Training Materials – English

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The China Tobacco Control Fundamentals curriculum consists of five instructor-led modules. Each module covers topics intended to build capacity among participants for reducing the health, social, environmental, and economic burdens of tobacco use in China. These introductory modules are designed for professionals both new to and experienced in tobacco control, and who are interested in increasing their knowledge about the latest issues and practices pertaining to smoke-free cities. These modules offer practical tools and approaches for gaining an understanding of China’s tobacco control problem, program and communications planning, policy development, and program evaluation.

Download Training Materials for a specific module by clicking a dot above or link below.

Module 1: The Big Picture
Module 2: Program Planning
Module 3: Smoke-Free Air Policy Strategies
Module 4: Strategic Communications
Module 5: Evaluation



This training uses a mixture of interactive presentations, large group discussion, learning games, and small group and individual assignments to give participants a well-rounded understanding of tobacco control issues and practices. Trainers will guide discussions to explore some of the most critical problems facing cities, and best practices approaches for addressing them.

Templates and tools are provided to help participants organize efforts with their teams, and case studies are used to help connect concepts to the real world. This forum gives participants with different levels of experience the opportunity to identify specific needs for their cities in a supportive, learning environment.


Each module has a Trainer Guide, Participant Guide, PowerPoint slides, certificates of completion, and a course evaluation.

Trainer Guide

The Trainer Guide is a tool to guide trainers through module presentations. There are two parts of the Trainer Guide: Prepare and Train

This Prepare section describes what a trainer will need to prepare for the training session, namely 1) an explanation of the sections of the module with objectives, 2) the materials required, 3) how to set up, 4) key messages to reinforce throughout the training session, and 5) tasks to complete once session concludes.

The Train section contains narrative and directions for presenting the module to participants. It includes content to be presented, pictures of supporting PowerPoint slides, and any references to resources or activities found in the Participant Guide. The Trainer Guides also include an agenda that may be provided to participants at the beginning of the training.  Agendas are based on general time requirements for the content, discussions, and activities included.

Participant Guide

The Participant Guide contains all the tools, case studies, and activities that will be used during this training session. It also contains copies of the slides. The trainer will reference the Participant Guide throughout the training. Much of the information contained in the guide may also serve as a resource for participants once they are back in the field applying what they have learned.

PowerPoint Slides

Slides provide a visual to help guide the content being presented. For each slide, there is a defined and often interactive discussion led by the trainer. Detailed talking points for each of the slides are included in the Trainer Guide.

Certificate of Completion

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to each participant at the completion of the module.


Each module includes a participant course evaluation, to be completed at the end of the training.  The evaluation covers overall impressions of the training, an assessment of learning objectives, and opportunities for general feedback.

Module Structure and Timing

The content presented in the Trainer Guide is intended for general use. Trainers are encouraged to adjust activities, timing, and examples as needed to better meet the needs of participants. Adjustments may be needed to accommodate larger or smaller group sizes, training facilities, available resources, and time restrictions. Including local examples of laws, initiatives, and descriptions of community engagement may also make the training more relevant and useful to participants. Be prepared to adjust the agenda to allow for, or reduce discussion time for, participants who may be more or less experienced with the content in a given module.

It is recommended that any trainer familiarize him/herself with the content, flow, and activities of the training prior to using the materials. These modules are designed to be “stand alone” and taken in any order, yet specific references are occasionally made to content in other modules. Accordingly, it is recommended that trainers have a general understanding of the content of each of the five modules.

All files have been designed so that the trainer may adjust the slides, agenda, trainer guide, participant guides, and course evaluation as needed. Simply make and save changes to the PowerPoint or Word documents to customize a training that best meets your participants’ needs.


We would like to thank the following people for their commitment to the development of the China Tobacco Control Fundamentals curriculum.


Dr. Jeff Koplan, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator, Global Health Institute – China Tobacco Partnership (GHI – CTP)
Emory University

Pamela Redmon, MPH
Executive Director, Global Health Institute – China Tobacco Partnership (GHI – CTP)
Emory University

Instructional Design

Wendy Kurz Childers, MPH, MA, CHES
Instructional Systems Design Consultant
Emory University

Barbara Brewer Dessommes, MS
Instructional Systems Design Consultant
BBD Learning

Content Expertise

Yixin Duan, MPH
Senior Program Officer, Emory Global Health Institute – China Tobacco Partnership (GHI – CTP)
Emory University

Nancy G. Engler
Consultant, Emory Global Health Institute – China Tobacco Partnership (GHI – CTP)
Emory University

Shuyang Li, MPH
Program Associate, Global Health Institute – China Tobacco Partnership (GHI – CTP)
Emory University

Madeleine Solomon, MPH
Director, Policy and Community Programs
Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

Jacob L. Wood, MDP
Program Manager, Communications and Program Promotions
Global Health Institute – China Tobacco Partnership (GHI – CTP)
Emory University

Chinese Translation

Zongshuan Duan, MPH
Program Associate, Global Health Institute – China Tobacco Partnership (GHI – CTP)
Emory University

Tong Yin, MPH candidate
Graduate Research Assistant, Global Health Institute – China Tobacco Partnership (GHI – CTP)
Emory University

Graphic Design

John Sillesky
Creative Director
Amy Stehlik & Associates

Amy Stehlik
Managing Director
Amy Stehlik & Associates

Lou M. Valcarcel
Web Development Director
Amy Stehlik & Associates