Faculty and staff from the Division of Addiction Psychiatry were in Washington, DC, last week to present at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's meeting of the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health, which comprises 21 members from eight federal agencies, including the United States Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, (pictured, center), who chairs the committee, and five public members. Jill M. Williams, MD, (left), professor and chief of addiction psychiatry, along with Deidre Stenard, (right), a peer counselor with NJ CHOICES, a program of the division, presented during an afternoon session, "Notes From the Fields: Promising Practices." Patricia Dooley Budsock, MA, LPC, CTTS, mental health clinician, also was in attendance.
The meeting was focused on “Behavioral Health and Tobacco Control,” with the goal of identifying federal actions to address disparities in #tobacco use among behavioral health populations. @u.s.surgeongeneral @rutgersu @rutgersbhs #rwjms