Free Training and Technical Assistance Opportunity

August 18, 2023

Free Training and Technical Assistance Opportunity

You are invited to join the Primary Care Tobacco Cessation Health Systems Change Community of Practice (CoP). This is a great opportunity to receive free training and technical assistance to advance your tobacco cessation practices for individuals suffering from health conditions exacerbated by tobacco/nicotine use. The CoP is supported in partnership by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Missouri Primary Care Association.

Whether your organization is starting to consider implementing tobacco use disorder (TUD) and nicotine-free policies or you want to continue integrating TUD into standard care, this CoP may be an excellent fit.  As a participant, you will receive support and training to meet the individualized needs of your organization.  National TUD and health systems change experts from the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine will facilitate a peer learning environment where you will have the opportunity to set goals, share ideas, and overcome barriers with your peers from other Missouri primary care organizations.

This CoP is a low-burden opportunity for your organization to address TUD and assist many of your patients with improving their health.

  • It is anticipated that the CoP will consist of about 2-3 hours of monthly activity.
  • The CoP will begin in early September with an Introduction Webinar on August 30th, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    • Register for Introduction Webinar Here

Space is limited. To confirm your agency’s participation in the 2023 Primary Care Tobacco Cessation Health Systems Change Community of Practice (CoP), or for additional follow-up questions, please contact Valerie Howard at or (573) 522-28245 by August 8, 2023.

DHSS and MPCA, looks forward to further supporting you to enhance your agency’s tobacco control practices through this CoP opportunity.