Our mission is to improve quality of life by facilitating evidence-based health behavior change for communities, organizations, and individuals. As experts on health behavior change, we believe passionately in the power of education and awareness – by increasing the knowledge base, skills, and mindfulness of individuals or organizations, we can purposefully and effectively bring about positive change.

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November 15, 2017

The Great American Smokeout Tools & Resources

Take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event coming up on November 16! Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit. By quitting – even for 1 day – those who smoke will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

Tools and Resources 

Information provided by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California San Francisco

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October 27, 2017

Mental and Emotional Well-being: National Prevention Strategy Webinar

BHWP is excited to be participating in the following webinar.

2017 Webinar Series
The National Prevention Strategy: Health Across the Life Span
Presented by Region VIII Federal Partners

Mental and Emotional Well-Being
Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 – 3:30 pm, MT (4:00-5:30 ET)

See the full agenda here.


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Developing Resiliency

MARY MANCUSO, M.A., Clinical Associate

Ten faces looked at me, each with a unique expression: enthusiasm, reluctance, contemplation, fatigue, reservation. I was surrounded by a group of 4th year medical students about to learn where they will be matched for their 3 to 7 years of residency training. Some of these students will further specialize and add 2 more years to their education.

As our conversation evolved, it became clear that some of the medical students were anxious about the grueling environment of residency training, including competitive atmosphere, exhausting work schedule—sometimes working 30 hours in a row—and being subjected to harsh, and not always constructive, feedback from attending physicians. While all these conditions can lead to burnout for young physicians, in some tragic cases, the unrelenting pressure and stress leads to suicide.

How are individuals expected to endure almost a decade of such traumatic conditions? One medical student mentioned the term resiliency. The American Psychological Association (APA) defines resiliency as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress.

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Registration Open for Two BHWP Trainings

Registration is currently open for the following two BHWP Trainings. Both trainings will be held at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

The next RMTTS Training will take place from May 14-17, 2018.

Tobacco Treatment Specialists are an indispensable facet of healthcare organizations’ tobacco cessation services. Join the growing number of tobacco specialists working across the nation. This comprehensive program consists of 3 full days of training and one day of testing. Upon completion, you will be eligible to achieve the advanced certification of Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

Register for the May 14-17, 2018 training

More information on the RMTTS Training Program

We will be hosting our Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change – Level II training on July 31 & August 1, 2018.

This two-day intensive training will focus on advanced application of Motivational Interviewing (MI) for health care professionals, including methods for strategically eliciting and strengthening change and commitment talk, decreasing and managing discord, and deepening skills of engagement and evocation.

Register for the July 31-August 1, 2018 training

More information on the Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change Training Program

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