Systems Change: Increasing Treatment for Tobacco Dependence in Behavioral Health

60 Minutes

Brenna VanFrank, MD, MSPH

Sr. Medical Officer, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Brenna VanFrank, MD, MSPH is the senior medical officer in the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is responsible for providing input on the medical aspects of OSH’s scientific research and communications and serves as a scientific and medical consultant for OSH programs and projects. Dr. VanFrank joined CDC in 2014 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer and has worked on a variety of public health topics. She has particular interest in the integration of healthcare and public health and the use of epidemiologic data for public health action. Dr. VanFrank is board certified in pediatrics and preventive medicine and is a member of the national Delta Omega Honorary Society in public health.

Webinar Objectives
  • Describe a comprehensive treatment approach to tobacco use and dependence

  • Identify at least three strategies for integrating tobacco treatment into routine care

  • Explain how population-level strategies can extend and support clinical tobacco dependence treatment

  • Describe how the Tobacco Cessation Change Package can assist professionals in behavioral health settings to integrate tobacco treatment into routine care

Instructions for CME/CE Credit

CME/CE credit is no longer available for the recorded version of this webinar. The accreditation has expired for this course.


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