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The American Lung Association, Upper Midwest Region, developed and facilitates the Leadership Academy Collaborative, bringing together various health care stakeholders in Minnesota to collaborate on a shared vision to reduce commercial tobacco use among people living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The following areas were identified as strategies that would benefit from further collective action: social norms, delivery, policy


This guide was developed by the Delivery Action Team as a Minnesota-based resource designed by and for agencies and systems serving people with mental illness and substance use disorders to treat tobacco use. Materials are intended for administrators and direct service providers but may also be appropriate for primary care and other health care providers.