Tobacco Cessation and the Criminal Justice System Masterclass Workshop
Original Air Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

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 event was hosted by the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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