Air Quality

Making it Work: Healthy Homes Facilitated Discussion

The Healthy Homes & Communities track presenters will assemble as a panel in this session to tie all the learning of the day together. They will discuss how to integrate and apply Healthy Homes concepts such as: National Healthy Housing Strategy, Healthy Homes Rating System, models of Program Management, the Affordable Care Act, and finding novel partnerships and sources of funding. They will draw from their shared experiences and the audience's to answer your questions and help you develop strategies to apply and take actions to help you overcome the barriers you are facing.

Indoor Environmental Quality Complaints to State Health Departments: The Unrecognized Challenge

State health agencies often respond to requests for assistance from businesses, schools, the general public, and government agencies on a variety of issues related to poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ), often in the absence of authority and resources. During this session, we will discuss the implications and need for authority, federal and state resources available, and strategies for state and local health departments to partner with other entities to respond to IEQ complaints.

Air Quality and Asthma: Impacts in Georgia

Environmental factors such as pollutants are asthmas triggers and are major contributors to asthma exacerbations. States must report on a county level for each of the six pollutants in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Ambient Air Quality Standard. Using the results of this study, examine whether children living in non-attainment areas would experience higher asthma morbidity as measured by ER visits and hospitalization discharge rates than children from attainment areas.

 

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

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