The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership will host its first annual meeting on Thursday June 4, 2015 from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown, Maryland. The meeting is only one month away – Register to save your seat now!
This meeting will be an opportunity for participants to network, learn from experts on the local health priority areas and to receive updates on coalition-wide business.
Spotlight – Tobacco Free Living
Kathleen Hoke, JD, Law School Professor and Director, Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy
The rapid rise in use of electronic nicotine delivery devices, or e-cigarettes has generated questions and concerns in communities nationwide. This session will provide an overview on e-cigarettes, current and anticipated regulations, and opportunities for local action.
Kathleen Hoke, JD, is a Law School Professor and Director of the Network for Public Health Law, Eastern Region and the Center for Tobacco Regulation at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Hoke provides technical legal assistance to Maryland state and local health officials, legislators, and organizations working in the development of public health policy and tobacco control. Recent work has focused on the regulation of cigars and the development of sound policies to create smoke-free multi-unit housing.
Additional Forum Topics:
- The Partnership and Local Health Improvement Planning
- Access to Care
- Behavioral Health
- Healthy Eating & Active Living
Join us after the event for an optional Social Hour at the Oldetowne Pub in Leonardtown!