learning collaborative health center staff learned about different aspects for implementation of smoking cessation programs.

Resource Details: This Learning Collaborative aimed to identify barriers to implementation of and strategies to establish smoking cessation programs in primary care settings through a series of four sessions: a didactic webinar, covering the behavioral aspects of cessation counseling, the FDA approved medications for cessation and some basic Motivational Interviewing techniques, and a subsequent three learning collaborative sessions, detailing how to conduct each counseling session whether they are individual or group. NCHPH provided a written Protocol booklet to be used as a guide during actual sessions.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit