Tobacco-Free State Psychiatric Hospitals: From Policy to Practice

90 Minutes

Robert Glover, PhD

Executive Director, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Robert W. Glover, Ph.D. has been the Executive Director of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) since September of 1993. Founded in 1959, NASMHPD was organized to reflect and advocate for the collective interests of State Mental Health Agency directors and staff at the national level, playing a vital role in the delivery, financing and evaluation of public mental health services within a rapidly-evolving health care environment. Prior to this position, Dr. Glover served as Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation in Maine for three years. He has worked in several states' Mental Health Departments, including Colorado (Director), Idaho (Administrator), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Deputy Health Commissioner), and Ohio (Assistant Commissioner). Dr. Glover was President of the NASMHPD Board of Directors from 1985-86, and President of the NASMHPD Research Institute, Inc. Board of Directors from 1987-88. Dr. Glover continues to highlight the importance of implementing trauma-informed care and reducing seclusion and restraint. In addition, he continues to emphasize the need to address the lost life among people with serious mental illness through implementing tobacco-free policies in state operated facilities; suicide prevention; providing recovery supports, including peer support, supportive housing, and employment; addressing obesity in people with mental illness; and ensuring the health status of people being served by state mental health systems. Further, NASMHPD, along with other partners, collaborates with the Mental Health Association of New York City to help expand the federally funded National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK. He is a licensed Psychologist in Ohio and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio State University in 1974.

Lucille Schacht, PhD

Director of Statistical Analysis, NRI, Inc.
Dr. Schacht has 20 years of applied experience in program management, human services program evaluation, performance measure development, data analysis, and database management. Dr. Schacht directs the performance measurement system that all state hospitals use to meet the ORYX® requirement of the Joint Commission, ensures listing status of the system by the Joint Commission, was a pivotal member of the inter-organizational team for the HBIPS core measure set, and led the development of the Inpatient Consumer Survey and its analysis. She is proficient in statistical applications, report writing, and providing educational instruction via webinars on data quality, quality improvement, and using data to inform practice and policy. She has conducted numerous program evaluation studies for the State of Vermont, multi-state initiatives, and special population studies. She has written technical papers, published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national conferences.

Glorimar Ortiz, MS

Research Associate/Statistician

Ms. Ortiz is a bilingual (English/Spanish) researcher and evaluator with 14 years of experience of research and program evaluation design, data analysis, and implementation. She has focused her research activities to benefit underserved and minority populations. She has worked as statistician measuring health market performance and dynamics, and has provided consultation on sampling plan design and implementation. She is responsible for the development of data collection instruments, for managing databases, and for providing a high level of statistical analysis for research projects. She currently serves as the lead on data analysis for the Behavioral Measurement System (BHPMS) and develops research projects related to the Inpatient Consumer Survey. She has strong knowledge working with SPSS, AMOS, IDEA Data Analysis Software, Questionnaire Development System, and SNAP Surveys. She has been involved in numerous publications and in conferences presenting data from research initiatives.

Joseph Parks, MD

Chief Clinical Officer, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Distinguished Professor of Science, University of Missouri

Bio to come.

Brian Hepburn, MD

Executive Director, Mental Hygiene Administration (MHA)

Dr. Hepburn is the Executive Director of the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration (MHA) which includes 4 regional state psychiatric hospitals, 1 forensic psychiatric hospital and 2 Regional Institutes for Children and Adolescents. In addition the MHA serves over 145,000 individuals (all ages) who have Medicaid or are uninsured through the Administrative Service Organization, Value Options. Dr Hepburn is committed to working with consumers, family members and other stakeholders to give individuals with mental illness and/or substance use issues the best opportunity for prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery.

Webinar Objectives
  • Learn the methods and results of a survey on smoking policies and practices in state psychiatric hospitals
  • Understand key findings and their applications to tobacco dependence interventions in psychiatric settings
  • Learn how the study may inform development of more effective smoking cessation policies and practices for people living with mental illnesses