The goal of the Tobacco treatment TrAining Network in Crete (TiTAN Crete) is to develop a network of trained primary health care (PHC) providers in Crete, Greece that will integrate treatment of tobacco dependence into daily clinical practice and become champions of tobacco control policy.
TiTAN Crete is a project being conducted as a partnership between the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine at the University of Crete (Crete, Greece) and the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Ottawa, Canada). As part of this two-year project we will undertake to design and deliver a multi-component tobacco treatment training program specifically for use in primary care providers practices in Crete.
The program will adapt a successful intervention program developed by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute for use in Crete. The training program and in-practice supports have been designed to support primary care providers in delivering the latest evidence-based tobacco treatments to their patients who smoke. The effectiveness of the training program will be tested using a pre-post evaluation design. Data collection will occur in all participating practices before implementation of the program and repeated 6-months later to determine effect on the delivery of evidence-based tobacco treatments. The assets created as part of the TiTAN Crete Program will be available for use more broadly in Crete and Greece following the conclusion of the project.
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