Tobacco Cessation Skills for CHWs


Providing Community Health Workers a more detailed exploration of counseling    and social support strategies that CHWs can implement with those patients interested in tobacco cessation.

CHWs Helping Community Members Succeed 


Tobacco cessation is a complex process that requires not only a personal commitment, but also access to cessation resources, and the availability of a social support system.

CHWs who are appropriately trained with tobacco cessation skills can work within a community to provide culturally relevant motivational strategies, social support, and bridge gaps in healthcare. These skills help CHWs support community members to stop smoking or vaping.


Tobacco Cessation Skills for CHWs


A 5-week online training series that provides an overview of the nature, extent and impact of tobacco use on health. It also offers a detailed exploration of counseling and support strategies that Community Health Workers and other front line staff can implement with those patients interested in tobacco cessation or quitting.

Next training session coming April 2024

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For more information contact Kinda Cable at [email protected]

"Great information to reach out and help people that want and need to stop smoking." 

"I like how small the training group is. I feel Lisa is a great facilitator and was knowledgeable about tobacco cessation." 

"Excellent training, great information and engaging instructor." 

Meet The Trainer

Lisa Ladendorff, LCSW, CHW

Lisa is the Development and Training Program Director. She has trained, mentored, and supervised public health, community mental health, and non-profit leadership staff throughout Oregon. She has experience in community health assessment, health systems planning, and grant writing and management. 


NEON is a connector, innovator, and expert resource

Rural and culturally underserved communities in Oregon are often under-resourced, particularly in their capacity to support the health of residents. As a result, barriers to community health can be enormous—providers experience gaps in funding, technology, and training; community members commonly have limited access to information and care. Our mission at NEON is to create a healthier Oregon. We accomplish this by reducing barriers for both residents and the systems that support their health. We are connectors, innovators and experts. We connect people and organizations to one another and to resources they need to meet their goals. By thinking out of the box and harnessing the creativity of our communities, we help lead the development of solutions to the unique challenges faced in our region. We make it our priority to learn and share policy, practice, and tools that will help others accomplish more. We believe that by working together, the communities of Oregon can move from surviving to healthy, happy, and thriving.

 Our History

Northeast Oregon Network (NEON) is a 501​(c)3 nonprofit health collaborative originally serving Union, Wallowa, and Baker counties in Northeast Oregon and recently expanded into Umatilla and Malheur counties.  NEON was launched in 2004 by a small group of individuals who recognized the value of community collaboration in ensuring the health of our residents.

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Lisa Ladendorff is the Founder and current Development and Training Director of Northeast Oregon Network, a health collaborative serving the state of Oregon.  She was instrumental in designing and implementing the NEON Pathways Community Hub, one of the only rural hubs in the nation.  She provides training throughout the region on mental health, addictions, workforce wellbeing, and other topics relevant to the health and social service sectors. 

Prior to working at NEON, she served as the local public health administrator in Union County, and a member of a team CEO model.  Lisa has completed the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice Leadership Institute and the UCLA Health Care Executive Training Program.  She is the 2016 National Health Network Leader, recognized by the National Cooperative of Health Networks.  She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Arizona, and a Masters in Social Work form Walla Walla University. 

Lisa is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Public Health Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.  She serves on several local boards, and is a current board member of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.