Member Community

New Toolkit to Navigate Statewide Tobacco Control Programs!

  • 1.  New Toolkit to Navigate Statewide Tobacco Control Programs!

    Posted 03-02-2021 15:24
    NCBH Logo

    Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the U.S. and the incidence is significantly higher among individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. Access to resources to support evidence-based tobacco control policies, systems and environmental change can eliminate tobacco disparities and promote equitable change in tobacco control.

    The National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control is excited to announce the "Implementation Toolkit for State Public Health and Tobacco Control Partners" to help address the disparities related to mental health and substance use disorder. The toolkit is both a guide and a call to action to strengthen public health focus on identifying and addressing tobacco-related health disparities among individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.

    Developed by a team of multidisciplinary experts, this toolkit provides practical examples, solutions, resources and tools to:

    • Close the disparity gap for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders who use tobacco with an overview of evidence-based practices, policies and procedures.
    • Drive implementation activities related to tobacco-free campus policies, increased tobacco use screening and cessation treatment in mental health and substance use facilities.
    • Support individuals with nicotine addiction using trauma-informed resiliency-oriented services to promote long-term recovery.

    Access the Toolkit

    Questions? Contact us at BHtheChange@TheNationalCouncil.org.

    This toolkit was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $175,000 with 100% funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS or the U.S. Government.


    ------------------------------
    Samara Tahmid
    National Council for Behavioral Health
    ------------------------------