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FIT Tobacco Treatment Modules win 

Communicator Award 


We are pleased to announce that, from over 6000 entries, the FIT tobacco treatment modules have earned an Interactive Communicator Award of Distinction. The "Communicator Awards" program is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.

Developed by the Center for Practice Innovations in partnership with the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene (RFMH), the Fund for Public Health in New York and Allen Communications, the training modules provide mental health professionals, psychiatrists, and psychiatric prescribers with up-to-date, evidence-based information and clinical skills to motivate and assist people with reducing tobacco use in order to improve their health and enhance their recovery.

"Evidence supports that tobacco dependence treatment for people with serious mental illness is most effective when provided in an integrated fashion by mental health professionals," said Gregory A. Miller, MD, MBA, Medical Director of Adult Services at NYS OMH. "These new training modules deliver engaging, industry-leading instructional design that train mental health professionals in just such a model."