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  • TOBACCO POLICY PLANNING: It’s more than “Going Tobacco-Free”

  • Friday, March 25, 2016, 9:30 am to noon, Venue: CommuniCare Inc., 85 Willow Street, Building A, Suite 3, New Haven, CT 06511

    This two-hour course will explore the processes and tools to successfully explore your agency’s climate on tobacco and implement a policy change successfully. Participants will:-

    • Broaden their understanding of the effects of tobacco on their agency and community;
    • Learn the steps needed to successfully more from a culture that condones tobacco use to one that addresses it;
    • Identify your path to a successful policy and culture change surrounding tobacco.

    Learn more and register online


  • Friday, May 27, 2016, 9:30 am to 12:30pm: Venue: CommuniCare, Inc., 85 Willow Street, Building A, Suite 3, New Haven, CT 06511

    This two and a half hour course is for treatment providers and will explore the integration of tobacco treatment into general practice.

    • Learn about how to best screen and assess for tobacco use disorder;
    • Identify strategies for effective and efficient treatment;
    • Explore effective treatment medications.

    Learn more and register online

  • In the News

  • CommuniCare’s Program Director Invited to Present at the National Conference on Behavioral Health

  • Following his participation in the Tobacco And Cancer Control Community of Practice through the National Council on Behavioral Health, John O’Rourke has been invited to present on Tobacco Policy changes as part of a panel entitled “Get the 4-1-1; Integrating Cancer and Tobacco Control and Prevention into CBHO’s at the National Conference on Behavioral Health in Las Vegas, NV from March 7 – 9, 2016. As part of this presentation, John will be outlining best practices in working toward developing Tobacco Policy to improve the health and wellness of behavioral health communities.

  • What is CommuniCare?

    Our mission is to build comprehensive coordinated and efficient integrated health care services across our sponsoring agencies and communities.

    Our purpose is to. . .
    • Develop partnerships to benefit sponsoring agencies and the community;
    • Increase geographic reach of clients served through collaborative efforts with partner organizations;
    • Assist partner agencies to grow their viability in an increasingly competitive marketplace;
    • Provide a range of administrative and programmatic services to not-for-profit and healthcare organizations including project management, training and education, and solutions to increase efficiency and streamline operations.

  • Programs & Services

  • Community Support for Families (CSF) Learn More

    Primary Care Integration (HMSR) Primary Care Learn More

    Latino Behavioral Health System (LBHS) Learn More

    South Central Crisis Service (SCCS) Learn More

    Connecticut Specialized Tobacco Use Cessation Program Tobacco Cessation Learn More

  • Service Area

    CommuniCare agency services are primarily provided for the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, West Haven, and Woodbridge. Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services for adults assures a rapid response to all citizens. Combined, the communities served by CommuniCare cover a population of more than 320,000 individuals.