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Vaping ECHO for Education Initiative in Kansas

Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices, or procedures?  Then you are cordially invited to engage with the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) team to engage in a year-long process to learn more about vaping education and best practices for cessation.  



In 2019, the Kansas State Board of Education asked that a task force be formed to assist schools in dealing with e-cigarette/vaping use by students. The E-Cigarette/Vaping Task Force determined the need for a vaping-focused Project ECHO and produced a variety of educational materials, including a comprehensive plan for tobacco-free schools and disciplinary measure recommendations for vaping. 


Benefits For Participating Schools 

  • Participate in a ground-breaking approach to address vaping in schools. 
  • Create a school-centered team approach to address vaping in schools. 
  • Engage in a network of stakeholders committed to reducing vaping in schools. 
  • Increase confidence in schools’ ability to address vaping/tobacco treatment needs of students. 
  • Develop participants’ skills to provide support and referrals for vaping/tobacco treatment. 
  • Virtually access expert advice concerning prevention and vaping/tobacco treatment. 


Participate in the 2024-2025 School Year 

  • The first step is completing the application, which will take approximately 10 minutes: (Vaping ECHO for Education Cohort 4 application). 
  • You will be asked to provide information about your school, participants in the program, and what issues your school is facing. The application requires signatures from the primary contact completing the application, as well as the school principal and superintendent. Schools will be notified of their acceptance on a rolling basis until August. 

Link to webpage for further details here: Vaping ECHO for Education

Posted: Apr 25, 2024,
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