KDHE Announces a New Resource for Providers

Kansas Tobacco Cessation Help (KaTCH) is a free, newly revised tobacco cessation online training developed by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment and the Kansas Tobacco Quitline vendor National Jewish Health. It is a self-paced course that guides you through seven modules each ranging from 15-30 minutes. At the conclusion of each module, the registrant will have the option to print a certificate of completion. The training offers CME, CNE and CPE credits for health care professionals. The modules cover enhanced Quitline services, Kansas Medicaid cessation benefits, vaping, teen tobacco use, behavioral health and Quitline counseling call samples. To review a summary of each module or register for the training, please visit: https://quitlogixeducation.org/kansas/

The Kansas Tobacco Quitline (www.KSquit.org or 1-800-QUIT-NOW) provides FREE one-on-one coaching for Kansans ready to quit using any form of tobacco. Trained Coaches provide participants support to create an individualized plan to quit tobacco and fight cravings. Individuals with behavioral health concerns may qualify for free nicotine replacement therapy. Visit the website for the latest Provider Education resources, including the KaTCH online training.

If you have questions, interest in tobacco treatment improvements or need quitline resources, please contact Kim Neufeld at the Medical Society of Sedgwick County, kimneufeld@med-soc.org for assistance.

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