This program evaluation and playbook provides information and practical guidance for social service professionals and leaders in the field who are considering implementing a recovery support program for priority populations within their communities or organizations. Material included within this publication is designed for use by senior leadership, state and local funders, program managers, clinicians, social service professionals, community health workers, and Peer Support Specialists.
This playbook provides practical information and guidance for healthcare professionals planning to implement evidence-based interventions and treatment for tobacco cessation within hospital-based delivery units. Material included within this publication is designed for use by hospital administrators and senior leadership, physicians, clinical managers, nurses and nurse practitioners, tobacco cessation champions and professionals, support staff and those working within the field of clinical informatics.
It is the hope of the Collective Impact for High Public Service Utilizers Project Coalition that other agencies might learn from our experiences, and consider integrating peer-led services into existing services. Through Coalition building, a needs assessment, and pilot services, the Collective Impact Project targeted the unmet needs of individuals at risk for or who already have chronic illnesses. We have successfully demonstrated that peer specialists trained and employed as Peer Navigators are able to help close the healthcare gap for some of the hardest-to-reach individuals. As an innovative initiative, project details and lessons learned will benefit other agencies interested in implementing similar services.
A BHWP resource created to provide practical strategies for implementing agency and clinic tobacco cessation services. The workflow outlines needed staffing, as well as their roles and responsibilities.
An extensive report evaluating the barriers to utilization of telephonic tobacco cessation services for low-income callers. Includes an in-depth look at the Colorado QuitLine as well as recommendations to increase use of this service.
In partnership with the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program offers a series of provider action briefs on:
• Making healthy food choices and increasing physical activity
• Understanding sexual health
• Managing diabetes
A BHWP report focused on the tobacco cessation needs of youth with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders, including adolescents (13-17 years old) and young adults (ages 18-25 years old). This report informs the development of effective tobacco control interventions for youth served by the public mental health and substance abuse systems.