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.
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 an all-day Behavioral Health Regional Training session at the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne with Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties.
June Webinar: Tobacco Free Policies and Interventions in Behavioral Health Care Settings
This webinar discussed how to identify proven steps toward bringing a behavioral health care facility tobacco free and how to effectively enforce a tobacco free grounds policy. Speakers included Chad Morris, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado- School of Medicine, and Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program and Tim Stacey, LPC-S, Integrated Care Systems Program Manager at Integral Care, the Local Mental Health Authority in Austin, TX.
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.