Outreach Specialist Trains Behavioral Health Providers on Treating Tobacco Use

Allison Gorrilla

UW-CTRI Regional Outreach Specialist Allison Gorrilla presented to behavioral health professionals at Bell Therapy in January on how and why to treat tobacco use, including the Bucket Approach. “Following the training, I had a good discussion with the director of nursing and a nurse practitioner,” Gorrilla said. “They are very interested in doing more and talked about what it would take for the agency to adopt a comprehensive policy.” Bell Therapy is planning to pilot a tobacco cessation program at one of their facilities. Gorrilla and UW-CTRI Researcher Bruce Christiansen will meet with the Bell Therapy team this month to learn more and assist with next steps.

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