Taking Texas Tobacco Free is a comprehensive, evidence-based tobacco-free workplace program that works with the healthcare organizations we partner with to provide continued support and technical assistance to their staff and to the vulnerable populations they serve in their smoking quit attempts. The components involved in our program include providing ongoing educational opportunities and specialized tobacco cessation trainings for staff, guidance on developing and implementing policies, various tobacco-cessation related resources for distribution at facilities, and aiding organizations in their community outreach efforts.
We educate all employees - including clinical providers - within behavioral health care and substance use disorder settings on tobacco dependence and the benefits of quitting.
We provide specialized training to clinicians and prescribers, including Tobacco Treatment Specialist training, Motivational Interviewing, and using pharmacotherapy to treat nicotine dependence within this setting.
Policy Development and Implementation Guidance
We provide examples of tobacco-free campus policies and assist clinics in the creation and implementation of their own.
We provide agencies with education materials, evidence based practice suggestions, and Nicotine Replacement Therapy starter kits for consumers and employees. We are also able to provide custom resources targeted to specific populations, upon request.
We provide education to community members and organizations through trainings and health fairs, and work with centers to be the hub for community action in assisting other local agencies adopt tobacco-free workplace programs.