Delivering Tobacco Cessation Through Community Health Workers: Curriculum and Training Considerations. Academic Article uri icon


  • Texas faces unique barriers in health status and risk behaviors such as smoking. To address tobacco use, community health workers (CHWs) are a resource for disseminating education among a population. To promote smoking cessation in Texas, there is a need for the development of a smoking cessation training program for CHWs. The National Community Health Worker Training Center used an approach with CHWs to develop a curriculum. From the curriculum development and with feedback from CHWs, 4 training courses were produced: online and in person, and in English and Spanish. The curriculum meets a need that disseminates smoking cessation strategies through peer-led, culturally relevant messages.

published proceedings

  • Fam Community Health

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Lautner, S., Garney, W., Nimmons, K., Macareno, B., Harvey, I. S., & Garcia, K.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Lautner, Shelby||Garney, Whitney||Nimmons, Katherine||Macareno, Blanca||Harvey, Idethia Shevon||Garcia, Kristen

publication date

  • July 2019