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CG 18-10137 Initiative to Reduce Tobacco-Related Disparities at Residential Behavioral Health Facilities

Closed (2018-08-21)

The California Department of Public Health intends to award grants to the following applicants for Request for Applications 18-10137, Initiative to Reduce Tobacco-Related Disparities at Residential Behavioral Health Facilities:

1. Alcoholism Center for Women, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA

2. Champions Recovery Alternative Program Services – Hanford, CA

3. Epidaurus DBA Amity Foundation: Los Angeles, CA

4. Fred Brown’s Recovery Services, Inc.: San Pedro, CA

5. Janus of Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz, CA

6. Yolo Wayfarer Center dba Fourth and Hope: Woodland, CA

The purpose of this Request for Application (RFA) is to fund up to 15 Wellness Quality Improvement Projects (QIP) to reduce tobacco use and promote wellness policies and activities among people with substance use disorders and mental illness in local community residential behavioral health facilities such as alcohol and drug treatment programs, mental health treatment programs, and other health or social service agencies through the adoption and implementation of tobacco-free campus policies and the implementation of evidence based nicotine addiction treatment. The Wellness QIP seeks to reduce tobacco-related disparities in behavioral health settings through participation in specialized training and technical assistance for tobacco policy, system, and environmental change, paired with the promotion of other wellness approaches such as increasing exercise breaks, improving access to healthy foods, and promoting socialization and activities for wellbeing.

Applications must address the following priority areas: 1) Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, Tobacco Smoke Residue, Tobacco Waste, and Other Tobacco Products; and 2) Promote Tobacco Cessation.