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Motivational Interviewing & Resources
Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a technique frequently used in health counseling that is a collaborative method to help elicit and strengthen motivation for change. Using motivational interviewing techniques in interactions with WISEWOMAN clients can help increase the likelihood that they will adopt healthy lifestyle choices. Motivational Interviewing is a technique that providers can use when delivering risk reduction counseling. 

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Oregon Tobacco Quit Line

The Oregon WISEWOMAN Program requires that providers refer clients that use tobacco to the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line. The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line can offer:

  • Individual cessation counseling
  • Nicotine patches or gum
  • Quit Guides

To access the Tobacco Quit Line:

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
  • Español: 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335356-92)
  • TTY: 1-877-777-6534
  • Or register online at:

Want help with referring clients to the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line? Visit the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line Web site for fax referral forms and other promotional materials.

Other Healthy Lifestyle Resources

Please utilize the following community resources when working with WISEWOMAN clients to help them achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Programs – Community-based gentle exercise programs for people who are living with arthritis, are deconditioned, or are looking for a safe way to get back into regular physical activity.

Oregon Farmers’ MarketsFind fresh, local produce in your community.

Pick Your Own Produce – Pick your own fresh produce in your community.

American Heart Association – Start Walking Now  – Online resources and tips to help get started with your walking plan.