Development and Dissemination of a Tobacco Cessation Training Program for Healthcare Professionals in Spanish-speaking Countries
Gap: Access to effective tobacco dependence treatment (including both behavioral and pharmacologic therapies) is scarce among low-income countries. There is undoubtable and abundant evidence supporting the efficacy of tobacco cessation training programs and its value and impact at population. This project is responsive to the identified gap of lack of tobacco cessation training programs in Latin American & Caribbean countries. Currently, smoking rates in the Latin American and Caribbean region are high, and previous surveys show that health professionals do not have enough skills to help smokers to quit. In consequence, in absence of trained health professionals, many smokers who visit health care services are under-treated.
Grant Area: The application addresses the GlobalBridges priority to develop new healthcare professional training programs based on evidence and best practice in Low and/or Middle Income Countries.
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