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Webinar: Health Literacy 101: What It Is, Why It’s Important, and How to Incorporate It Into Conversations About Tobacco & Nicotine Use

Presenter: Bonnie Carleton, MCHES, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence 1.0 CHES Credit & 1.0 CME Credit Available for live webinar Join us for an informative webinar about health literacy and how it can be incorporated into conversations about tobacco & nicotine use with patients/clients. Participants will learn about health literacy, why it’s important, and some health literacy principles. We will discuss several studies about health literacy and how it impacts tobacco use, treatment, prevention, and quit attempts. Health literacy can improve patient understanding,…

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Webinar: Amplifying Awareness and Disrupting Stigma: Strategies for Increasing Lung Cancer Screening Uptake

Presenters: Staff Scientist Liz Scharnetzki, PhD and Physician Scientist Neil Korsen, MD, MSc of the MaineHealth Institute for Research and the Maine Lung Cancer Coalition 1.0 CHES Credit & 1.0 CME Credit available for live webinar This webinar will cover the evidence supporting lung cancer screening with low dose CT scans and will describe the progress in implementation in Maine. The talk will also cover the stigma associated with smoking and lung cancer and describe the ways in which stigma negatively impacts outcomes…

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Webinar: Co-Occurring Disorders: Considerations for the Treatment of Tobacco Use in Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders

  Presenter: Edward J. Perka, Jr., CASAC, NCTTP, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence 1.0 CHES Credit & 1.0 CME Credit available for live webinar Tobacco Use Disorder treatment may be complicated in clients with Co-occurring Disorders. Tobacco use disorder is frequently seen alongside other concurrent substance use disorders and mental health disorders. Providers often struggle with questions such as “what constitutes a co-occurring disorder” and “which condition should be treated first” and “how do other substance use and mental health disorders affect tobacco…

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