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National Council webinars present experts on key mental health and addictions topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.

Webinars are offered in the following tracks:

  • Addiction Disorders
  • Clinical Practice Improvement
  • Workforce Development
  • Compliance
  • Integration
  • Health Reform & Other Delivery/Payment System Changes
  • Trauma-informed Behavioral Health
  • Health IT & Treatment Technologies


Create a Culture of Wellness to Support Health Behavior Change
Date: Monday, Apr 21, 2014,  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Presenters: Joan Kenerson King RN, MSN, CS; Rita Patel MPH, CPA

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Having integrated primary and behavioral healthcare services available doesn’t automatically impact outcomes. Access to appropriate, coordinated care is key to improved health, but won’t get us all the way there.  Change happens when the culture of your organization reflects one of wellness and whole health.

How do you make that shift happen? Join this webinar to hear how providers are building a culture of wellness based on a stages of change approach.  and will give one organization’s experience as an example of how to create a different organizational culture.


  1. Understand the connection between developing a culture of wellness and supporting health behavior change
  2. Learn the stages of change approach
  3. Two potential strategies to begin the creation of a culture of wellness


Ending Tobacco Use in Criminal Justice Settings
Date: Thursday, Apr 24, 2014,  2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Presenters: Chad D. Morris, PhD, University of Colorado Denver Department of Psychiatry and Brenda Howard, Cessation Section Chief, Arkansas Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

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People involved in the criminal justice system have not been targets for tobacco cessation interventions, yet smoking is attributable to 3 of the top 5 causes of death in state prisons and county jails. Close to 50% of incarcerated individuals have a diagnosable mental illness, and almost 80% have a substance use disorder.

Want to be a part of changing these statistics? Get the latest data on this population to frame your case for why state- and community-level efforts should target cessation and wellness services. Then learn how Arkansas’ Department of Health took steps to engage correctional systems of care, public health, and community-based health providers to work together to address these wellness gaps.


  1. Know the economic and health implications for tobacco use among the criminal justice population
  2. Peer-to-peer models can effectively impact tobacco use rates among the criminal justice and behavioral health populations.
  3. Learn one model to implementing a state-wide effort to address tobacco use in the criminal justice and behavioral health populations.
  4. Understand how community behavioral health providers can play a key role in providing cessation and wellness services for the criminal justice population.


Watch this page for topics, dates, and registration. Go to our Webinar Archive for recordings and PowerPoint presentations from past National Council LIVE webinars.

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Attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people that join. So please sign in early to ensure your seat for the live event. A free audio recording and Powerpoint will be available after the live event concludes.

How Do I Participate in National Council LIVE Webinars?

Registration is required for each webinar. Upon registering, you will receive email confirmation with webinar access information. Please register using the email of the person who will attend the webinar as the access information is unique and cannot be shared or forwarded. If multiple persons from your organization plan to attend the webinar from different computers, each person must register separately.

At the time of the webinar, you will need Internet access to view the presentation on your computer monitor and listen to the presenters through your computer speakers. We recommend that you log in at least 15 minutes prior to event time. You may also dial into a phone line to access the audio. During the presentation, you can send in questions for the speaker using the dialog box on the right of your webinar window.

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A recording and the PowerPoint will be be posted within 48 hours AFTER the event.

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