Fully trained tobacco control staff, coalitions, partners, and grantees are invaluable to any program. TTAC has created an array of trainings in various formats such as self study materials, web-based and distance learning courses, and onsite trainings. TTAC can help with your most perplexing training issues, by providing consulting customized to meet your specific needs. To access TTAC’s trainings:
- Review the training opportunities below. Click on the training titles to get more detailed information.
- Submit a request for training information - via email, completing a Training and Technical Assistance Request Form, or by phone at 404-712-8474.
- TTAC staff will respond promptly to your request, within 2-3 business days.
- TTAC staff will discuss your training requests with you in more detail to determine the best way to meet your needs.
- Based on this communication, TTAC will work with you to establish an appropriate training plan.
|TTAC Trainings||Self Study||Web-based||Onsite||Onsite Training and TA|
|Communities of Excellence Plus|
|Demystifying the World of Public Health Policy|
|Fundamentals of Evaluation|
|Logic Model Essentials|
|Other customized trainings|
Communities of Excellence Plus
A Community of Excellence is a community in which no tobacco use is the norm. Communities of Excellence Plus (CX Plus) is a comprehensive three phase program designed to maximize the strength of resources available within a state by focusing on the local level. CX Plus provides local tobacco control advocates with the tools, techniques, and support to:
- Articulate the components of a local level comprehensive tobacco control program, including CDC-recommended policies
- Identify effective tobacco prevention and control activities to change social norms at the local level
- Assess their local tobacco control efforts in relation to a Community of Excellence
- Develop collaborative, coordinated action plans to strengthen regional or local tobacco control efforts
Demystifying the World of Public Health Policy
This course is taught by policy experts to familiarize public health professionals with how public policy is created to improve public health. Topics are tailored to audience expertise and interests, and will be addressed through facilitated discussion of real world situations in which public health principles are promoted through various forums for policy change. At the end of the session, small groups will create a set of strategies to change policies that are relevant to their public health concerns.
Fundamentals of Evaluation
This course is offered in two formats: a 12-week distance learning program and a two-day onsite version. The web-based course is led by TTAC staff several times a year, while the onsite training is offered upon request.
- Web-based Training – The web-based training provides basic information and applied activities to gain the skills needed to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan. Participants learn about the importance of program evaluation, what to expect from their evaluation efforts, what is involved in an evaluation, and how to develop an evaluation plan. By the end of the course, participants will develop a comprehensive evaluation plan for a program of their choice.
- On-site Training – This two-day in-person version of the Fundamentals of Evaluation training is designed to teach participants how to plan a program evaluation through the use of visual aids, group discussion, examples, and practice.
Logic Model Essentials Web-based Training
This six-week web-based distance learning program begins with a basic introduction to logic models, and includes activities that provide practical experience with developing and using logic models. Participants will learn the purpose and characteristics of logic models, how to develop a logic model, and how to use logic models for planning, evaluation, and education.
This training lays out strategies by which coalitions and organizations can position themselves to be sustainable for the long haul. The workshop prepares participants to address the core of sustainability—developing a winning combination of strategy, planning, leadership, and fundraising—and will show them how to get where they want to be. TTAC also offers shorter stand-alone workshops on individual elements of the training including strategic planning, fundraising, and writing a winning proposal.
Updated and revised in spring 2013, Tobacco 101 is designed to educate public health practitioners and others who want the information and tools necessary to understand tobacco control programs and the strategies used to reduce tobacco use. The full two-day training instructs learners on how to communicate with policy makers and stakeholders using persuasive arguments in favor of tobacco control. The training also covers the elements of comprehensive tobacco control programs, how to locate tobacco-related resources and data, and explains the most effective interventions to reduce tobacco use. As with all other TTAC trainings, this curriculum can be tailored to the client’s individual needs.
Submit a training request
If you feel that TTAC can be of assistance to your program, we invite you to complete and submit a Training and Technical Assistance Request Form, call us at 404-712-8474, or send us an email. Whether your request is basic or complex, we want to assist you. If you are unable to describe your exact requirements at this time, TTAC staff can also help you define those needs. One of our staff members will respond to you promptly, review your request, and determine the next steps.