White House Features New VA Pilot Program

Dr. Jessica Cook
Dr. Jessica Cook

President Joe Biden announced a new pilot program to increase veteran engagement in tobacco use treatment, and UW-CTRI Director of Veterans Research Dr. Jessica Cook said she’s excited to be involved in the project.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in collaboration with NCI, will conduct a clinical demonstration project to assess how to more effectively engage veterans in tobacco-use treatment programs.

This clinical demonstration project will be implemented in the next year across a subset of clinical resource hubs for veterans. It aims to address the high rates of tobacco use among veterans with mental health disorders and will address gaps in the provision of treatment across facilities.

Check back to this website for updates on this project.

For now, check out this shout-out on the White House website:

White House highlights new VA project to help veterans quit smoking