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Tobacco Cessation

Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation in Public Housing Community Health Centers: Beyond Policy Adoption and Implementation
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Recording | Slides
On December 5, 2016, HUD published a final rule requiring all Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) administering low-income, conventional public housing to initiate a smoke-free policy. The Rule was effective on February 3, 2017 with an 18-month implementation period. Currently, more than 600 PHAs and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) have already voluntarily adopted smoke-free policies, resulting in 228,000 public housing units that are smoke free. Once the Rule has been implemented, another 940,000 public housing units, including more than 500,000 units inhabited by elderly residents and 760,000 units with children, will become smoke free. This learning collaborative offers valuable information on the HUD’s rule implementation, Health Center’s tobacco cessation services, Smoking Cessation best practices from a PHPC grantee, and ALA’s resources. 

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Smoke-free Public Housing Workshop
Monday – Tuesday, September 25 – 26, 2017
Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Program Directors and Tobacco Control Program Managers were invited to participate in a Smoke-free Public Housing Workshop on September 25 and 26, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. This activity was sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Cancer Society (ACS).  The one-and-a-half (1.5) day workshop enhanced the capacity of states to implement a new landmark smoke-free policy aimed at providing a smoke-free environment for public housing residents. Six (6) state teams comprised of representatives from seven (7) organizations were selected to attend the workshop. 

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