Justice-Involved Tobacco Cessation
With support from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has contracted with the University of Colorado’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Program (BHWP) to develop both a pilot project plan and a 5-year strategic plan to address tobacco use among adults in Maricopa County’s justice system. Specifically, in the first year of this work, BHWP will do the following:
If you have any questions about the Justice-Involved Tobacco Cessation Project, please contact Tracy Cruickshank from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health Office of Healthcare Innovation.
DIMENSIONS: Tobacco-Free Advanced Techniques Training
March 19-20, 2018 – Location TBD
DIMENSIONS: Tobacco-Free Advanced Techniques is the first of a series of trainings that will be offered by the University of Colorado Behavioral Health and Wellness Program to promote successful tobacco cessation in Maricopa County. Tobacco-Free Advanced Techniques is an evidence-based, 1.5-day training that provides an overview of tobacco fundamentals, promoting health for priority populations (such as justice- involved individuals), motivational intervention, and facilitating the DIMENSIONS: Tobacco-Free Group.
The first day of the Tobacco-Free Advanced Techniques training focuses on understanding tobacco addiction, tobacco cessation strategies, and motivational intervention for tobacco cessation. The second, half-day of the training teaches trainees to facilitate the Tobacco-Free Group. Once individuals have completed the Tobacco-Free Advanced Techniques training, they are qualified to offer the DIMENSIONS: Tobacco-Free Group.
The DIMENSIONS: Tobacco-Free Group is a six-week, onsite group for tobacco cessation. The group curriculum covers topics such as tobacco-free goals, change exercises, healthy living planning, what is in cigarette smoke, how tobacco harms you, triggers for tobacco use, and tobacco cessation medication.
DIMENSIONS: Tobacco-Free Advanced Techniques is a train-the-trainer model, so participants will be able to train others at their organization to facilitate the Tobacco-Free Group.
PLEASE NOTE: We encourage site supervisors to begin to consider which of your staff members should attend this training. We recommend that individuals who will be training others to facilitate tobacco-free groups attend this training.
Tobacco Cessation: Opportunities for Maricopa County
This webinar is a follow-up to the August project Kick-Off Meeting. This webinar:
You can find more webinars on the BHWP YouTube Channel.