California Behavioral Health & Wellness Initiative
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
In California, the smoking rate is 11%, however, 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, pronounced "cabby") will 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 provides customized, technical assistance, and social marketing for behavioral health agencies, providers, and the clients they serve throughout California.
Did you miss our Behavioral Health Statewide Training?
Attendees learned how to:
- Advance tobacco-free policies within the behavioral health community
- Encourage systems-change within the area of tobacco cessation
- Further train providers to successfully incorporate motivational interviewing techniques into tobacco assessments
- Explain how to effectively optimize nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacological supports
Listen to the recorded breakout sessions here:
- 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
The Latest on Tobacco Control, Behavioral Health, and Collaboration Efforts
Read what others have done successfully on their journeys to become tobacco-free.
CA Dept. of Health: 30 years of Tobacco Control Efforts
The California Department of Health has released a video chronicling 30 years of Tobacco Control efforts. Watch it here
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
Resources For CA Providers
Webinar CollectionsWebinar Collections are also available for credit so that you can learn at your own pace
GraphicSmoking and Behavioral Health infographic
The Opioid Epidemic and Smoking Quick Facts
Smoking Cessation Therapies Benefit Substance Use Disorder Clients
Fact SheetsBilling 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)