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Provider Training

The South Dakota Department of Health has developed an online training program for health care providers. It's designed to educate and answer any questions you may have about the QuitLine to assist you in helping your patients on their journey to becoming tobacco-free.

Webinar Training

Tobacco Cessation Intervention for Behavioral Health Providers

Commercial tobacco use is still the number one cause of preventable death and individuals with behavioral health conditions and substance abuse disorders have significantly higher rates of tobacco use in comparison to the overall population. Tobacco Use Disorder is underdiagnosed and undertreated and continued tobacco use can interfere with treatment plans. 

This webinar covers the disparity of tobacco use among those with a behavioral health condition, the treatment of Tobacco Use Disorder and cessation resources that are available for patients and clients, including the South Dakota QuitLine.

Continuing Education Credit

1 CE is available from the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals or the Mental Health Counseling Board.  


Webinar Registration

With this easy, online training course you’ll learn:

  • About the effects of tobacco and the steps required to help those addicted seek help.
  • How to visit with your patients about tobacco use and refer them to the QuitLine.

Other TRAIN topics include:

  • The Toll Tobacco Has Taken on South Dakota
  • Priority Populations
  • Talking Tobacco Techniques
  • Services of SD QuitLine
  • Tobacco and Chronic Disease

To find out more:

  1. Go to TRAIN South Dakota
  2. Login or if you are new to TRAIN, create an account.

In-Person Training

Another option for groups of health professionals is to have an in-person training from the Statewide Tobacco Cessation Coordinator at a staff meeting or conference.

In-person trainings can be tailored to suit the audience and can include the same information found on TRAIN or can be expanded to cover other emerging topics, like e-cigarettes or motivational interviewing.

To request an in-person training, email with detailed event and topic information. Please allow at least four weeks' notice prior to date of event.

Archived Quarterly Webinars

Current webinars are available on our website.


For questions, or to request a webinar topic, contact Kaitlyn Ashley at