The Communiqué Newsletter
Important activities have occurred that are individually and collectively moving the partners toward our mutual goal. See the list below for some activities or download a copy of our newsletter for current information:
The National Mental Health Partnership for Wellness and Smoking Cessation Communiqué
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- The American Psychiatric Nurses Association has JAPNA website for a copy of the online February/March 09 issue. For details on the APNA initiative, visit the APNA Tobacco Dependence Task Force web page for more information.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA has surveyed their membership online to determine proper tobacco cessation resources for their audience. Visit their homepage to learn more about DBSA. www.dbsalliance.org
- Mental Health America have surveyed their constituents on tobacco cessation to get an understanding of what is needed to address the issue.
- The National Association of Mental Health Program Directors has released a technical assistance tool kit addressing how to implement smoking cessation in psychiatric hospital settings.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration (SAMHSA) has joined forces with the SCLC to implement Tobacco-Free Campaign. After providing an in-service training to all SAMHSA staff, the campaign has now enlisted 100 SAMHSA grantees to become founding members of the 100 Pioneers for Smoking Cessation Leadership Academy. For details visit the 100 Pioneers web page.
- The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare held a workshop on smoking cessation at its national conference. This marks the third consecutive conference that has included a session devoted to cessation.
- The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center has reviewed and approved stimulus grants to the Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance, Mental Health America, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, the National Alliance of Mental Illness, the University of Colorado, Denver, Department of Psychiatry and The American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Partnership members will be featured in multiple sessions during the National Conference on Tobacco or Health 2009 conference. The Center has updated its website to include pertinent resources for providers and consumers alike.
For more information on The Partnership or other SCLC projects please contact Catherine Saucedo at 415.502.4175 or e-mail email@example.com.