Tobacco-free Clinton Franklin and Essex and Reality Check work to foster environments supportive of policies that reinforce the tobacco-free norm in communities throughout New York State. This approach to chronic disease prevention utilizes a community-based strategy which includes community education, community mobilization, government policy maker education and advocacy with organizational decision makers in order to create local environments that demand policy change through youth action and community engagement.
The program goals and objectives are focused on four initiatives:
Since 2001, the Champlain Valley Family Center and Tobacco-Free CFE and Reality Check has been working with communities to create healthy places for people to live, work and play.
Denis King obtained his Associates degree from Johnson and Wales University and has been working at CVFC since 2013. Since his employment, Denis has earned his Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC), Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), and Credential Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor-Trainee (CASAC-T). Denis is a trainer for Peer Engagement and Recovery Services in the areas of: Recovery Coach Academy, Ethics in Recovery Coaching, Recovery Coaching in the E.D., SOAR, Peer Supervision, Recovery Basics for Parents, and Professionalism and Recovery Coaching. Denis supervises the Peer Engagement and Recovery Services available through CVFC.