A major component of this work is training grassroots leaders to provide ongoing education to the community about the health effects of second and third-hand smoke, especially among the most vulnerable populations – children, the elderly and those with heart and/or lung disease. These grassroots leaders are equipped to make presentations to a wide range of constituents and to refer smokers or those who have a smoker in their family to cessation support services. (see videos).
CDTech is engaged with the Smoke Free Apartments LA initiative because it is at the center of why we help engage residents in the process of transforming and revitalizing their communities: to create healthy and vibrant neighborhoods where public spaces, families and small businesses can thrive. We believe there is a critical balance between Economics, Civic Engagement and Community Health.
For more information on Smoke Free LA, please visit their website at www.smokefreeaptsla.org