Tobacco & Behavioral Health: A state approach

December 2 - 4, 2020

Virtual Conference


A free, flexible, virtual event featuring exceptional tobacco and behavioral health education.

Come hear from organizations involved in tobacco treatment efforts related to behavioral health across the state of Kansas. This is a remote training opportunity designed for providers and local public health professionals to connect and learn. Half-day trainings are scheduled each date.


Session Recordings


Wednesday, December 2, 2020


Tobacco Use and Behavioral Health: A State Approach | Jill M. Williams, MD


Coalitions and Community: Making the Most Out of Your Partnerships | Rachel Bieker


Kansas Tobacco Guideline for Behavioral HealthCare: Lessons Learned in Assessment & Implementation | Rick Cagan and Jamie Katz


Motivational Interviewing for Treating Tobacco, Part I: Overview of Core Skills | Tresza Hutcheson, PSYD


Motivational Interviewing for Treating Tobacco, Part II: Implementing Skills | Tresza Hutcheson, PSYD


Thursday, December 3


An overview of the University of Kansas (KU) Tobacco Treatment Education Program | Babalola Faseru, MD, MPH


E-Cigarettes 101: What, Who, Why & What It Means For Your Patients’ Health | Brenna VanFrank, MD, MSPH


More Than A Call: A Targeted Quitline Protocol for People Living With Behavioral Health Conditions | Thomas Ylioja, PhD, MSW


Friday, December 4


Wellness Committees: The Foundation for Tobacco Treatment Initiatives | Daniel Craig


Tobacco Cessation Documentation and Billing | Alberto Reyes Rodriguez



Tobacco Treatment & Biochemical Quantification of Tobacco Consumption | Matthew Bars, MS, CTTS, MCTTP



Here you will find presentation slides, handouts and other helpful resources.

Keynote Presentation

Tobacco Use and Behavioral Health: A State Approach, Williams

General Sessions

KU Tobacco Treatment Education Program Handouts, Faseru

E-Cigarettes 101, VanFrank

More Than a Call, Ylioja

Tobacco Treatment & Biochemical Quantification of Tobacco Consumption, Bars

Breakout Sessions

Motivational Interviewing, Parts I & II, Hutcheson

Coalitions & Community, Bieker

Kansas Tobacco Guideline for Behavioral Healthcare, Cagan and Katz

Tobacco Cessation Documentation & Billing, Reyes Rodriguez

Wellness Committees, Craig

Additonal Resources

Kansas Tobacco Cessation Help

Maternal Smoking and Mental Health in Kansas


Thank you to our sponsors!

We are grateful to our sponsors, the Kansas Health Foundation and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Tobacco Use Prevention Program, who have made this conference accessible free-of-charge to attendees. Please take a moment to visit our sponsors' websites to learn more about them. 


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This conference is put on by the WSU Community Engagement Institute.

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