The Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Program focuses on providing tobacco treatment groups for community members, training healthcare professionals and students, and implementing systems change in local healthcare facilities.
Group Quit In a virtual or in-person group setting, tobacco users, tobacco users learn effective ways to quit for good and are offered a support system as they quit together.
Training We provide continuing education and continuing medical education credits to healthcare professionals. Topics covered include: helping patients quit, motivational interviewing, brief interventions, and referring tobacco users to the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Program and other Tobacco Free Florida Quit Your Way Services.
Student Training brings emerging healthcare professionals together to learn skills that will help their future patients quit tobacco. We increase the knowledge and skill level of the future healthcare workforce in treating tobacco dependence through similar education that we offer to licensed health professionals.
Systems Change With our help, local clinics and hospitals implement strategies and make changes in their organization to better support tobacco users. These changes lead to universal, evidence-based interventions that are used throughout the organization with all patients.