About the Program
In this study, we propose to create, disseminate, and implement a TTTF evidence-based tobacco control training curriculum that will facilitate long-term, competent, center-led delivery of staff and clinician education about evidence-based practices (EBPs) for tobacco control in these settings. The TTTF curriculum will be delivered through new employee, annual, and in-service training events, which will ensure that embedded expertise on EBPs for tobacco control is not jeopardized over time through staff turnover.
The overall goal is to increase the reach and effectiveness of TTTF through the development of a curriculum and training program for behavioral health treatment setting program champions that, through its dissemination and implementation, will facilitate and increase the delivery of ongoing center-led education about EBPs for tobacco control into the foreseeable future.
To assist in the delivery of these tobacco control trainings, TTTF will be tailoring a variety of resources to best meet the needs of behavioral health centers, which will be posted on our website once finalized. To keep up to date on the development of these resources, you can sign up for our quarterly TTTF Newsletter below.
Partnering With Us
Since 2014, TTTF has assisted 23 Local Mental Health Authorities, 18 standalone substance use treatment centers, and 9 community agencies to implement tobacco-free workplace programs and/or begin providing tobacco treatment resources to the people they serve and employ.
TTTF has trained over 11,000 mental health and substance use treatment counselors on treating tobacco dependence and has provided over 30,000 individual boxes of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to centers in our projects. We have developed an extensive online library of print materials, videos, and practical, step-by-step implementation guides to assist behavioral health and substance use treatment centers to help people break their addiction to tobacco.
In addition, all of these services are 100% free to participating centers.
It would not be possible to achieve the results mentioned above without developing strong working relationships with our community partners, built on a shared commitment to providing high quality, evidence-based treatment services to the people we serve.
TTTF realizes that no two centers are the same and that even individual clinics within a center have unique characteristics, challenges, and specific populations being served. TTTF works collaboratively with each center to identify their various needs and develop strategies to tailor program implementation to specific centers. It is through this collaborative approach that TTTF has been able to assist approximately 50 organizations, comprising hundreds of individual clinics, in effectively addressing tobacco dependence and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.