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Institute for Global Tobacco Control

Educational and Training Programs

The Institute for Global Tobacco Control has been actively involved in developing educational and training programs for tobacco control since its inception, including free online trainings in global tobacco control and in-person leadership and certificate programs on the Johns Hopkins University campus and around the world. Our courses and offerings support the growth of tobacco control advocates globally. 

In a resource-poor country like Nigeria, where we see a number of patients who die from tobacco-related diseases as well as the knowledge gap in tobacco control, it is imperative for physicians to search for relevant information to help our patients.

—Participant, Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals

Online Courses

Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts

Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts is a free online training for tobacco control. It is designed for public health practitioners, researchers, policy makers, healthcare professionals, educators and others interested in learning more about tobacco control.

The training is composed of 69 multimedia lectures organized into 11 modules. The curriculum was developed by faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with internationally recognized experts in the field. The training materials provide a comprehensive overview of a range of topics in tobacco control and are presented in eight languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Participants receive a certificate of completion for each course module they successfully complete. To enroll in the training, please go to: www.globaltobaccocontrol.org

Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals

Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals is a free online course developed collaboratively by faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and globally acclaimed tobacco control advocates in healthcare careers. This course was designed for busy healthcare providers as a time-saving alternative for those who otherwise would not be able to complete our longer tobacco control training. 

This 2.5-hour course contains five lectures, is eligible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, and is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

To enroll in the training, please go to: hp.globaltobaccocontrol.org


Tobacco Control Leadership and Certificate Programs

Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program

This two-week, in-depth training program is focused on building capacity to develop effective tobacco control policy interventions. The program takes place in Baltimore, USA. Participants in this program must be nominated by Bloomberg Initiative partner organizations. Find out more about this program here.

Regional Leadership Programs in Global Tobacco Control

The Institute for Global Tobacco Control collaborates with Bloomberg Initiative partners and local organizations to host tobacco control programs for leaders in key countries around the world. These programs are very similar to the flagship leadership program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Programs have been held in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa, Turkey and Viet Nam. 

Certificate Program in Global Tobacco Control

As part of our effort to develop global tobacco control research capacity, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has developed a certificate program in global tobacco control. The program aims to provide formal education to research scientists, tobacco control professionals, and graduate and post-graduate students to equip them with the technical skills necessary to play key roles in tobacco control efforts.

This program is a rigorous, formal, academic program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Upon completion of the certificate program, participants will receive an official certificate and transcript from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

If you are looking to apply for the program but are not a student at Johns Hopkins University, find out more about this program here.

For Johns Hopkins University students and employees, more information can be found here