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Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program (TUPE)

The purpose of the TUPE program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping students make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets.

The Contra Costa County Office of Education provides technical assistance to school districts to develop and implement effective, comprehensive tobacco education programs. Training and technical assistance provided includes:

  • TUPE finalTobacco-free schools certification
  • Annual county-wide TUPE Site Coordinator training
  • California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) administration and data sharing training
  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) curriculum trainings for teachers
  • Grant writing support
  • Quarterly district and community partner networking meetings
  • Current research on adolescent ATOD use, as well as effective prevention and intervention strategies

Download the TUPE Program flyer here (PDF)

CourAGE Youth Health Coalition

CourAGE (See Our Advocacy, Generation & Education) Youth Health Coalition is a youth-centered and directed group that plays a leadership role in addressing health-related issues. CourAGE members are in grades 8-12 and represent multiple schools from throughout Contra Costa County. CourAGE members develop skills that empower them to create healthy school and community environments through awareness and advocacy projects.

The application period for the 2015-16 CourAGE group closed on May 1, 2015. Stay tuned for updates about this year's group!

Our e-Newsletter:
Health & Wellness Matters

TUPE eNewsletterThis is our Health & Wellness Matters e-newsletter –
a space to share exciting updates, useful resources and upcoming events regarding comprehensive student health.

We have meetings and trainings planned for the upcoming school year that will provide meaningful opportunities to discuss and share strategies to best meet the physical, mental and emotional health needs of Contra Costa County students.

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Upcoming Events/Trainings

Train-the-Trainer (TOT) –
Vape Pens & Teens: What Educators Need to Know

E-cigarettes, vape pens, e-hookah...whatever you call them, these products have grown in popularity among people of all ages and young people are no exception. In fact, use of e-cigarettes/vape pens tripled among middle and high school students from 2011 to 2013.

This train-the-trainer (TOT) will provide an overview of e-cigarettes/vape pens, adolescent use, tobacco-free schools policies, and prevention strategies. It is geared towards school and community-based organization staff who are interested in increasing their capacity to provide educational presentations and trainings for school staff and students.

When: Monday, December 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Willow Creek Center, Room D-4, 1026 Mohr Ln Concord, CA 94519

Registration: For more information and online registration go to:


Tobacco Free School Certification

Tobacco-free school policies are associated with decreased smoking prevalence among adolescents (Pentz et al., 1989). In addition, everyone – students, school staff, parents, and community members – benefit from reduced exposure to secondhand smoke.

Certified Local Education Agencies

Agency / District Expiration Date
Contra Costa County Office of Education June 30, 2018
Acalanes Union High School District June 30, 2018
Antioch Unified School District June 30, 2017
Brentwood Union School District June 30, 2016
Byron Union School District June 30, 2017
Canyon School District June 30, 2016
John Swett Unified School District June 30, 2016
Knightsen Elementary School District June 30, 2018
Lafayette School District June 30, 2018
Liberty Union High School District June 30, 2016
Manzanita Middle School (Charter) June 30, 2016
Martinez Unified School District June 30, 2018
Moraga School District June 30, 2018
Mt. Diablo Unified School District June 30, 2016
Oakley Union Elementary June 30, 2018
Orinda Union School District June 30, 2018
Pittsburg Unified School District June 30, 2016
San Ramon Valley Unified School District June 30, 2016
Walnut Creek School District June 30, 2018
West Contra Costa Unified School District June 30, 2017



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