Connecting to Care – How to Leverage Quitlines to Better Support Your Clients, co-hosted by NBHN


60 Minutes

Webinar Speakers

Chad D Morris, PhD

Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado- School of Medicine, and the Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program and Wellness Leadership Institute

Chad Morris, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado- School of Medicine. At CU he is the Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program and Wellness Leadership Institute. He is the principal investigator of over 100 projects and studies exploring the effectiveness of organizational, psychosocial, and pharmacologic whole health and tobacco cessation strategies across over 40 states and internationally. His work has focused on the needs of persons with mental illnesses and addictions, individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness, justice involved individuals, pregnant and perinatal mothers, rural and frontier residents, and at-risk youth. Dr. Morris also specializes on the work and well-being of interdisciplinary professionals. Dr. Morris is a seasoned Motivational Interviewing trainer and member of the MI Network of Trainers (MINT). As the Vice President of Spark Inspiration, Dr. Morris also offers corporate wellness solutions.

Jim Pavlik, MA

Program and Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health and Wellness Program, University of Colorado

Jim Pavlik, MA serves as a Program and Policy Analyst for the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program (BHWP) and has over ten years of public health experience specifically in communications and policy analysis. He has worked for community advocacy organizations, community mental health centers, the Indiana Department of Health, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Before joining BHWP, his work focused on international drug policy, as well as the social determinants of health, especially for low-SES populations and immigrant and refugee communities. Pavlik acts as BHWP’s internal process evaluator for the BHWP training and technical assistance teaching arm.

Webinar Objectives
  • Explain how incentives like low-cost nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can help high-risk populations quit smoking and increase successful attempt to quit tobacco.

  • Assess potential costs and benefits of supplementing quitline services with financial incentives and mailing nicotine patches to Medicaid smokers.

  • Identify best practices to motivate patients to increase use of quitline services for successful tobacco cessation.

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Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # 64239.


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The following speakers, moderators and planning committee members 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:

Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Dana Lange, Margaret Jaco Manecke, MSSW, Jennifer Matekuare, Chad D. Morris, PhD, Ma Krisanta Pamatmat, MPH, Jim Pavlik, MA, Jessica Safier, MA, , Catherine Saucedo, Steven A. Schroeder, MD, Samara Tahmid, Taslim van Hattum, LCSW, MPH, and Aria Yow, MA.

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