Hud, HHS Partner with Health Community to Annnounce New Smoke-Free Housing Toolkits

MEDIA ADVISORY

(June 15, 2012)

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing Sandra Henriquez is joining with, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh, the American Lung Association President and CEO Charles D. Connor, and the American Academy of Pediatrics President Dr. Robert W. Block to host a media conference call Tuesday, June 19th at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) to announce the new Smoke-Free Housing Toolkits that multi-family housing managers/owners, including public housing authorities, and residents can use to help create healthier housing.

This briefing is reserved for members of the working media only. Reporters interested in participating in this conference call are asked to call (800) 288-9626 no later than 3:25 p.m. EDT. The conference call ID number is 251819.

WHO:

  • Sandra Henriquez, HUD Assistant Secretary
  • Howard K. Koh, M.D., HHS Assistant Secretary for Health
  • President and CEO Charles D. Connor, American Lung Association
  • Robert W. Block, M.D, FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Donnell Brown, Chief Housing Officer, Norfolk (Va.) Redevelopment and Housing Authority

WHAT:

Media conference call to announce Smoke-Free Housing Toolkit

WHEN:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. EDT

HOW:

Reporters are asked to call (800) 288-9626 no later than 3:25 p.m. EDT. Conference ID No. is 251819.

For more information, contact Shantae Goodloe in HUD’s Office of Public Affairs at 202-708-0685 or via email at Shantae.goodloe@hud.gov.