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Wellness News

April 16, 2015

Join the National Council for its webinar on Cancer Screening Within Behavioral Health Organizations

Join the National Council for Behavioral Health for the webinar Implementing Cancer Screening & Referrals within Community Behavioral Health Organizations on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from 2:30-4:00pm ET.

The webinar will focus on community mental health and addiction treatment providers bridging the gap between cancer diagnoses and people with mental illnesses. Join the webinar to learn more about your role in improving cancer outcomes for people with mental illness and addictions.

During this webinar, participants will learn about making the case for integrating cancer prevention and control efforts into community behavioral health settings, cancer screening guidelines and evidence-based practices, and successes and lessons learned from community behavioral health providers that have implemented cancer control and prevention efforts.

Click here to register for the webinar.

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March 16, 2015

Raising the Age of Access to Tobacco Products Could Reduce Use

A recent report issued by expert panelists at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) looked at the existing literature around tobacco use initiation in order to predict the potential outcomes of raising the minimum legal age (MLA) for tobacco products to 19 years, 21 years, and 25 years.” The resulting report, Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products, confidently concluded that “if the MLA were raised now to 21 nationwide, there would be approximately 223,000 fewer premature deaths, 50,000 fewer deaths from lung cancer, and 4.2 million fewer years of life lost for those born between 2000 and 2019.”

To read a synopsis of the report, click here.

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Made to Move

Jamie Pfahl, Community Liaison

If you’ve heard of this thing called “the Internet,” chances are you’ve seen at least one fitness meme with a motivating message like, “Stop wishing and start doing” or “Fitness is like marriage, you can’t cheat on it and expect it to work.” Since I’m interested in fitness and am also somewhat lazy, I tend to like messages that make me feel inspired to work out. I know I’m not going to run fast or far without putting in a lot of work, and it’s hard to maintain motivation over the months it takes to achieve fitness goals. An extra kick in the pants courtesy of an inspirational quote set on the backdrop of a hard-bodied fitness model or gorgeous landscape can only be a good thing, right?

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Spotlight

BHWP’s Clinic Workflow Resource for Tobacco Cessation

BHWP in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment created a resource that provides practical strategies for implementing agency and clinic tobacco cessation services. The workflow outlines needed staffing, as well as their roles and responsibilities.

Click to access the resource, A Patient-Centered Tobacco Cessation Workflow for Healthcare Clinics.

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