2014 Change Institute - Tobacco Cessation and Mental Health

Date: May 20, 2014
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

2014 Change Institute:
Tobacco Cessation & Mental Health

May 20, 2014, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
2160 S. First Avenue, Building 120, Room 150, Maywood

REGISTER NOW! Registration for this FREE, one-day training is being managed by the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice. Click the following link to sign up. http://www.cvent.com/d/h4qzl6/1Q

Research confirms that people with mental health and substance abuse disorders face major health disparities related to tobacco use and consume 44% of all cigarettes smoked in the United States. This means that people living with mental illness are about twice as likely to smoke as the general population. Behavioral health providers have a responsibility to protect the health of their patients by offering tobacco education and treatment and implementing smoke-free policies within their facilities.

This one-day training for behavioral health professionals in suburban Cook County and partners aims to explore the value, benefits, best practices and challenges of integrating tobacco treatment as part of an overall approach to care and promoting a smoke-free campus at behavioral health facilities. Keynote speaker is Dr. Judith (Jodi) Prochaska from Standford University.

Through active participation in the 2014 Change Institute, attendees will:

  • Gain knowledge of tobacco dependence and cessation treatments (motivational, behavioral, pharmacological) for persons with co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders;
  • Rate as valuable the treatment of tobacco dependence in smokers with co-occurring disorders;
  • Gain confidence in providing comprehensive tobacco cessation treatment to smokers;
  • Increase his or her intention to follow the National Cancer Institute’s 5-As tobacco treatment framework with smokers with co-occurring disorders;
  • Identify systems-level changes for his or her organizations to increase attention to tobacco use in smokers with co-occurring disorders;
  • Engage in dialogue with experts and peers, sharing valuable experiences, lessons learned, and best practices to advance current and support future work in promoting tobacco-free living.

Continuing education credits are available for the following disciplines upon completion of the full day training.

  • For Physicians: Approved by the Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for 7 AAFP Elective credits.
  • For Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals: Approved by the Illinois Certification Board for 6.75 continuing education units to the following categories: PCGC II, CCJP II, Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II or III, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, CFPP II.

About the Change Institute
The Change Institute is held each year to build advocacy knowledge and skills of individuals, and to increase capacity of organizations across all sectors that play an integral role in building and sustaining healthy communities. The 2014 Change Institute is a collaborative of the Healthy HotSpot partnership for tobacco-free living. Partners include the Cook County Department of Public Health, MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice, American Lung Association in Greater Chicago, and the Respiratory Health Association. This project has been made possible by funds received from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

About Healthy HotSpot
Healthy HotSpot, an initiative of the Cook County Department of Public Health, aims to make suburban Cook County healthier one spot at a time through partnerships for healthy living.

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