TCTTAC is the result of a NYC DOHMH partnership with the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) at Columbia Psychiatry and the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc., at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Jill Williams, MD from Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). CPI delivers a wide array of training to increase the competencies of New York’s behavioral health workforce, and implementation supports to ensure the successful application of that training within agencies and organizations. Dr. Williams is the Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at RWJMS, and a known expert in treatment of tobacco use disorder for individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
In addition, we are pleased to add collaboration with NYC Treats Tobacco and NYC Smoke-Free in order to expand our menu of options for implementing and enhancing the treatment of tobacco use disorder at your agency:
- NYC Treats Tobacco (NYCTT), a program funded by the NY State Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Control, works with New York City medical and behavioral health care organizations, particularly those serving patient populations with socio-economic and psychosocial difficulties. NYCTT’s goal is to implement policies and system changes that ensure that all clients are routinely screened for tobacco use and all tobacco users and offered evidence-based treatment for tobacco use.
- NYC Smoke-Free, a program of Public Health Solutions, works to protect the health of New Yorkers through tobacco control policy, advocacy and education. NYCSF partners with community members, legislators, and health advocates to support local efforts to end the devastating tobacco epidemic throughout New York City where close to 1 million residents smoke. NYCSF advocacy efforts serve to foster environments that support the prevention and reduction of tobacco use through the development and reinforcement of tobacco-free norms in communities throughout NYC.