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In the U.S., 34% of adults with mental health challenges who use tobacco identify as Black, and 32% identify as Hispanic/Latinx. Understanding this relationship between mental health and substance use challenges and tobacco use patterns for people of color is a critical component of developing equitable cessation programming.
Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control on Monday February 7, 2022, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm ET for a workshop to enhance your knowledge around how to understand the relationship between tobacco use, racial disparities and mental wellbeing, and how to best translate this understanding into action by incorporating equity considerations into your programming and policies.
This workshop will dive into real-time expert discussion featuring Dr Earl N. Benjamin-Robinson, DrHSc, CPH, a subject-matter expert from the Louisiana Public Health Institute and Taslim van Hattum, LCSW, MPH, senior director at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.
By joining this workshop, attendees will be able to:
• Understand the relationship between racial disparities and mental wellbeing, and its impact on tobacco use within racially diverse population groups, and specifically the Black community.
• Develop a shared understanding of racial equity as it pertains to mental health and its influence on tobacco-related disparities
• Incorporate equity considerations into programming and policies to help eliminate tobacco-related racial inequities