Capacity Building for Smoking Cessation

Dates: 2008-2009

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Substance Use

JSI was hired by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to provide technical assistance and build the capacity of eight community-based tobacco control programs across Massachusetts to manage and implement free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patch giveaway programs. JSI developed a template to guide community agencies and organizations in planning, promoting, and conducting the programs and provided on-going support throughout the process.