- FAMRI Center
Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation
Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation is a comprehensive, turn-key, tobacco cessation training program that equips health professional students and licensed clinicians with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills for assisting patients with quitting. The program is based on principles set forth in the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. The Rx for Change materials can be used in the classroom, for students in the health professions, or as training for licensed clinicians. Currently, the following versions are available: (1) the 5 A’s, (2) Ask-Advise-Refer, (2) Psychiatry, (4) Cancer Care Providers, (5) Mental Health Peer Counselors, and (6) Surgical Providers. The materials are openly shared with others at no cost; however, all persons who receive any component of the Rx for Change program must complete an online registration process which includes acceptance of our End-User Licensing Agreement. Rx for Change can be used only for non-commercial teaching and research purposes and cannot be used for profit. To learn more about the Rx for Change program, go to: http://rxforchange.ucsf.edu/.