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Tip of the Week

Wellness Tip of the Week

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When something has you feeling down or frustrated, try to find a way to laugh at it. This can help to change your perspective.

Wellness News

February 3, 2016

BHWP Listed in CDC Best Practices User Guide for Tobacco Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the Health Equity in Tobacco Prevention and Control user guide to assist tobacco control staff and partners implement evidence-based best practices for populations facing health disparities. BHWP’s DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers and its supplements are listed as educational resources for those providing services to individuals with behavioral health conditions or low socioeconomic status.

BHWP offers a variety of educational resources for tobacco control and tobacco cessation. Downloadable copies of all of our toolkits can be found here.

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January 25, 2016

California Art Exhibit Featuring A Commitment to Tobacco-Free Lives

Bay Area Community Resources and the Mental Health Program of Community Action Marin in San Rafael, California have teamed up to bring the community a smoking cessation art exhibit. Artists participating in this show come from all walks of life but believe in one common cause: to live a smoke free life. The exhibit is scheduled for Feb. 12 at the 1108 Gallery in downtown San Rafael.

For more information, see the flyer.

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Stumbling on Creativity

Chad Morris, Director

A few weeks ago I read a stimulating article in The New York Times titled “How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity.” The article reported that many innovative discoveries are stumbled upon by individuals who are willing to follow emerging paths and loose connections. Throughout history, failures in one area have often led to insight in another. The author further noted that epiphany results from collecting “strings” of information until a pattern emerges.

When I finished the article, I asked myself, “How can I manifest more serendipity in my life?” I want to enhance my intellectual curiosity by paying attention to these opportunities. And how do I do it in the face of an avalanche of “strings” through the Internet, other media, research, etc.?

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BHWP Offering TTS Certification Training in May

The bi-annual Rocky Mountain Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification (RMTTS-C) Program will be offered May 16-19, 2016 at the University of Colorado downtown Denver campus. Join the ranks of the thousands of Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (CTTS) by attending this 4-day comprehensive training.

For more information on the RMTTS-C Program.

To register for this comprehensive and interactive training.

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