Healthy Homes

Implementing a Collaborative Model to Address Home Based Environmental Health Hazards

Do more with less! The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative is an innovative model that uses collaboration to assess and address environmental health hazards in the home efficiently and effectively. Using experience and data from interventions in 4,500 homes, this session will demonstrate how to braid multiple resource streams and leverage non-traditional funding sources. You'll create a map of assets and opportunities for the development of a local model in your own community.

Healthy Homes

NEHA Healthy Homes

Healthy Homes & Communities

The scope of environmental health work includes both indoor and outdoor spaces as well as community planning and design. Environmental health practitioners often work with community planners, policy makers, public health nurses, and building supervisors to ensure that public health is protected, both in their home and outside.

Health Impact Assessments (HIA) is a fast-growing field that helps policy makers make decisions by bringing together scientific data, health expertise and public input to identify the potential—and often overlooked—health effects of proposed new laws, regulations, projects and programs.

Healthy Homes programs focus on the importance of family and children's health within their home. Whether it is radon infiltration of the presence of vectors or other public health pests, creating a living environment that is free from potential irritants and contaminants allows families and children to thrive.


NEHA Partners with HUD for Annual Conference

NEHA is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to bring you the NEHA 2018 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference, June 25–28, 2018, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California.

This joint conference is the nexus for environmental health education, training, networking, and career advancement. By attending you will gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to help solve your organization’s daily and strategic challenges and improve your bottom-line results. You can also earn continuing education (CE) credits to maintain your professional credential(s).

Included within the major environmental health and healthy homes topics are emerging issues such as medical marijuana, the opioid crisis, and workforce management and development.

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HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes

Award for Healthy HomesThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), through its Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), and in partnership with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), is proud to announce its annual HUD Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes.

HUD 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 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.

Purpose of the Award
The awards provide a national platform to showcase results from a range of housing and indoor environmental health programs. The awards highlight some of the nation’s most significant work on the relationship between living environments and resident health, and lays the foundation for future healthy homes work.

Key Dates

  • Online applications open January 11, 2018
  • NEW! Submission deadline is 11:59:59 pm EST, March 15, 2018
  • Applicants will be notified of status beginning May 1, 2018
  • Awards will be presented during the annual awards ceremony at the 2018 NEHA AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference, June 27, 2018 in Anaheim, California

Applicants will need to create a NEHA user account to apply if they are not a NEHA member. If you have questions, please email




2018 Award Online Application


HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes Winners


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