Training & Technical Assistance

BHCS Tobacco Dependence Treatment Program - provides Clinical Staff Training and Technical Assistance
To support our providers to integrate tobacco dependence treatment into their programs, BHCS has contracted the services of Dr. Gurinder Singh Wadhwa, D.O.,, and Program Manager, Patricia Sanchez, MPH,, staff of the ATOD Tobacco Cessation Training, a Lifelong Medical Care Program. The ATOD staff conduct on-going evidence-based clinical skill-building trainings on how to address and treat tobacco-use dependence, including: basic tobacco education as it pertains to co-occurring conditions, motivational interviewing techniques and tobacco cessation counseling and medication protocols. In-depth on-site training and technical assistance is also available, as well as assistance on tobacco policy implementation. The ATOD staff also provide consultation to BHCS management on how to integrate tobacco interventions into BHCS services.
To schedule an on-site provider visit or training to help with tobacco free policy implementation, please complete this Training Request Form or contact: Patricia Sanchez, Email:, Phone: 510-446-7135 or Fax 510-451-2869

For up-coming skill-building training
See Training Calendar
Tobacco Education and Treatment Resource Materials - For tobacco education and treatment resource materials go to: Tobacco Treatment/References and Resources