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Become a Tobacco Treatment Specialist

The University of Kansas training program prepares diverse healthcare professionals to champion organizational system changes that will enhance equitable access to tobacco treatment and advocate for tobacco prevention and control policies within their organizations and communities.

The program spans 8-weeks, including 6 weeks of asynchronous, self-paced, on-line modules and a one-day in-person (or virtual) skill building and demonstration workshop.

Opportunities for interaction and networking among trainees and faculty are provided throughout the course via regular office hours and discussion boards.

Benefits of completing this program:

  • Complete curriculum on-line, so learning is self-paced and flexible
  • Network with other professionals
  • Join an elite group of tobacco treatment champions
  • Understand the basics of nicotine dependence and why it is so hard to quit
  • Gain skills and knowledge to
    • provide accurate health education
    • motivate tobacco users to quit
    • develop evidence-based treatment plans
    • provide effective follow-up
    • train others to provide tobacco treatment
  • Learn about
    • pharmacotherapy for tobacco cessation
    • cessation medication coverage by private and public insurance plans
    • opportunities for reimbursement
    • additional resources for treating tobacco dependence
    • tailored treatment for diverse populations
    • evidence-based treatment for e-cigarette use (vaping)
  • Understand how to
    • build a tobacco treatment program at your agency
    • integrate tobacco treatment into your practice
    • meet Joint Commission, meaningful use and other regulatory requirements for treating tobacco use and dependence
School of Medicine

Population Health
Mail Stop 1008
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Fax: 913-588-2780