Online Program

Assessing the overlap between oral health and tobacco use: Policy and treatment opportunities

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Gillian Schauer, PhD, MPH, Office on Smoking and Health (Contract: CCI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
This presentation will focus on tobacco dependence treatment in oral health care settings, including providing an overview of Healthy People 2020 measures related to tobacco cessation and oral health, highlighting systems change projects related to tobacco use in dental clinics, and reviewing policy and treatment opportunities that can be leveraged to improve tobacco dependence treatment.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe at least one data collection effort to track tobacco cessation in medical and dental settings at the national level. Discuss at least one national initiative to reduce the impact of smoking on overall health.

Keyword(s): Tobacco Control

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in tobacco control for more than a decade, including five years with Free & Clear (now Alere Wellbeing) working with states to expand tobacco dependence treatment in health systems, and four years with the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health working on policy, research, and programmatic issues related to tobacco cessation. I obtained my PhD in Behavioral Science from Emory University, and my Master in Public Health from the University of Washington.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.