Educational trainings are available via 30-minute webinars for providers on motivational interviewing, e-cigarettes, mental wellness, substance abuse and other education on tobacco use and cessation. The webinars feature subject matter experts who are nationally recognized in these areas.

Please check this page often as new presentations will be posted regularly

Helping the Quit Process: Using the 5 A’s
Presenter: Tom Houston, MD, McConnell Heart Health Center, The Ohio State University

Tobacco dependence is a chronic condition, but effective treatments exist and all tobacco users should be offered treatment. We can help with the quit process by targeting the way in which we interact with caregivers and ask questions. Learn how you can use the 5 A’s counseling intervention to Ask caregivers about their tobacco use, Advise them to quit, Assess their willingness to quit, Assist in the quit attempt, and Arrange for referral to a tobacco cessation program.

Motivational Interviewing
Presenter: Deb Hrouda, PhD, MSSA, LISW-S, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

Did you know nicotine reaches the brain in just 10 seconds? Dr. Deb Hrouda describes why people use tobacco and what happens to their body and mood when they quit. Learn how to assess a user’s readiness to quit and help them move towards quitting, regardless of how ready they are to quit. Dr. Hrouda also provides resources for how to continue to build and maintain collaborative relationships and keep them engaged in their healthcare while moving them forward in the quit process.

E-Cigarettes and Vaping
Presenter: Dr. Melinda Mahabee-Gittens, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 

What do we know about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vaping? Dr. Mahabee-Gittens discussed the harm of e-cigarettes and vaping, risks to users, including teenagers and what information providers can give them when we engage caregivers and teenagers in these talks. 

Ohio Quit Line Education
Presenter: Amy Gorenflo, TTS, Cessation Services Program Administrator, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program, Ohio Department of Health

This presentation gives an overview of Ohio Tobacco Quit Line and provides useful resources on how to make referral and discusses ways to increase engagement.