Meeting the Demand for Smoke-Free Housing:
May 21, 2009On Tuesday, June 16, the Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine, in collaboration with the Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine, will be holding a free training regarding smoke-free policy adoption in multi-unit buildings. The training, titled "Meeting the Demand for Smoke-Free Housing," will be held at the Four Points Sheraton in Bangor, Maine, from 1-3:30 p.m.
The training is split into specialized sessions for both health and housing professionals. Attendees will hear from experts in the field, including community outreach workers, public health advocates, housing authority directors and landlords, on their experiences with smoke-free policy change. The goal of this training is to help allied health and housing professionals successfully advocate for and implement effective smoke-free policies in their communities and on their properties.
This is an excellent opportunity for property managers, residential coordinators, other housing professionals, physicians and medical personnel, client advocates, health and asthma educators, public health advocates, code enforcement and local health officers, contractors and developers, lawmakers and others to learn about the health benefits and cost-effectiveness of adopting smoke-free policies in residential settings, and the ease with which such policies can be implemented. The training includes advice about the most effective messaging for advocating for change as well as publicizing the policy once it has been implemented.
To register for the training, or to learn more about smoke-free housing, please visit www.smokefreeforme.org/training.
For free technical assistance in adopting and implementing tobacco-free rental policies in Greater Franklin County, contact Nate Morse at the Healthy Community Coalition at 779-2931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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