Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking (MIQS) Tools for Patients: Medi-Cal Member Flyer in Multiple Languages
Date Activated: 07/13/2012 (Last Updated 09/25/2012)
Contributed By: Tami MacAller
The MIQS project seeks to motivate Medi-Cal members who smoke to quit smoking by offering a $20 gift card for calling the California Smokers' Helpline and enrolling in its free telephone-based cessation support services. This page provides downloadable member flyers that describe the MIQS incentive, available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese.
Medi-Cal members smoke at higher rates than the general population and are at high risk for developing
Here's What You Can Do To Help:
1) ASK all Medi-Cal members if they smoke.
2) ADVISE them to quit smoking.
3) REFER members who smoke and want to quit to the California Smokers' Helpline at 1-800-NO-BUTTS for free cessation counseling in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese.
4) MOTIVATE members to call by telling them about the $20 gift card and providing the member flyer.
Download files below
MIQS Medi-Cal Member Flyer: suitable for distribution to Medi-Cal members, this flyer describes the process and eligibility for getting the $20 gift card incentive
Find more MIQS information here
MIQS Project: An overview of the MIQS Project
MIQS Tools for Provider Action: Downloadable materials for health care providers and social service organizations that serve Medi-Cal members; ideas for promoting the incentive
MIQS Data: Statewide and county-specific data on smoking prevalence and Helpline MIQS calls
MIQS Partners and Rationale: Organizations involved in MIQS; the evidence for incentives
If you have questions about the Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking Project, contact Deana Lidgett, MIQS Outreach Coordinator, at 916-552-9956 or Deana.Lidgett@cdph.ca.gov
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MIQS Medi-Cal Member Flyer English (453 KB)
MIQS Medi-Cal Member Flyer Spanish (432 KB)
MIQS Medi-Cal Member Flyer Korean (501 KB)
Major funding provided by the Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)