Healthy Homes

NEHA Health Homes

According to HUD, a healthy home is “one that is marked not only by the absence of health and safety threats (lead, indoor allergens, radon, carbon monoxide) in the built environment, but also one that nourishes physical, mental, social and environmental wellbeing” (Coalition Report to The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2007, http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/healthyhomes/norton2ppt.pdf).

HUD’s Healthy Homes program was created to “to protect children and their families from housing-related health and safety hazards.” Healthy Homes addresses environmental health issues such as: moldlead, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides, and radon (http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/healthy_homes/hhi).


A Hidden Problem:  Lead-Poisoned Children in the United States

A new study conducted by the California Environmental Health Tracking Program, a program of the Public Health Institute, has found disturbing information on the identification, reporting and remidiation of childhood lead poisoining. Find out how your state ranks here.


HUD Healthy Homes Award

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), through its Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes recognizes excellence in making indoor environments healthier through healthy homes research, education, and program delivery, especially in low-to-moderate income communities. HUD partners with NEHA on this award as both organizations share a common vision to create healthier home environments in the U.S. by working across the health, environment, and housing sectors. Awards are presented at NEHA's Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition.


Radon Data Standardization Webinar

Topics / Featured Speakers:

  • Radon Pilot Project, Michele Monti, MS, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Radon Communications Toolkit, Holly Wilson, MHSE, CHES, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Radon Data Collection in Washington State, Tina Echeverria, PhD, Washington State’s Tracking Portal

LEARN MORE ABOUT NEHA RADON WEBINAR

 


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