ONE Step Colorado
5600 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Ste 100 Greenwood Village, CO
Valerie Steinmetz, Coordinator | Health Promotions
About the Program
The American Lung Association in Colorado’s ONE Step program provides Early Childhood Educators and organizations serving low income parents with training and resources on Asthma and Secondhand Smoke (SHS). Using health focused messaging about removing asthma triggers and environmental tobacco (including e-cigarette) smoke from their homes, this program will equip ECEs with the knowledge and confidence to educate parents about the dangers of Secondhand Smoke and how protecting their child’s health can be achieved in ONE Step.
AVAILABLE NOW IN AN ONLINE TRAINING PLATFORM!
ONE Step training is available in-person and online!
- Schedule a free in-person training by emailing ONEStepColorado@lung.org.
- To take the online training, click HERE. Scroll down to “I am a new user” and click “New user registration,” complete the new user registration fields and begin your training, right away.
ONE Step training educates Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and organizations serving low-income parents about the harms and common misconceptions of environmental aerosols from electronic smoking devices, tobacco, and marijuana smoke, and the basics of asthma management, asthma triggers and ways to reduce asthma triggers.
Trainees will also learn how to communicate with parents in a non-threatening, health-focused way about how they can protect their children from secondhand smoke in organization and home settings.
The benefits of this training include:
- Gaining the knowledge and confidence to talk with parents about the effects of secondhand smoke
- Understanding the importance of maintaining a home free of tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke, and aerosol from electronic smoking devices (ESDs)
- Encouraging “no smoking” policies and practices in air shared by children
- Learning about cessation resources available to Coloradans
If you’d like information right now about these topics, check out the new RaiseSmokeFreeKids.com website, which houses all of this information.
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