Staff Training and Tobacco Treatment Integration

Tobacco Control Policy and Treatment Technical Assistance, Capacity-Building, and Training Programs

Tobacco, Nicotine and Health (Beginner to Advanced) - Our staff can provide interactive sessions about the general health impacts of tobacco and nicotine (and what is known about e-cig and vaping) as well as advanced pharmacology and treatment research. We work with all audiences: youth, teens, college students, employers, academics and researchers, medical and public health professionals, and governemnt representatives. We can also provide print materials, pdfs, 1-800-QuitNow cards and brochures, and Young Lungs at Play and Smoke-Free Housing toolkits. Please contact us to learn about how we can customize materials or trianing for you.

Quitting Smoking Education and Training - Our team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, public health professionals, and counselors can provide your patients and or your staff with the most recent treatment research outcomes (how best to quit smoking, for various populations), inform them about existing local programs, nicotine replacement and medication best practices and interactions, relapse risk factors, and how to easily integrate tobacco treatment into your existing services. We want to hear from you!

Tobacco-Free Recovery and Behavioral Health Initiative - Treating tobacco dependence in substance use rehabilitation and behavioral health treatment settings can improve outcomes on all fronts. Our education and training programs provide staff and or patients with the current biological and behavioral (basics or in-depth) research of nicotine dependence and mental health, and best practices for quitting smoking. We also offer guidance for clinical integration of tobacco treatment, nicotine replacement, brief counseling sessions, quit line referrals into your existing workflow. 

Trainings History: Coming Soon

SEPA Wellness Coalition Meetings are collaborative learning activities (free continuing education credits are available) led by field-leaders (MD, PhD, RN, MS, MPH-level speakers) in areas within and outside tobacco dependence treatment including health disparities, mental and behavioral health, LGBT health, access to care and services, prevention, wellness, healthy behaviors, chronic disease management, physical activity, nutrition, and more. Coalition meetings and workgroup meetings take place throughout the year. Visit the SEPA Coalition on Facebook or contact us for more information.

Advocacy Institute is a youth training program designed to empower participants and community stakeholders to create sustainable change. Through a five-phase framework that builds from the diffusion of innovation and empowerment theories, we teach participants the "how-to" of making public health policy that responds to community needs.

The curriculum blends classroom learning with observation and application of lessons in the community. Through the Institute, participants learn about health concepts and the issues that impact health, as well as the policy-development and legislative process. Armed with this knowledge, participants have the opportunity to apply lessons by developing and implementing a project that addresses a health issue that is important in their community. Contact our lead AI coordinator or visit AI on Facebook or Twitter.

LGBT Health Disparities - Members of the LGBT community experience drastically higher rates of tobacco use and related negative health outcomes. LGBT partnerships, outreach, education, and health care trainings are offered through the SEPA Tobacco Control Project. Please contact us if you would like printed or web information, a presentation or have an idea for an event or group! Our partners in health:

Merchant Education - Details coming soon.


SEPA Wellness Coalition Meeting Slides

Coalition Meeting Slides December 2016

Tobacco Dependence Treatment Provider Trainings

Coming soon:

Risk Factors for Smoking Relapse - Presenter: Sean McCormick, PhD, MS, CTTS-M

EAGLES Trials - Safety of Chantix Varenacline - Dr. Frank Leone - Penn Medicine

PHMC Research and Evaluation: Factors Related to Quit Rates and Successful Regional Programming