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Wellness News

December 19, 2014

Join Dr. Chad Morris for the Webinar “How – Integrating Tobacco Treatment into Daily Practice”

BHWP’s Dr. Chad Morris will be presenting a webinar on January 20, 2015 at 1:00pm EST on how to integrate tobacco treatment services into organizational daily practice. Healthcare reform and other federal and state mandates require that tobacco screening, assessment, treatment and referral are included in service offerings. However, questions remain for many healthcare agencies on how to effectively integrate these services into their current workflows. Dr. Morris will present examples of agency workflows, offer treatment planning guidance and explore strategies for aligning workflows with core electronic health record fields.

To register for this webinar, go here.

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December 16, 2014

Apply Today to Join the Tobacco & Cancer Control Community of Practice

The National Behavioral Health Network is calling for applications for the 2015 Tobacco & Cancer Control Community of Practice (CoP). If your organization provides direct services to individuals with mental illnesses and substance use disorders, you can apply to become a participant in a 9-month Community of Practice. The CoP will be comprised of 10 – 20 direct service provider organizations (e.g., community mental health centers, addiction treatment organizations, federally qualified health centers) seeking to enhance their tobacco and cancer control practices for this target population.

For more information and to apply, see the National Behavioral Health Networks’ website.

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Sara Mumby, Program Administrator

It’s difficult to relate spiritual wellness to food without sounding disingenuous. Sure, I can comically discuss how chocolate and peanut butter ice cream is a requirement in my daily spiritual practice. I can write about how a perfectly prepared grilled cheese sandwich makes me feel complete in mind, body and soul. But that’s not why food is something I consider important to my spiritual wellness. Although I sincerely enjoy food, the reason it’s something that I value above many other components of my life is that, for me, it truly is a deeper practice, a ritual that offers me a means of expression, intense labor, devotion and reward.

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BHWP Publishes Book Chapter on Worksite Wellness

Dr. Chad Morris and Dr. Cindy Morris recently published a book chapter highlighting the importance of offering worksite wellness services. The book Corporate Wellness Programs: Linking Employee and Organizational Health “offers contributions from international experts, examining the planning,
implementation and evaluation of wellness initiatives in organizations, and offering guidance on how to
introduce these programs in to the workplace.” The book will be available for purchase in the U.S. in January 2015.

Click for more information on Corporate Wellness Programs.

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