The Elephant in the Room: Non-Smoking Policies: Best Practices Webinar

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10 am to 11:30 am  Rescheduled from November 20, 2019

AHMA Member: $45 • Non-Members: $65

Second hand smoke contains more than 4,000 substances, several of which are known to cause cancer in humans and animals. The benefits of implementing non-smoking policies in affordable housing communities far outweigh the arguments of smokers to be allowed to smoke in their housing unit.
These benefits include the following:
• Promotes better health for low-income residents
• Safer indoor air environment for staff
• Decreased KCHA expenses relative to unit turns
• Risk of fires
• Expensive habit for residents
• It’s the right thing to do

At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:
• Increase their awareness of the health concerns and dangers associated with second hand smoke 
• Enhance their knowledge of the advantages of promoting non-smoking policies in their housing communities. 
• Identify strategies for implementing non-smoking policies best practices.

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Trainer: Ruben Rivera-Jackman

Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, speaker, trainer and nonprofit leadership consultant, has an accomplished 25+ year career as a nonprofit leader, with practical experience in, and solid understanding of, a diverse range of management, program development and service delivery applications. Mr. Rivera-Jackman has a passion for working with, and advocating on behalf of, older adults, and has a natural ability for providing instruction and training for adult learners. In February 2017, Ruben accepted a new opportunity to serve as the new Director of Resident Services for the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), one of the largest non-profit affordable housing providers in the Puget Sound area. SHAG manages 41 LIHTC communities serving over 5,000 older-adult households. He previously served for 12 years as a Senor Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) President’s Award of Excellence. This award is given to a member who, in the opinion of the AASC President, is deserving of recognition for his/her work in the service coordination profession.