Changing the way healthcare professionals help their patients quit smoking

Who We Are

CA Quits is a statewide project for health systems change to integrate tobacco treatment.  As 40% of California’s nearly 3 million smokers are covered by Medi-Cal, our project focuses on health systems serving the diverse safety net population.  Our partners include public hospital and community clinic systems, Medi-Cal managed care plans, and public health departments or projects.  CA Quits hosts a Tobacco Learning Collaborative, in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services’ Office of the Medical Director and its quality programs, and is funded by the California Tobacco Control Branch, California Department of Public Health.


What We Do

  • Promote the integration of evidence-based tobacco assessment and treatment practices, including connection with the California Smokers’ Helpline
  • Develop a learning health systems community and tobacco treatment network to improve, collaborate, and innovate with a common goal to work towards health equity
  • Generate collective impact for tobacco treatment with a multi-sector approach across providers, plans, and public health for adaptations at the local level

Key Activities

Learn more about how the CA Quits project developed in this article:

Kaslow AA, Romano PS, Schwarz E, Shaikh U, Tong EK. Building and Scaling-up California Quits: Supporting Health Systems Change for Tobacco Treatment. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2018 Dec;55(6 Suppl 2):S214-S221. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.07.045.