Issue 6-25   
                 December 12, 2016 
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Elysse Chay Wageman
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U.S. HUD announces final rule to make public housing smoke-free

All 3,100 public housing agencies in the U.S. will be required to go smoke-free in the next eighteen monthsthanks to a new rule released by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on November 30, 2016. The rule requires that the agencies enact smoke-free policies that apply to all living units, indoor common areas, administrative offices, and outdoor areas within 25 feet of buildings.

City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance coalition partner and Milwaukee Fire Department Deputy, Chief Aaron Lipski, was recently interviewed about the new smoke free public housing ruling, calling it "an enormous boon for public health [and] a boon for fire safety."

NYTD Cohort 1 findings released by the Children's Bureau

The Children's Bureau is pleased to announce the release of a new brief highlighting results from the first cohort of youth who took the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) survey at ages 17, 19 and 21.  These newly released data show that youth aging out of foster care are faring well in some outcome areas but a significant number experience homelessness, early parenthood and lack of medical insurance. By age 21, young people surveyed reported positive gains in many protective factors, yet there is evidence that current and former foster youth continue to face challenges that can be barriers to adult independence. The full brief can be found on the Children's Bureau website.
Ruling on smokeless tobacco! 
On November 22nd, the City of  Milwaukee Common Council voted to 
#knocktobaccooutofthepark!  Smokeless tobacco will be prohibited at all city sports venues, including Miller Park Stadium.

The Community Advocates Public Policy Institute and the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance thank Alderman Michael Murphy and the City of Milwaukee Common Council for their commitment to public health and youth development. Additionally, we thank all of our coalition partners for the support and education they've provided, including the following:

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc,  American Heart Association,  American Lung Association in Wisconsin,  City of Milwaukee Health Department,  Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin,  National Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,  Neu-Life Community Development,  Starting Point, Inc.,  University of Wisconsin-Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention,  Tobacco-Free Suburban Milwaukee & Ozaukee Counties,  Wisconsin African-American Tobacco Network,  Wisconsin Dental Association,  Wisconsin Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Prevention Network,  Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition,  Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Poverty Network. 

Have you heard of Progressive Community Health Centers?
Since 1999, Progressive Community Health Centers has provided high quality, comprehensive care primarily
to underserved and uninsured populations in Milwaukee's central city. As a thriving, trusted focal point in the  community, we work to build neighborhoo d assets and eliminate health disparities by offering medical, dental, integrated behavioral health and social services. Financial counselors are available at all clinic locations to help patients with financial assistance and benefits enrollment. We also partner with Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin when medical needs are more complex, referring patients to some of the most skilled doctors in the area.
Financial Literacy Month
December 13 & 27th, 6:30pm
Milwaukee, WI

Throughout the month, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center's youth and parents will have the opportunity receive resources around credit building and repair, home ownership, savings accounts for children, and more. The December 13th event is on Conversation Credit and the December 27th event is on Banking. If parents attend both events, they will earn a gift card!
BHD Northside Facility Community Conversations
Milwaukee, WI

The conversation will be guided by Pastor Darryl Seay, M.S. The dates and locations are:

Teens Grow Greens

Teens Grow Greens is doubling its internship class in 2017 and that means we need your help. We are looking for 14 to 17 year olds that are looking to improve themselves and their community. More information available online.
Substance Abuse Treatment Services Coordinator
Department of Human Services

The Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery is recruiting for the position of Substance Abuse Treatment Services Coordinator. Applications are due Dec. 15. More information available online.

Various positions
Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc.

Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc. is hiring for a number of positions, including two therapist positions. More information can be found online.
Peer Specialists
La Causa, Inc.

La Causa, Inc. is recruiting for a number of positions, including Peer Specialists. More information available online.
Open Society Community Youth

The Open Society Foundations' Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Human Rights Initiative and the Open Places Initiative, seeks applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships. Fellows are awarded $60,000 for full-time, 18-month projects (prorated for part-time or 12-month projects). More information available online.

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