Surveillance & Evaluation Webinar Series – Evaluating Health Systems Change in Behavioral Health Settings

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Presentation Overview:

This webinar will focus on evaluating health systems changes to promote tobacco use cessation and integrate tobacco dependence treatment into behavioral health systems and settings. The presenters will share real-world evaluation examples to illustrate the challenges and opportunities for evaluating the integration of tobacco-focused systems changes into behavioral health systems. The presenters will address creating and sustaining partnerships for successful evaluations, navigating challenges to evaluation data acquisition, and applying health systems change evaluation methods and tools.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Identify methodologies to evaluate health systems change in behavioral health treatment facilities to address tobacco use
2. Describe existing data sources and tools to support evaluation of health systems change
3. Understand considerations for new data collection
4. Apply webinar concepts to the development and implementation of health systems evaluation
5. Identify possible partners for system change evaluation


Bruce A. Christiansen, PhD
Psychologist, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Chad D. Morris, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Behavioral Health & Wellness Program
University of Colorado

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