The DSHS Community Tobacco Prevention and Control Toolkit
The Texas Department of State Health Services Community Tobacco Prevention and Control Toolkit is a resource to help communities take action to implement comprehensive community-based tobacco prevention and control.
It serves as a framework for navigating the wealth of evidence-based resources and recommendations from the Texas Tobacco Prevention Initiative Pilot Study, National Institute of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Most useful when used in conjunction with onsite training and technical assistance, the toolkit:
- Provides an overview of research-based practice on tobacco use prevention and control
- Increases community capacity to identify and solve local data-based tobacco problems using the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)
- Summarizes evidence-based strategies demonstrated to prevent tobacco use and help current users quit
- Incorporates links to other online training resources such as the University of Kansas Community Tool Box and National Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) primers on the Strategic Prevention Framework.