TUPE Network Flowchart

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The purpose of tobacco-use prevention education (TUPE) is to prevent or reduce student tobacco use and nicotine addiction through tobacco-specific, evidence-informed educational instruction and activities that build knowledge, 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. Support provided to local education agencies (LEAs) includes:  

  • Assistance with the tobacco-free school certification process.
  • Provide technical assistance for comprehensive tobacco use prevention education programs, including curriculum, intervention, and youth development.  
  • Support strategies to eliminate tobacco-related disparities within the county.  
  • Encourage and support cessation efforts by students and school staff.  
  • Provide countywide professional development for staff.
  • Assist with planning educational and engagement opportunities for parents and families.  
  • Support California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) administration, data analysis, and communication.
  • Coordinate the countywide TUPE Collaborative for districts, direct-funded charters, and community partners.  

Our County Office TUPE team also provides direct services with students in our County Office programs, including Marchus, Mt. McKinley, and Golden Gate Community Schools.

Contra Costa TUPE Collaborative

Our Contra Costa County TUPE Collaborative includes school staff, students, parents, other agencies, and community organizations and provides ongoing project management of the comprehensive school-based tobacco prevention efforts across the county. The group meets quarterly to discuss current trends, share organizational updates, and hear from experts in the field.

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Members of our TUPE Collaborative include:

  • County Office TUPE program staff
  • District administrators
  • Site-level staff
  • Parents
  • Students
  • Contra Costa Health Services Tobacco Prevention Project staff
  • Community-based organizations
If you are interested in joining our TUPE Collaborative, contact us to be added to our email list and to receive information about upcoming meetings.

2024-25 Upcoming Meeting Dates

September 20, 2024 (in-person)
December 6, 2024 (virtual)
February 7, 2025 (in-person)
May 2, 2025 (virtual)


TUPE Team Members

Email: [email protected]

Program Manager Emily Justice
Curriculum Specialist Tiffani Mason
Intervention Specialist Marissa Frias
Youth Development Specialist Derrick Kirk
Youth Development Specialist Evelynn Marin
Administrative Assistant Leslie Holst
Administrative Assistant Chelsea Nakatani

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Visit the state-level California TUPE Website for the latest news, announcements, resources, and partnerships in Tobacco-Use Prevention Education.  

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