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Tobacco Learning Collaborative (TLC)

Welcome to CA Quits' TLC

The TLC is an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning, exchanging of ideas, and dissemination of best practices on tobacco-related processes and workflows. Evidence has shown that learning collaboratives can be an effective way to help health care organizations improve health care quality, reduce costs, and improve outcomes for everyone.

Our focus is to assist you in reaching your goals for addressing tobacco use among your patient populations. You can expect us to facilitate a monthly virtual session with safety net health care delivery systems* that will cover topics from the TLC curriculum. You can also expect the CA Quits faculty, coordinators, and guest experts to provide technical assistance, training and resources, and facilitate connections to collaborative partners. Please review the summarized curriculum of the TLC content and potential areas where we plan to help. The value of the TLC relies on open dialogue and exchange of ideas, therefore your contribution will be valuable to enrich the outcomes for all participants.

Curriculum Overview

  • Introduction to CA Quits & TLC Members

  • Billing & Plan Coverage (Medication & Counseling)

  • Tobacco Metrics & Quality Improvement
    (Data Collection)

  • Referrals – Helpline or Internal/External
    Cessation Supports

  • Health Systems & EMR Capacity

  • Local & Statewide Partnerships

  • Emerging Trends in Tobacco Prevention & Control

  • Improve Tobacco Assessment

  • Evidence-Based Practices for Providers & Staff

  • Addressing Tobacco Use Among Special Populations

  • Patient Health Education/Tobacco Cessation Promotion

  • Improving Work Flows & Documentation

  • Tobacco Products & Disparities

*Safety net health care delivery systems: PRIME hospitals, FQHC, Community Health Centers, Tribal clinics, VA, MCAH, FPACT and Family Planning Clinics

2019 Provider Collaborative Participants​


PRIME Provider Collaborative

Affinity Provider Collaborative

  • Alameda Health System

  • Eastern Plumas Health Care

  • El Centro Regional Medical Center

  • Kaweah Delta Health Care District

  • Kern Valley Healthcare District

  • Modoc Medical Clinic

  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Hospital

  • Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare

  • Tahoe Forest Hospital District

  • UCLA Health

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

  • CommuniCare Health Centers

  • Elica Health Centers

  • One Community Health 

  • Peach Tree Health Clinic

  • Sacramento County Health Center

  • Sierra Family Health Center

  • Sonoma County Department of Health Services*

  • Tri-City Health Center

  • Vista Community Clinics

  • WellSpace Health

  • Worksite Wellness Los Angeles*

*Works directly with Affinity Provider clinics