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Justice-involved individuals are more likely to present with mental health and substance use challenges and use tobacco at high rates. Implementing evidence-based tobacco cessation strategies within correctional systems can reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for justice-involved individuals as they successfully reintegrate into the community.
Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control on Tuesday, December 7 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ET to strengthen your knowledge around improving health outcomes for justice-involved individuals.
By joining this workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Understand common environmental, psychological and social factors that contribute to increased tobacco use among justice-involved individuals.
- Identify an evidence-based intervention model for effectively serving the tobacco cessation needs of justice-involved individuals.
- Describe how tobacco cessation for justice-involved individuals can be integrated into a person-centered health neighborhood.
- Identify one actionable short-term goal for integrating tobacco use assessment, brief intervention and referral to treatment into correctional settings.
This workshop will dive into evidence-based implementation and real-time expert discussion featuring subject-matter experts from the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Program:
- Chad Morris, PhD, Director
- Jim Pavlik, MA, Sr. Program & Policy Analyst
This event is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $250,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.