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Tobacco Prevention & Education Program (TPEP)
TPEP’s role is to educate and create awareness on the harmful effects of commercial tobacco products. We identify the different types of commercial tobacco products including smoking, smokeless, and devices that are used to deliver nicotine and other harmful additives. We discuss traditional tobacco and how it was used for ceremonial, spiritual and cultural purposes.
We also work on policy implementation and/or revisions in different areas to improve and promote health and wellness throughout the community. TPEP makes ongoing trips to the school throughout the school year and is involved in many events and activities during summer to engage our youth in prevention and education. TPEP provides and promotes resources for tobacco cessation including smoke-free phone apps, build your own quit plan, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), social media pages, and quit kits for those who are interested.
Tobacco-Free Support Group
Thursday from 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM in the Behavioral Health Group Room at the Siletz Community Health Clinic. Contact Corey Strong for more information.
Early Intervention Services and Outreach
There are three key components to Early Intervention Services and Outreach:
- Identifying individuals that do not know their HIV status.
- Testing individuals at high risk.
- Quickly linking people who test positive for HIV to care.