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What Works: Developing Effective Partnerships to Treat Tobacco Addiction in Behavioral Health Settings
Recorded from "What Works: Developing Effective Partnerships to Treat Tobacco Addiction in Behavioral Health Settings" (MMC22004B) and presented live September 23, 2021. (Course #MED24021B)

What Works: Developing Effective Partnerships to Treat Tobacco Addiction in Behavioral Health Settings

 presented by:

Christian Barnes-Young, MS, LPC
Assistant Deputy Director, Division of Community Mental Health Services, South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Columbia, South Carolina
Heath Holt Hayes, MA
Chief Communications Officer
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Regina F. Smith, MS
Director of Health Systems and Tobacco Cessation
Indiana Department of Health
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) hosted this webinar on September 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET (90 minutes). You may claim CE/CME credit after viewing the recorded webinar. 

Educational Goals

  1. State systems can learn strategies that change the long-term cultural response to tobacco cessation within the behavioral health community.
  2. Community Mental Health Centers can develop solutions to overcome challenges faced when transitioning to become tobacco free facilities.
  3. Providers will become motivated to use Nicotine Replacement Therapies as incentives to tobacco recovery services.
  4. How to develop key partnerships that will expand tobacco control efforts and improve tobacco dependence treatment access statewide.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  1. Describe two novel ways to develop key partnerships (Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Indiana Medicaid and Managed Care Entities) that will help move health systems change forward, expand reach and increase access toward tobacco treatment and recovery.
  2. Identify two challenges faced by a statewide system of Community Mental Health Centers as they transitioned to becoming tobacco free facilities.
  3. Explain two ways that nicotine replacement therapies have been implemented in tobacco recovery services by Community Mental Health Centers.
  4. Describe two methods in Oklahoma’s approach to integrating tobacco cessation across a behavioral health system.

This 90-minute webinar will address the following high-level topics. (More details can be found in the downloadable syllabus.)
  • Overview of what recovery is
  • Challenges and lessons learned from Community Mental Health Centers
  • NRTs improve participation in tobacco recovery services and enhance results
  • Managing tobacco control infrastructure by developing key state agency partnerships
  • Creating tiered strategies that lay the foundation for tobacco control work with behavioral health providers

How to Participate and Earn CE/CME Credit

The estimated time to complete this activity is 90 minutes, which is equivalent to 1.50 credit. Participants should view the recorded webinar (streaming or downloading the .mp4 file), answer the multiple-choice test questions, and complete the evaluation form online to receive a certificate. 

You must receive a score of 80% or better to earn a certificate. You will have an unlimited number of attempts to successfully complete the post-test.  Your certificate will be available immediately for print or download upon completion of the entire activity.

The fee to register for and claim CE/CME credit is $45.

For a limited time, California providers, use discount code CADPH23 to receive free CE credit, courtesy of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center.

Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations should be made in writing within 7 days of enrollment. Refunds will only be made in the event that technical difficulties prevent completion of the activity, or if no interaction with the material occurred because of inadvertent or mistaken enrollment, or expiration of the activity before the learner had the opportunity to complete it fully. Fees can be transferred to another activity in the case of mistaken enrollment.

Certification: Begins: May 1, 2022; Expires: June 30, 2024

Special Needs or Other Concerns: If you require any special accommodations for a disability which creates a hardship to participating in this activity, or you have questions or concerns about this course, please contact the Office of CME. (Additional contact information is below.)

In support of improving patient care, the University of California, San Francisco is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Physicians: UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.

California Psychologists: This educational activity is recognized by the California Board of Psychology as meeting the continuing education requirements toward license renewal for California psychologists. Psychologists are responsible for reporting their own attendance to the California Board of Psychology. Psychologists from other states should check with their respective licensing boards.

California Behavioral Science Professionals: The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP). UCSF maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.50 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's and/or LEP's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #64239.  

California Addiction Professionals:
The UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the California Consortium of Addiction Professional and Programs (CCAPP) to provide continuing education credit for California Addiction Counselors. UCSF designates this live activity, for a maximum of 1.50 CCAPP credits. Addiction counselors should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Provider number: 7-20-322-0722.

This UCSF CME activity was planned and developed to uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

None of the planning committee members and reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) with any ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients: Anita Browning, Christine Cheng, Brian Clark, Jennifer Matekuare, Ma Krisanta Pamatmat, MPH, Jessica Safier, MA, Catherine Saucedo, Steven A. Schroeder, MD, Aria Yow, MA.

The speakers, Christian Barnes-Young, Heath Holt Hayes, and Regina Smith have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.

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