CG 20-10282, 211 Call Center Tobacco Cessation Referral Projects

October 1, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The purpose of this Request for Application (RFA) is to fund up to fifteen (15), 2-1-1 Community Information and Referral services (211 Call Centers) to proactively identify and refer eligible callers to the California Smokers’ Helpline (CSH). This project is designed to increase awareness and use of existing free tobacco cessation services among low income individuals, who disproportionately experience high rates of tobacco use. The long-term goals are to accelerate quitting behaviors and significantly reduce tobacco use. The overall efficacy and cost-effectiveness of funding 211 Call Centers to integrate a process into their existing workflow to proactively identify and refer tobacco users and their proxies to the CSH for enrollment in free cessation assistance will be evaluated by CTCP.

An optional Online GoToTraining® Informational Webinar will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., PST*. The webinar will provide information about the RFA along with an overview on how to prepare and submit the application and tips on navigating the Online Tobacco Information System (OTIS). Prospective applicants intending to submit an application are strongly encouraged to participate. The purpose of the Informational Webinar is to provide information about the RFA to potential applicants and an opportunity to pose written questions about preparing and submitting the application. Participants may register for the upcoming webinar here:  Attendee GoTo Training

*Dates and times are tentative.