A Team Approach: Integrating Tobacco Dependence Treatment into Routine Clinical Practice

90 minutes

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 licensed 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 (BHWP) and Wellness Leadership Institute. BHWP also houses the Rocky Mountain Tobacco Treatment Specialist Program. Dr. Morris is the principal investigator of over 140 projects and studies exploring the effectiveness of organizational, psychosocial, and pharmacologic whole health and tobacco cessation strategies across over 44 states and internationally. 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.

Alek Sripipatana, PhD, MPH

Director, Data and Evaluation Division, US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Office of Quality Improvement

Alek Sripipatana, PhD, MPH is Director of the Data and Evaluation Division at the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Primary Health Care in the Office of Quality Improvement. Alek oversees UDS data production, data evaluation, and data dissemination on all HRSA-supported community health centers across the country, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.

Dr. Sripipatana believes in community work. His past service includes Chair for the Council on Multicultural Health at the California Department of Public Health, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Alliance, Chair for the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health and member of the National Advisory Committee on Research Development for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Dr. Sripipatana completed his PhD from the UCLA School of Public Health and is a former W. K. Kellogg Fellow in Health Policy Research. Alek is committed to the study of health disparities, elderly health, and the health of underserved populations.

Webinar Objectives
  • Describe how tobacco treatment is essential to the “Triple Aim” of better health for the population, better quality healthcare for individuals, at less cost.

  • Explain how tobacco prevention and treatment is aligned with chronic care and patient-centered medical home models.

  • Apply effective tobacco cessation strategies to populations most at-risk for tobacco-related health disparities, including persons with behavior health conditions.

  • Employ office based tools and resources that will assist you in concurrently addressing tobacco and other addictions.


Who Should Attend?

Persons working in community-based ambulatory care settings including: Community Health Centers, Tribal and Urban Indian Clinics, Family Planning Clinics, Ryan White Clinics, as well as Maternal and Child Health focused organizations working with adolescents.

Providers, quality improvement professionals, front desk staff, and others will gain valuable information that will increase their effectiveness in helping patients cease their use of tobacco products.

Instructions for CME/CE Credit