Integral Care, in partnership with the University of Houston, has been awarded a 3-year, $1.3 million grant through the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). As part of the Taking Texas Tobacco Free project, the grant will help at least 18 substance use disorder treatment centers in Texas implement a sustainable, multi-component, tobacco-free workplace program.

The mission of Taking Texas Tobacco Free is to promote wellness by reducing tobacco use and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among employees, clients and visitors. This grant follows two other successful CPRIT-funded grant projects with Integral Care and the University of Houston. Through those projects, we helped 22 local mental health authorities in Texas implement sustainable, multi-component tobacco-free workplace programs.