ABOUT THE PROJECT:
In California, the smoking rate is 8.9% - however, the smoking rate among CA adults with frequent poor mental health is 15%, nearly double the rate of the general population.
The California Behavioral Health and Wellness Initiative (CABHWI, pronounced "cabby") was designed to help create equal access to cessation services for all smokers in the state, specifically those with a behavioral health condition (mental health diagnosis or substance use disorder).
Through this initiative, UCSF's Smoking Cessation Leadership Center provided customized, technical assistance, and social marketing for behavioral health agencies, providers, and the clients they serve throughout California.
Did you miss our Behavioral Health & Tobacco Use Statewide Training?
Check out the following recordings from the experts who presented at the breakout sessions:
- Breakout Session A: Pharmacotherapy for tobacco cessation with Frank Vitale, National Director, Pharmacy Partnership for Tobacco Cessation; Clinical Assistant Professor, Purdue College of Pharmacy
- Breakout Session B: Motivational Interviewing 101 with Jason Satterfield, PhD, Academy Endowed Chair for Innovation in Teaching, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California San Francisco
CA Tobacco Facts and Figures 2021
This report presents the most recently available data on tobacco use behavior, attitudes, and local tobacco control policies in the state. Read the report
Governor Newsom Signs AB-541
This bill requires a licensed facility or a certified program to assess a patient or client for use of all tobacco products at the time of the initial intake and take certain actions if the patient or client has tobacco use disorder. Read more
The Latest on Tobacco Control, Behavioral Health, and Collaboration Efforts
Read what others have done successfully on their journeys to become tobacco-free.
Resources For CA Providers
FREE resources from our new social media campaign to promote the mental health benefits of cessation are available at icovidquit.org
The CABHWI Tobacco-Free Toolkit is a helpful guide for taking your facility tobacco free in California complete with step-by-step recommendations and examples to help you get started.
Billing Guide Addendum for Behavioral Health
Champions Recovery- Hannah’s House and Samuel’s House Vape-Free Campuses Promoting Overall Wellness (Spotlight On Article)
Smoking/Vaping & Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet
Alcohol Center for Women Institutes a Tobacco-Free Campus and Gardening Therapy Program (Spotlight On Article)
California Gambling Education and Treatment Services Program (CalGETS) Fast Facts
Peer Support Specialist Update - NAMI California
Check out our past webinars in the archive