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Eligible for Social Work CEUs

Join us at the Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown, NY!

Organizational Change in the Behavioral Health Setting: Integrating Tobacco Dependence Treatment to Impact Best Practices and Patient Outcomes

Tuesday, March 15th, 8am

The Otesaga Resort, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY, United States

*Registration: 8am-9am*

A FREE one day nuts to bolts workshop on implementing evidence-based & patient-centered tobacco dependence interventions in behavioral healthcare settings led by Dr. Chad Morris.

Meet Dr. Chad Morris

Chad Morris, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver, Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program and Co-Director of the interdisciplinary Wellness Leadership Institute. At UCD, he is the principal investigator of multiple studies exploring the effectiveness of organizational, psychosocial, and pharmacologic tobacco cessation and wellness strategies. As the Vice President of Spark Inspiration, Dr. Morris also offers corporate wellness solutions. Dr. Morris has provided clinical, public policy and program evaluation consultation across 30 states and internationally. Currently, he serves on a number of boards, including the North American Quitline Consortium.

Course Objectives

  1. Understand the unnecessary health disparities smokers with mental illnesses and addictions face

  2. Become familiar with evidence-based resources and tools that assist behavioral healthcare agencies to integrate tobacco cessation screening, treatment, and referral into daily clinical practice

  3. Learn best practices for tobacco-free policy implementation

  4. Create achievable, time-limited strategies to facilitate health systems change in your agency

Who should attend from your agency?

To make the most of this opportunity, we are asking each agency to identify a small team (3 people) to participate in the training. Ideally, each team should include the following:

  1. An identified Site Champion – The person who will be the primary contact and serve as your agency’s point person for the initiative.
  2. A Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) – If you do not have a TTS on staff, an employee who knows the most about tobacco dependence and/or has a personal passion for addressing tobacco use and dependence.
  3. Administrative staff – A person with decision-making authority within the agency (if the Site Champion does not). If there are additional staff that you would like to send to the training, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.

Hotel Accomodations

Room Block: Option Monday to Tuesday (State Rate Available: $89.00)

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

4758 NY-28, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: (607) 547-8000

*Book on behalf of Tobacco Control Meeting*


Room Block: Option Tuesday to Wednesday (Rate: $155)

Otesaga Resort

60 Lake Street Cooperstown, NY

Phone: (607) 547-9931

*Book on behalf of Tobacco Training*

Click Here to Register

*Only 3 People per agency, the agency must contact samantha.ahlfeld@sphp.com with a list of their team of 3 before the agency registers*

Continuing Education hours are available through the University at Albany.

This training is approved for 4.75 Continuing Education hours for New York State Social Workers. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers