In order to reduce the amount of asthma related hospitalizations   a number of public figures joined the Delaware Housing Authority to kick off the Healthy Homes Initiative. The initiative is supposed to promote Safe Cleaning , asthma awareness, safe cleaning techniques, and pest management. Children were entertained with face painting, refreshments, and the 4-H Club distributed raffle tickets for door prizes. A few public figures who attended include Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen, Delaware Division of Public Health Director Community Health Cassandra Codes-Johnson, Senator Brian Bushweller, and Representative Darryl Scott.