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The Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) is a dedicated center within the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance. The ultimate purpose of TTAC’s efforts is to develop and support the ability of practitioners in the tobacco control field to grow strong and robust tobacco control programs. This is what we call capacity building.



Highlights of some of TTAC’s current initiatives include:

  • State and local technical assistance and training - We are creating success stories around the country as we help partners and collaborators to achieve their public health goals and make healthier living more accessible.
  • Surveillance and Evaluation Webinar Series - This ongoing series of web-based trainings provides information on evaluation best and promising practices and describes the role of evaluation in tobacco control work. These webinar recordings were designed for state tobacco control surveillance and evaluation staff, but cover topics that are valuable to other public health professionals.
  • Free, downloadable tools - Our free online resources and toolkits have been developed and refined over time by TTAC’s staff and consultants to meet some of the most common needs in the field. TTAC tools and resources address issues like evaluation, collaboration, the basics of tobacco control, and other important topics. TTAC tools are free and downloadable so you can easily share them or use them in your own training activities.
  • TTAC Training News - This e-newsletter provides summaries of major tobacco control news stories and research, as well as upcoming tobacco-related events, funding opportunities, and more.


TTAC was established in 2001 through grants from the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy), and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to provide technical assistance, information resources, and training for state and local tobacco control programs. Our mission is to build capacity within the field to achieve effective tobacco prevention and control programs and policies. Since our inception, TTAC has become a trusted and unique resource to the field by responding to hundreds of requests and providing tailored training and/or technical assistance services across the United States and in the U.S. territories. Click here to learn more.