The goal of the Beijing TTS Training was to train smoking cessation counselors and program managers to help smokers quit throughout China. The intensive 5-day training was held in partnership with China CDC, in Beijing, from October 20-24, and included 45 trainees from 15 Chinese provinces.
Twenty-one trainees worked for the Chinese public health hotline 12320, with six of these individuals based in Beijing. Three trainees traveled from Shijiazhuang 12320 in Hebei province, and there were two trainees from each of Guangzhou in Guangdong province, Changchun in Jilin province, Wuhan in Hubei province, Xining in Qinghai province, and Shanghai. Individual representatives of 12320 from Changsha in Hunan province and Jiangxi province also attended.
The other 24 participants represented various healthcare and educational organizations from across the country, including ThinkTank Research Center for Health Development (3 trainees) and the Institute of Medical Sciences/Oncology Hospital, both in Beijing (2 trainees). Individuals representing cities not already represented by 12320 personnel were from:
- Anshan, Liaoning province (2 trainees)
- Qinhuangdao, Hebei province (2)
- Tianjin, Tianjin province (2)
- Xi’an, Shaanxi province (2)
- Hangzhou, Zhejiang province (1)
- Kunming, Yunnan province (1)
- Lanzhou, Gansu province (1)
- Nanchang, Jiangxi province (1)
- Shenyang, Liaoning province (1)
- Xuanwei, Yunnan province (1)
A full evaluation report of the Beijing TTS Training is available here.