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CA Quits

Advancing novel population health strategies to address tobacco treatment inequities.

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CA Quits

A statewide project for health systems change to integrate tobacco treatment with a focus on health systems serving the diverse safety net population covered by Medi-Cal. Our overall goals are to 1) Develop cessation referral systems, 2) Support quality improvement projects, 3) Establish multi-level collaborations to increase Californian’s access to tobacco treatment services, and 4) Promote strategies for population health and health equity.

CA Quits is funded by the California Tobacco Control Branch at the California Department of Public Health

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What we do

  • Promote the integration of evidence-based tobacco assessment and treatment practices, including connection with the Kick It California
  • Develop a health systems learning 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
What's New
  • CA Quits

    CA Quits April 2024 E-Newsletter

    CA Quits quarterly e-news provides useful tobacco cessation related resources and education for health systems, Medi-Cal Managed care plans and public health professionals. For the April e-news, CA Quits created new educational materials for healthcare providers interested in updating tobacco cessation workflows to address vaping. Providers can use the Ask, Advise, Refer scripting when talking to patients on quitting tobacco and nicotine. 

    Stay-tuned for our next quarter e-newsletter, which will be out in June/July.

CA Quits Policy Brief
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    Title: Advancing Tobacco Treatment with Medi-Cal for Health Systems Change 

    A policy brief of the 5-year project (2018-2022) highlights how over 100 health systems, Medi-Cal managed care plans, and public health partners have partnered on improving tobacco treatment.

Our team

Statewide cessation partners