Efforts to Stop Smoking Target Mental Health Agencies
Behavioral health staff members who need to take a smoke break might have some relief from their tobacco habits as they start tobacco cessation programs along with their mental health and substance abuse clients.
The Center for Evidence Based Practices, a joint program of Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Science and the psychiatry department at the School of Medicine, have received a grant to design and implement tobacco cessation programs that target clients and staffs at behavioral health agencies.
The $517,000 grant for fiscal year 2007-08 through Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation funds to the Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services is expected to reach up to 15 agencies over the next year as the state implements programs that focus on health and well-being.
"Smoking is a major health problem, and it impacts recovery for substance abusers and mental health clients," said Lenore Kola, co-director at the center. She is working with the center's co-director Robert Ronis, the Douglas Lenkoski Professor and interim chair of the psychiatry department. Read more.
The Center for Community Partnerships is pleased to provide its monthly update of items of interest and upcoming events in the community. Learn more.
Join colleagues and friends each Wednesday on the east Crawford Hall patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Campus Summer Barbecues. This week: California Barbecue, assorted salads, dessert and a beverage. Price is $7.50 cash or CaseCash. Rain site: Tomlinson Marketplace. Music by Will Bowen on acoustic guitar. Health information, sample smoothies and chair massages provided by 1-2-1 Fitness Center. Refer to the Summer Session Web site for details.
For Faculty & Staff
Join the Weatherhead School of Management for a Case Employee open house and lunch from noon to 1 p.m., July 12 in the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 103. The open house will feature information on the Part-Time M.B.A. and specialized programs that have been recently approved for tuition waiver: Executive Doctor of Management, Executive M.B.A. (E.M.B.A.) and the Master for Positive Organizational Development and Change (M.P.O.D.). Come learn if one of these programs is right for you. Registration is required.
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Be sure to stop by the Hovorka Atrium from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today for the farewell reception honoring Provost and Vice President John Anderson, who has accepted a position at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. The Hovorka Atrium is inside of the Agnar Pytte Center for Science Education and Research, just south of Adelbert Hall. For details, send e-mail to Jane Howarth.
Enjoy free concerts by young musicians involved in Encore School for Strings, a program of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Students will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 12 at Western Reserve Academy Chapel. Features works by Vitali, Barber and more.
Lois Wyse (CLC EX '45, FSM EX '48), 80, an advertising executive whose love of words yielded a famous slogan and more than 65 books, died July 6 at her home in Manhattan. When Wyse Advertising, the agency that she founded with her first husband, Marc, won the J. M. Smucker Company account, it was Ms. Wyse who came up with the line, still used today, "With a name like Smucker's, it has to be good." She attended Case Western Reserve University's former schools, Cleveland College and Flora Stone Mather College. Read the full obituary.