Over the past decade, the systematic integration of primary and behavioral health care has been instrumental in meeting the complex health needs of people with mental illnesses and addictions. While increased awareness about the importance of integration has helped address high prevalence rates of many chronic health disorders, cancer is often excluded from integration efforts within behavioral health settings. As the integration needle continues to move forward, community behavioral health organizations are in a unique position to help bridge this gap by adopting cancer prevention and control practices to improve the overall health of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. And the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control has an opportunity for organizations seeking to do just that!
The 2017 Cancer Control Community of Practice for Community Behavioral Health Organizations (Cancer Control CoP) is a six-month initiative for up to 10 community mental health centers and addictions treatment providers who are interested in developing and/or enhancing their skills and knowledge in cancer control and prevention practices. Participating organizations will gain access to organizational change experts and informational resources to help them develop and implement evidence-based cancer control and prevention practices for individuals with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Consultation with national experts will be provided through an all expenses paid in-person meeting, webinars and coaching calls.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity – Apply TODAY!
Applications are due by 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday, May 22.
For more information about this program, please review the Request for Applications and Questionnaire.
Questions? Contact BHtheChange@TheNationalCouncil.org.