Online Program

I'm a non-smoker: Families working together to be healthy

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 1:15 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Allison Wilson, MPH, Healthy Living Alliance, Office Location: Ozarks Regional YMCA, Springfield, MO
Because a lot of students from Robberson Elementary School wanted their parents to quit smoking, Healthy Living Alliance (HLA) coordinated a Freedom from Smoking Class to be held at the school for the neighborhood. HLA worked with partners to provide a healthy meal before the class and nutrition education for the children of the parents in the class. This collaborative model helped increase participation and success rates. This video gives an intimate portrait into some of the participants' lives, and their hard work to be healthier for their families.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies for successful smoking cessation classes. Demonstrate the importance of partner collaboration in providing neighborhood family health classes.

Keyword(s): Tobacco, Community Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked as program coordinator for two years with the Healthy Living Alliance. I have worked on several federally funded grants and interned with the World Health Organization. My current job focuses on convening health partnerships and developing strategies in the areas of policy, nutrition and physical activity, tobacco free and built environment changes. I have presented at several conferences on public health and policy related to tobacco free and farm to school efforts.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.