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California Tobacco Control Program

Statewide Training and Technical Assistance Providers


The California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) funds a variety of statewide technical assistance projects to provide highly specialized support to local tobacco control programs working on all kinds of tobacco control issues.  These projects provide direct education and assistance, as well as training to build the capacity of local programs and coalitions.  Training and support provided by these partners contributes greatly to the implementation of tobacco control activities that are evidence-based and protect individuals and communities across the state.  Technical assistance is the engine powering social change across California, from playing a key role in the uptake of a single policy, to facilitating the adoption of hundreds of tobacco control policies statewide.  For more information on CTCP’s technical assistance model, philosophy and successes, click Health Promotion Practice (PDF, New Window). 



Audience Served

Services Provided

California Youth Advocacy Network

Public Health Foundation Enterprises


Established: 1997

Youth advocates, school tobacco use prevention coordinators, local health departments, community-based organizations, youth coalition coordinators, colleges and universities, military health professionals, and college health professionals

§  Coordinate a statewide youth coalition and youth board

§  Manuals, sample policies, and campaign materials

§  Technical assistance via telephone, email, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, in-person, and webinar trainings on topics that include: youth and adult partnerships, youth development principles, recruitment and retention, coalition building, development of social media

Center for Tobacco Cessation

University of California, San Diego


Established: 2007

Local health departments, community-based organizations, coalition members, health care providers, and anyone wanting to learn more about tobacco cessation

§  Technical assistance via online and in-person trainings (Topics include development of a comprehensive cessation strategy, evidence-based behavioral treatments, tobacco cessation in special populations, promotional approaches to increasing cessation, and evaluation of cessation programs)

§  Tools and print resources on cessation pharmacotherapy, how to help patients quit, and marketing cessation services

Last modified on: 10/18/2012 7:43 AM