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 Applications

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary’s Awards for Healthy Homes applications are open and recognize excellence in healthy housing innovation and achievement in several different categories. Review eligibility and descriptions of award categories to consider nominating someone in your community. Winners of these awards will be honored at the 2017 NEHA AEC in Grand Rapids, MI. Applications due by 11:59pm, PST,  March 29, 2017. Applications are closed.


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

 


Seeking a Healthy Home Specialist?

Find a NEHA HHS Credential Holder on Your Area 

 


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