Lessons Learned from the Tobacco Integration Awards: 10/27/2021

October 27, 2021

People coping with a mental illness have a very high prevalence of smoking. A recent survey of clients receiving care from Wisconsin Community Support Programs (CSP) or Comprehensive Community Services programs (CCSs) found that 55% are current smokers. A recent study documented that over 90% of people seeking care for opiate addiction in rural Wisconsin smoke. People coping with a mental illness and/or other addiction are paying a staggering health and financial price because of their addiction to tobacco. These individuals want to quit and do quit, but it is harder for them to quit. Their tobacco journey requires more treatment and greater support. Addressing their tobacco use to improve their health and financial resources is a key challenge for the behavioral health treatment system. To address this challenge, the Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS) teamed with the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) to provide ten “Tobacco Integration Awards” to encourage behavioral health organizations to take concrete tobacco integration steps. These ten behavioral health programs will share the lessons learned as they integrated tobacco treatment into their services. 

Intended Audience

Health Professionals who work in the fields of behavioral health or public health, including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, case managers, counselors, substance abuse counselors, Certified Peer Specialists (CPS), Recovery Coaches, Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS), psychotherapists, behavioral health managers, and students.


This continuing education activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties competencies: patient care and procedural skills and medical knowledge, the National Academy of Medicine competencies: provide patient-centered care and employ evidence-based practice, and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative competencies: roles/responsibilities and reams and teamwork.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Competencies

In addition to the elements of competence, this activity has been planned to cover the following areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion: engage in self reflection and address health disparities.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of these webinars, and the experiences shared by the presenters, learners will be able to:

  • Recall the reasons why tobacco should be integrated into behavioral health
  • Apply at least two actions reported by the presenters to their treatment setting
  • List the steps they would take to address tobacco in their treatment setting
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 APA CE Credits
  • 1.00 ACE Credits
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/27/2021 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/27/2021 - 1:00pm CDT

Part 1: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00-1:00

Introduction: Bruce Christiansen, PhD

Clinical Services: Julie Edmundson, LPC, CSAC, ICS

Vivent Health: Pamela Blaszak & Katie Harrison

5 Doors: Mary Haberman

ThedaCare: Heather Pagel

Family and Children's Center: Liam Bailey

Questions and Discussion

**Please also join us for Part 2 of this webinar series scheduled for Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Online Webinar. Links will be provided to participants prior to the event.


It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation.

For this accredited continuing education activity all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be ineligible companies.

Discloser List CME Internal Report

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hours.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing the course receive 1 live continuing education credits. 

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hours.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 APA CE Credits
  • 1.00 ACE Credits
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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