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Tip of the Week

Wellness Tip of the Week

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Choose to nourish yourself this week with foods that fill you with energy and revitalize your body.

Wellness News

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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February 27, 2015

Check out Network Insider – the National Behavioral Health Network Newsletter

The February issue of the Network Insider is here!

Network Insider: Celebrating African American History

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Awake!

Cindy Morris, Clinical Director

Ever since I was a child, I have been particularly attuned to others’ emotions. Growing up, my parents’ emotions, particularly my mother’s, loomed so large in my experience that they often eclipsed my own experience. Over time, I became an expert in reading other people’s emotions. This skill has served me well over the years. It has helped me to be successful in my career as a psychologist. I can anticipate the needs of others. It makes me a great gift-giver. It also keeps me safe. I call it my superpower.

Recently, I’ve started to think differently about my ability to be aware of, connect with, and have empathy for the emotions of others. I still think it’s my superpower…

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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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