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Smoke-free Housing: A Guide to Effective Design and Implementation Strategies

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Webinar Recording

 

Presenters:

  • Melissa Sanzaro, Providence Housing Authority

  • Anna Stein, NC Department of Health

  • Rachel RileyHousing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Marty NeeHousing and Urban Development (HUD)

Summary:

This webinar will serve as a continuation of the tobacco cessation series. Residents of low-income communities face issues surrounding tobacco use and increased exposures to substances such as tobacco. Housing authorities under the direction of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development have decided to promote better health among these low-income communities. In order to achieve better health, housing authorities are transitioning to smoke-free housing. This session will outline the current initiative as well as provide strategies and techniques to effectively prepare residents and community members for healthier housing. One particular model in Providence, Rhode Island will demonstrate the role health centers play in providing services and support to smoke-free housing efforts.

 

Objectives:

  • Explain how smoke-free housing benefits communities

  • Identify key stakeholders that should be included in the transition

  • List strategies to design and implement a successful smoke-free housing plan

  • Describe ways to partner with their local housing authority to offer health services

  • Describe smoke-free resources available through HUD programs and initiatives

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