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The Behavioral Health and Wellness Program became part of the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control (NBHN) in early 2014. The National Council for Behavioral Health was awarded the role of establishing the NBHN by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of the Network is to reduce tobacco use and cancer and to address health disparities in the behavioral health population as identified by the CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

NBHN promotes evidence-based approaches to prevent tobacco use and cancer, through technical assistance, education, training, and networking opportunities that complement other CDC-funded chronic disease program activities. NBHN is recruiting stakeholders to participate in the network and convening multi-state strategy sessions to develop collaborative action plans to implement strategies. Promising practices will be shared through its website and social media, e-newsletters, webinars and trainings, virtual communities, and other platforms.

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Program is one of three national organizations collaborating with the National Council to implement the NBHN:

  • Centerstone Research Institute

  • Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at the University of California San Francisco

Click here for more information on the National Behavioral Health Network.