Tailored Nicotine Dependence Treatment Certification programs to meet the needs of your Community
Certification earned and/or attendees in a Nicotine Dependence Treatment program
Certification earned by Health and Human Service providers representing National health care organizations: Nurses, Pharmacists, Medical Assistants, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, etc.
Potential brief interventions per month delivered (Fiscal year 2008-09)
Approximate hits per month recorded on the Online Learning Center (Fiscal year 2008-09)
Programs offered through The University are based on the recommendations of the US Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, along with other evidence-based recommendations of authoritative groups in the field of the treatment of nicotine addiction. Courses are taught by University of Arizona faculty as well as by certified instructors located throughout the United States.
5 Nationally Accredited Programs
- BASIC TOBACCO INTERVENTION SKILLS CERTIFICATION
With adaptations for:
- Medical and Allied Health Professionals
- Native Communities
- Maternal and Child Health
- Spanish Language
- TREATMENT SPECIALIST FOR NICOTINE DEPENDENCE ONLINE CERTIFICATION (Prerequisite)
- TREATMENT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION FOR NICOTINE ADDICTION
- INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION(S)
- INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION
Courses are Accredited for Continuing Education (CEU)/Continuing Medical Education (CME) by:
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Continuing Medical Education (CME)
- Arizona Pharmacy Association as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (ACPE)
- Arizona Society for Respiratory Care (AzSRC), a character affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care
- Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) for continuing nursing education activity. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.
- New Mexico Department of Health – Office of Community Health Workers, Community Health Worker (CHW) Continuing Education Units (CEU)
The expertise of the HealthCare Partnership faculty and staff, along with evidence-based teaching-learning resources and evaluation design, has resulted in external diffusion, replication, and sustainability of The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education Programs.
- CDC Tips From Former Smokers® campaign: the University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education & Certification programs are referenced as a resource for health care professionals.
- CDC Smoking & Tobacco Use Evidence Based Guides for States > Best Practices – Tobacco Where You Live: Native Communities: the University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership is referenced as a resource to support commercial tobacco use treatment in a culturally-focused approach in tribal healthcare settings.
- Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine: the University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership’s Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills for Medical & Allied Health Professionals is approved as a 2-week elective for medical and pharmacy students through the Interprofessional Education (IPE)/Office of Education Improvement.
- State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Division, Tobacco Prevention & Control Section (TPEP): the University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership’s Nicotine Dependence Treatment Continuing Education & Certification Programs are an integral part of TPEP’s cessation strategy focused on Building Capacity, Network Support, and Cessation Support.