Launch Webcast


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh and University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman — together with tobacco policy experts and educational leaders — announced the launch of the national Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, MI.

View the webcast

The Sept. 12 launch event was recorded and can be viewed here. Transcripts of the speakers’ remarks are also available.

Podcast of Interview with Dr. Koh

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh spoke with Jennifer Haubenreiser, President of the American College Health Association, in a radio interview, in which he described his personal history, commitment to health promotion, and the opportunity to protect the health of more than 20 million people on college and university campuses across the nation.

Speakers and panelists

Speakers in order of appearance
Dr. Martin Philbert, Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Dr. Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan
Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jennifer Haubenreiser, moderator, President, American College Health Association, and Director of Health Promotion, Montana State University
Dr. Robert Winfield, Director, University Health Service, and Chief Health Officer, University of Michigan
Paula Staight, Director, Health Promotion, University of Oregon
Ty Patterson, Executive Director, National Center for Tobacco Policy, and former chief student affairs officer for community colleges in Kansas and Missouri
Jonathan Allen, Student Body President, Grambling State University

“Recognizing that 99 percent of people who smoke start using tobacco before the age of 26, HHS partnered with the American College Health Association, the University of Michigan, the Association of Schools of Public Health and Legacy to promote the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative, a movement advocating the voluntary adoption of tobacco-free policies at institutions of higher learning.”
Howard Koh, MD MPH, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, 2009-2014.