Tobacco in Georgia: A Comprehensive Approach to Prevention and Cessation (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

13 Oct 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on March 18, 2014.

Training Overview

This webcast is the fourth presentation in our 5-part series on Georgia’s health priorities.  This presentation will focus on tobacco in Georgia.
Dr. Tim McAfee, Director of CDC's Office of Smoking and Health presents the national perspective on tobacco control, including on the recently released Surgeon General's Report and newly revised evidence-based best practices.  Dr. Jean O'Connor, Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) discusses progress on Georgia's continuing and emerging strategies to prevent tobacco use and help people in Georgia to quit, including data on the efficacy of and opportunities around expansion of Georgia's Tobacco Quitline; progress toward tobacco-free schools; and, tools and resources for tobacco-free colleges and universities

The Models of Excellence lecture series highlights current public health issues or topics. The goal of the series is to explore the connection between innovation and public health practice as well as identify ways in which public health practitioners and health science faculty can facilitate the translation of innovation into practice. 

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer

Before coming to CDC in 2010, Dr. McAfee served as Chief Medical Officer for Free & Clear, a company that specializes in telephone- and Web-based programs to help improve health.Dr. McAfee also served as Executive Director and Medical Director of the Group Health Center for Health Promotion from 1997 to November 2003. He was a practicing family physician for more than a decade and a clinical faculty member at the University of Washington Family Medicine and School of Public Health.
Dr. O'Connor served as the Deputy Director of Oregon Public Health. Prior to that, she worked in a number of scientific and policy roles at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her work has focused on public health policy development, strategy, policy impact analysis and evaluation, and building the evidence base for policy change to improve chronic disease prevention, promote access to healthcare, and create prepared public health systems.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Select sources of public health data and information
  • Use a variety of approaches to disseminate public health information
  • Apply knowledge towards the program planning process
  • Identify methods to ensure that public health initiatives/programs continue to achieve stated goals.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Tobacco in Georgia: A Comprehensive Approach to Prevention and Cessation (On-demand webinar)
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