Tobacco use in people with behavioral health conditions remain two to three times higher than the general population causing premature death and impacting recovery negatively across several domains. Intermediary organizations can provide practical tools, training, and technical assistance to help programs improve capacity to treat tobacco use. This report describes the construction and application of the Tobacco Integration Self-Evaluation Tool (TiSET) for behavioral health programs, a 20-item scale inspired by the DDCMHT and additional content from the Facility Tobacco Policy and Treatment Practices Self-Evaluation tool that one of the study authors (JW) used previously with addiction treatment programs. Completing the TiSET is an important step for behavioral health programs to evaluate their ability to effectively treat people that use tobacco. An important next step is to use those results to facilitate a quality improvement process. We include large agency example illustrating how the TiSET can be applied in real-world practice.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health(social science)
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Behavioral health