CA Behavioral Health & Wellness Initiative

California Behavioral Health & Wellness Initiative

In California, the smoking rate is 11%, however, the behavioral health population is disproportionately affected. The smoking rate among those with poor mental health is 19.4%, almost double the rate of the general population.

The California Behavioral Health and Wellness Initiative (CABHWI) will help create equal access to cessation services for all smokers in California, specifically those with a behavioral health condition.

Through this initiative, UCSF's Smoking Cessation Leadership Center will provide in-person training, customized virtual training and education through webinars, technical assistance, and social marketing targeting behavioral health agencies, providers, and the clients they serve throughout the state of California.

For technical assistance please contact (877) 509-3786 or [email protected].
Upcoming Trainings

San Mateo County Behavioral Health Regional Training

Learn how to advance tobacco-free policies and promote cessation and wellness within the behavioral health community.

Past Trainings

SCLC held a kickoff event on January 17th, 2019 to introduce the California Behavioral Health and Wellness Initiative (CABHWI).

This is our first "Community of Practice" collaborative quarterly call.  You will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from your fellow cohort members.

SCLC hosted all day Behavioral Health Regional Training session at the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne with Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties.

Our Webinar Series

Special note for our CA healthcare providers: As we are starting a new venture in CA helping behavioral health organizations go tobacco-free, we are providing FREE CME/CEUs for all eligible CA providers! Click below to see full details.

REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING WEBINAR