Tobacco Cessation and Bias Masterclass Workshop
Original Air Date: June 23rd, 1:30 – 3:30 pm ET
Historically marginalized communities continue to face disproportionate challenges around access to, and quality of, mental health and substance use treatment. Many organizational and clinical practices – such as, who we fund, how we prioritize care access and the types of treatments we offer – are often impacted by bias. These biases affect quality of care, perpetuate mistrust among communities and decrease mental health supports. For tobacco users with mental health and substance use challenges, bias can influence smoking behavior and hinder associated attempts to quit.
By joining this masterclass, you will be able to:
- Analyze the role of bias at the client, provider and organizational level.
- Analyze the role of bias among individuals with mental health and substance use challenges who use tobacco.
- Examine two strategies to overcome bias at the provider and organizational level to assist organizations in supporting individuals with mental health and substance use challenges.
- Tamanna Patel, MPH, Director, Practice Improvement and Consulting, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
- Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT, Consultant, Trauma-Informed Resilience-Oriented Equitable services, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
This event was hosted by the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.