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The Great State Update – New York and North Carolina: Effective Partnerships to Treat Tobacco Addiction in Behavioral Health Settings
Recorded from "The Great State Update – New York and North Carolina: Effective Partnerships to Treat Tobacco Addiction in Behavioral Health Settings" (MMC23004A) and presented live August 2, 2022. (Course #MED25021D)

The Great State Update
New York and North Carolina:
Effective Partnerships to Treat Tobacco
Addiction in Behavioral Health Settings

 presented by:

Flavio Casoy, MD
Medical Director
Adult Community Services and Managed Care
New York State Office of Mental Health
New York, New York


Susan Friedlander, LCSW
Director, Community Integration & Wellness
New York City Field Office – Office of Mental Health
New York, New York
Maxine M. Smalling, MS, BS(N), RN
Chief Executive Nursing Officer
State Operations and Community Health
New York State Office of Mental Health
New York, New York
Kim Bayha, CTTS
Tobacco Prevention & Control Program Supervisor
Mecklenburg County Public Health
Office of Policy & Prevention
Charlotte, North Carolina
Stephanie Gans LCAS, MSW, NCTTP
NC Division of Public Health
Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch
Charlotte, North Carolina


The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) hosted this webinar on August 2, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET (75 minutes). You may claim CE/CME credit after viewing the recorded webinar. 

Educational Goals

This webinar will discuss the successes in lowering the tobacco prevalence and increasing treatment in New York and North Carolina’s behavioral health population.

New York State (NYS) is implementing an innovative, home-grown approach to working with individuals with TUD who are pre-contemplative. The approach is described in a published YouTube video made in collaboration with NYC DOHMH:

North Carolina’s (NC) recent development was the adoption of a 100% tobacco-free policy requirement for most contracted providers with NC Medicaid Managed Care Plans.

This will include:

  1. Better understanding of a systems approach to addressing TUD across a highly complex and heterogenous public mental health system comprised of hundreds of non-profit agencies providing services and with oversight by state and local government units.
  2. Exploration of an innovative approach to work with pre-contemplative individuals.
  3. Increased coalition building skills.
  4. Greater ability and sophistication in partnering with managed care organizations to address tobacco-related health inequities.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe New York State’s multi-pronged approach to address Tobacco Use Disorder in the population with serious mental illness.
  2. Explain two ways to effectively tear down silos and improve coordination between multiple State and Local agencies.
  3. Identify two strategies for building support for tobacco-free behavioral health settings at the organization, local, and state level.
  4. Describe two strengths and limitations of working with managed care organizations to implement 100% tobacco-free settings.
  5. Identify one action taken to address tobacco related health inequities among people with BH conditions in North Carolina.
  6. Describe one way North Carolina built support at the local level.
This 75-minute webinar will address the following high-level topics. (More details can be found in the downloadable syllabus.)
  1. Achieving systems change
  2. Program innovations
  3. Summarizing North Carolina at baseline and most recent developments
  4. How support was built at the local level in North Carolina
  5. How the base built in community organizations spurred state-level action
  6. Outcomes and lessons learned

How to Participate and Earn CE/CME Credit

The estimated time to complete this activity is 75 minutes, which is equivalent to 1.25 credits. 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: September 23, 2022; Expires: June 30, 2025

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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  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 1.25 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 1.25 CCAPP credits. Addiction counselors should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Provider number: 7-20-322-0724.

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, Pamela Ling, MD, MPH, Jennifer Matekuare, Ma Krisanta Pamatmat, MPH, Catherine Bonniot Saucedo, Aria Yow, MA.

The speakers have all disclosed none has any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

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