Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and through the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control, the National Council for Behavioral Health is pleased to announce a new initiative aimed to help eliminate tobacco and cancer disparities among people with behavioral health conditions.
Over the next seven months, participating community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs), as well as state and tribal agency teams, will partner with technical experts and their peers to develop and implement action plans to enhance their tobacco and cancer control and prevention efforts directed toward people with behavioral health conditions.
We are pleased to introduce the 10 CBHOs, 9 state agencies and 1 tribal agency selected to participate in the 2016 Tobacco and Cancer Control Communities of Practice:
Community Behavioral Health Organization Tobacco and Cancer Control CoP
- Adapt (OR)
- Berks Counseling Center (PA)
- BlueGrass.org (KY)
- The Center for Counseling & Consultation, Health Wellness (KS)
- Johnson County Mental Health Center (KS)
- Institute for Family Health (NY)
- Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center (AL)
- Pacific Clinics Behavioral Health (CA)
- United Services, Inc. (CT)
- West Texas Centers (TX)
State & Tribal Agency Tobacco and Cancer Control CoP
- Mescalero Apache Tribe (NM)
Want to learn how your own organization, state, tribe or territory can incorporate tobacco control, help individuals quit smoking, or the importance of cancer control and prevention among individuals with mental illness and addictions? Join the National Behavioral Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control and gain free access to tobacco and cancer control and prevention toolkits, workforce development and trainings, and other information you need to eliminate cancer and tobacco disparities for the people you care about.
Learn more and join at bhthechange.dev. Be sure to follow #BHtheChange on Twitter to get the latest news.
The National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control, operated by the National Council for Behavioral Health in partnership with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, Behavioral Health and Wellness Program and Centerstone Research Institute, is one of the eight CDC National Networks addressing cancer and tobacco use disparities among CDC’s priority populations.