School/Community Partnerships

Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)

Tier 1 Grant

State approved Prop. 99 anti-tobacco tax funding through a KCSOS Tobacco Use Provention Education Tier 1 competitive grant for 3 years serves 12 districts in this grant. The focus is on maintaining a tobacco-free campus policy and conducting the California Healthy Kids Survey.

Tier 2 Consortium Project

TUPE Tier 2 is a comprehensive Tobacco-Use Prevention Education project built upon a foundation of almost 20 years of county-wide collaboration with schools, community-based agencies and partners focused on health and effective tobacco use prevention. This provides students in grades 6-12 with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be tobacco-free. Secondarily, the project focuses on the development of Kern County’s next generation of tobacco-free advocates who represent a diverse cross section of our priority populations. KCSOS partners with the American Lung Association in California (ALA) to provide direct cessation support services at targeted sites that do not have a counselor or school nurse or staff trained in cessation.

County Office Technical Assistance & Leadership Funding (CTALF)

KCSOS receives Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) County Office Technical Assistance & Leadership Administration funds to support local school districts to apply for TUPE grants, support tobacco-free campus policies and support administration of the California Healthy Kids Survey.