Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Kicking Off Tobacco Free Parks Initiative!!

As urbanites, all we get to enjoy, when it comes to nature, is a beautiful lawn and nearby tree, if we are lucky, a garden at our home or nearby neighbor’s. In order to really come out from our everyday routine, and have a good whiff of fresh air, there is the public park.  The park is a place, since we were children, that we visited to let out some steam, to jump, to play, to scream! Never do we think about the smoke or… Continue Reading

Education at home … YES with Smoke-Free In-Home Visits!

On March 16, April 24 and April 27, the Center and participants of the Latinas, Tabaco & Cáncer (LTC) group hosted “Smoke-Free Home” visits. These in-home visits consisted of an educational presentation on tobacco related issues, information regarding smoke-free housing, as well as information on the prevention of cigarette-related fires.  LTC participants attended the meetings with neighbors and friends that for the first time were able to get information on the dangers of tobacco and second-hand smoke in their language. One the attendees stated that she had never thought of these issues before… Continue Reading