Tobacco and Behavioral Health Resources

Behavioral Health is a general term that encompasses the promotion of emotional health; the prevention of mental illnesses and substance use disorders; and treatment and services for substance abuse, addiction, substance use disorders, mental illness, and/or mental disorders.

SAMHSA, 2010

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The Surgeon General‘s Report 2014; a comprehensive report chronicling the devastating consequences of 50 years of tobacco use in the United States.

Tobacco Conference Video Recordings, Presentation Slides and Handouts

Monday, May 19

Opening Remarks

Tobacco Control should be a Mainstay of Behavioral Health – Steven Schroeder, MD

Update on Best and Promising Practices – Jill Williams, MD

Intervention Strategies for Tobacco and Behavioral Health – Steven A. Schroeder, MD

CDC Update: Joining Forces to Reduce Tobacco and Cancer Among Behavioral Health Populations 

National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control - Timothy McAfee, MD, MPH Shelina Foderingham, LMSW, MPH & Laira Roth, MPH


FQHC Tobacco Conference and Behavioral Health - Theresa Jacobs, MD, FAAFP and Niambi Lavender 


Insurance Coverage of Tobacco Cessation under the Affordable Care Act  . . .

Tobacco Cessation and the Affordable Care Act – Jennifer Singleterry


Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act – Access to Tobacco Cessation Services – Warren Ortland, JD Handouts


Tuesday, May 20

Implications of E-cigarettes for Behavioral Health Populations – Sharon Cummins, PhD


E-Cigarettes: The Vapor This Time? – Phillip Gardiner, DrPH


Policy, Practice and Partnership - Terry Cline, PhD, Chad Morris, PhD & Julie Wood, MD


Treatment for Tobacco Use Disorder with Nancy Rigotti, MD

This workshop was a part of the "Preparing for Change: Emerging Models for Integrated Health Care Delivery Conference" that took place in Towson, MD on March 20 - 21, 2014 and was sponsored by the Clinical Trials Network and Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.