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Community Education

Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine provides community education through the following activities:

  • Academic Detailing: The AHEC Program is working with FSU clinical faculty to improve the identification and treatment of patients who are using tobacco products. The AHEC program has developed an academic detailing model which provides education, resources, and technical assistance in the private practices of FSU clinical faculty. Academic detailing is a university (or non-commercial) educational outreach which involves face-to-face education of physicians by trained health care professionals.
  • Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training: 3-Day Foundation Course: The AHEC Program at the FSU College of Medicine has developed a three day training which provides an in-depth understanding of tobacco dependence as well as the essential science-based treatment tools necessary to help smokers achieve freedom from tobacco use. Additionally, the training offers an optional 4-hour Quit Smoking NOW (QSN) Facilitator training on the fourth day. The training is targeted to health professionals who treat people for tobacco dependence such as health academics, health educators, or others with an interest in tobacco and health. For more information visit the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training page.
  • Dr. Les Beitsch is a lecturer on community health for Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency.