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.

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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.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

In Memoriam

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.

July 10, 2007

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Case in the News

Growth development, but going in reverse

The Plain Dealer, July 10, 2007
Report on a health index used to evaluate the elderly and chronically ill that was created more than 50 years ago by physicians and researchers affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Middle America volunteers most, survey says

USA TODAY, July 9, 2007
Stephen Post, a professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University and author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People, responds to a new report on volunteerism from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Ohioans explore virtual world of Second Life, a new world on computers

Canton Repository, July 8, 2007 (subscription required)
Brian Gray, an engineering librarian from Case Western Reserve University comments about his experiences using the virtual reality world of Second Life.

Higher Ed News

Report suggests steps that lawmakers and colleges can take to help the working poor

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 10, 2007 (subscription required)
A college education is the only ticket out of poverty for many of the country's working poor, but federal policies--and, in some cases, colleges themselves--continue to make it difficult for individuals in that group to earn degrees, according to a report scheduled for release today.

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