Changing the Habit: State & Community Approaches to Tobacco Control with the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control


90 Minutes

Webinar Speakers

Marilyn J. Carter, PhD

Health Education Director, Adapt/SouthRiver Community Health Center

Marilyn Carter, Ph.D., is the Health Education Director for Adapt – a regional provider of primary care, behavioral health care and prevention services in Southern Oregon. With more 15 years of experience in public health, health policy and systems change, Marilyn has led a number of initiatives to advance tobacco-free policies and strengthen the delivery of tobacco cessation interventions in clinical environments. Marilyn is committed to improving the health of rural Oregonians and received Oregon’s Maurine Neuberger award for her contribution to Oregon’s tobacco control movement.

Margaret A. Jaco, MSSW

Senior Associate, Policy & Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health, Project Manager for National Behavioral Health Network

Margaret Jaco, MSSW is a behavioral health professional who currently serves as Senior Associate for Policy & Practice Improvement at the National Council for Behavioral Health. In this role, Margaret provides project management and other support to multiple practice improvement and leadership programs, including the management of the National Council’s public health portfolio. Ms. Jaco acts as the project manager for the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control, a 5-year program funded through the CDC’s Office on Smoking & Health and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. Prior to joining the National Council, Margaret served in various positions for behavioral health and advocacy organizations, including extensive work in the realms of affordable and public housing, Medicaid, and public policy analysis. During her graduate studies, Ms. Jaco authored two Federally-funded publications on topics related to homelessness.

Susan McLain, MPH

Public Health Program Administrator, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control

Sue McLain is a dedicated public health professional with over 19 years’ experience in public health. Sue has worked in tobacco prevention and control since 2011, overseeing tobacco free policy initiatives, program evaluation and media. Sue worked in global health and disease prevention in Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria and Botswana prior to joining the PA Department of Health. She received her Master of Public Health degree from Emory University.

Joanna Stoms, MPA, RRT

Cancer Plan Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Joanna Stoms is currently the Cancer Plan Manager for the Pa. Department of Health Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. She manages the comprehensive cancer coalition and oversees implementation of the cancer plan for Pa. She is co-chair of the Lung Cancer and Data Advisory workgroups for the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. She has a special interest in lung cancer as a result of her over 20 years’ experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. She received both her Master’s in Public Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees from Penn State University and earned her Certificate in Respiratory Therapy from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. She resides in Harrisburg, Pa. with her husband and two daughters.

Judy A. Ochs

Director, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Judy Ochs has served as the Director of the Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control at the Pennsylvania Department of Health for fifteen years. Prior to joining state government she devoted her career to the healthcare industry including work in a hospital system to develop and launch a Family Practice Residency program and assist in the hospital accreditation process. As part of the Public Health System she has embraced the core functions of public health and the ten essential services, and is honored to be part of today’s presentation that brings clarity to the core function of assurance and the essential service of helping people receive high-quality health services.

Webinar Objectives
  1. Describe how you can leverage the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control’s tools, resources, and network to combat tobacco use & cancer disparities among individuals with mental illnesses and addictions and network members

  2. Discuss the integration of tobacco dependence treatment as a standard and expected part of primary care and behavioral health care

  3. Explain how a state’s Department of Health; Department of Drug and Alcohol and Department of Human Services can partner to address tobacco use and cancer disparities among individuals with mental illness and addictions through systems and policy change

Instructions for CME/CEU Credit

ACCME Accreditation

CME/CEU's are no longer available for this live activity. They will be offered again for the recorded activity in a couple of months.


NEW Accreditation for respiratory therapists:

This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.50 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063, Course # 148432000

If you would like to claim CRCE credit, please email Jennifer Matekuare and include your name, AARC #, and state of residence.



This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

Steven A. Schroeder, MD, Catherine Saucedo, Jennifer Matekuare, Roxana Said, MPH, Christine Cheng and Brian Clark have disclosed they have no financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial companies who have provided products or services relating to their presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity.

Marilyn J. Carter, PhD, Margaret A. Jaco, MSSW, Susan McLain, MPH, Judy A. Ochs, and Joanna Stoms, MPA, RRT, have disclosed she/he has NO financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial interests.

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