Originally Aired: Wednesday, August 23rd 2-3:30pm EST


Many behavioral health providers remember the days of cigarettes being used as part of a client’s treatment plan, or even a way for clients and clinicians to bond. With research demonstrating that tobacco use can worsen symptoms and impede recovery, there is a clear need for organizations to get creative with their approaches to tobacco cessation. Join this webinar to learn how two Community Mental Health Centers and a local NAMI chapter have pursued different approaches in educating staff, clients and expanding referrals for tobacco treatment as part of their larger organizational change processes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Applying effective health promotion efforts;
  • Utilizing creative approaches to educate clients about tobacco cessation, such as art projects, health coaches, carbon monoxide testing, and others; and
  • Changing workflows, gaining staff buy-in, and educating staff around tobacco cessation.


Carole Specktor, Senior Cessation Manager, ClearWay Minnesota

Erica Sitton, OTR/L, Health and Wellness Manager, Mental Health Resources

Sally Sales, MA, Program Director, Hennepin County Community Support Programs, RESOURCE, Inc.

Cat Gangi, Community Health Educator, NAMI Minnesota

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