Free facilitator training and teaching grants being offered for smoking cessation classes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

On Friday, May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Kentucky Cancer Program will be offering facilitator training in the Sullivan University Pharmacy School for anyone interested in teaching Cooper Clayton smoking cessation classes in the community. This effort is part of a larger effort to help with the huge tobacco use problem we have in Floyd County.

The goal of the Floyd County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition is to see the 13-week Cooper Clayton Method class held in at least 10 sites in Floyd County in 2014. Businesses, churches, organizations, groups and individuals can coordinate and facilitate a class. The kit needed to teach the class costs $200, and the Floyd County Tobacco Coalition has made 10 grants available for interested groups to apply for the kit.

For more information about signing up for free Cooper Clayton Method facilitator training, contact the Kentucky Cancer Program at (502) 852-6318.

For more information on how to apply for a grant to cover the cost of teaching the classes, contact the Healthier Communities Initiative Coordinator at Floyd Memorial Hospital at (812) 981-7291.

About Floyd Memorial

Founded in 1953, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services is a 236-bed, acute care regional healthcare provider with Southern Indiana’s only comprehensive cardiac surgery program. The hospital offers a full continuum of care from inpatient care to rehab services to home healthcare. Services include cardiac surgery, thoracic and vascular services, orthopedics, spine care, wound care, pain management, sleep disorders center, a full range of women’s services including obstetrics, cancer care, diabetic treatment and weight management services. Floyd Memorial is also affiliated with Kleinert Kutz Surgery Center, a free-standing center offering expert care in hand, musculoskeletal, orthopedics, as well as plastic and reconstructive cosmetic surgeries. In 2013, Floyd Memorial was again recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Regional Hospital for the Louisville Metro area – the only Southern Indiana hospital to make the list. And the Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana breast program is the only program in Southern Indiana to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). For more information, visit floydmemorial.com.