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Tips and Techniques to Support Residents Adapting to the Smoking Ban in Public Housing

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT

Join us for the second session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”

In November 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a final rule requiring local public housing agencies (PHAs) to adopt smoke-free policies for federally-owned housing by July 2018. Smoke-free housing aligns with HUD’s mission to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing for the most vulnerable populations across the country and improve the health outcomes of residents of public housing. This webinar will focus on strategies to support residents adapting to the smoking ban in public housing and highlight resources for both public housing authorities and health centers to engage residents in smoking cessation programming.


  • Thomas Carr, Director of National Policy, American Lung Association
  • Xavier Cachon, Americorp VISTA, Housing Authority of Chester County, Chester, PA
  • Elizabeth Byrne, MA, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Moderator: Kristine Gonnella, Director, Training and Technical Assistance, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Archived Webinar Video

Webinar: View on YouTube.

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