Apply for 2016 State, Tribal, and Territorial Agency Tobacco & Cancer Control Community of Practice

Deadline: 12 April 2016

The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is inviting applicants for the National Behavioral Health Network’s 2016 State, Tribal and Territorial Agency Tobacco & Cancer Control Community of Practice (CoP).

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This CoP is a 7-month initiative that will be comprised of up to 10 state, tribal and territorial agency teams (e.g., state, tribal, or territorial departments of behavioral health/mental health and substance use, tobacco control programs, cancer control/prevention programs, public health departments) seeking to learn and disseminate strategies to address tobacco use and cancer risk in people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders at the state, tribal, or territorial levels.

Benefits

  • Identify strategies to better address tobacco and cancer control needs among populations with mental illnesses and substance use disorders;
  • Incorporate specific state, tribal or territorial-level tobacco and cancer control strategies to address the needs of populations with mental illnesses and substance use disorders into Health Systems Transformation efforts, including but not limited to the following efforts:
  • Preparing community behavioral health organizations to meet quality metrics and standards related to health systems transformation efforts such as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs);
  • Leveraging relationships with community behavioral health providers through state, tribal, territorial and/or local behavioral health provider associations;
  • Supporting cross-systems collaborations among comprehensive cancer control programs, tobacco control programs and community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs)

Eligibility Criteria

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  • States, tribes and territories are eligible for this CoP, the State, Tribal, and Territorial Agency Tobacco & Cancer CoP. Eligible applicants should be seeking collaboration and partnership opportunities to collectively enhance tobacco and cancer control practices for people with mental illnesses and addictions on a systems-level.
  • Only ONE (1) application is permitted per state, tribe, or territory. Participation in the CoP is open to all U.S. states, tribes and territories.
  • This program is only open to National Behavioral Health Network participants.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

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