Healthy Homes

A Regional Approach to Community Engagement and Food Access in Underserved Communities

Sarasota and Manatee counties lie within one regional food system in Florida. This presentation demonstrates the value in combining the resources of local county health departments in the execution of a cross-county food assessment and development of a regional food access plan. Attendees will learn how local agencies can collaborate to minimize the impact of workforce and budgetary challenges, leverage community engagement capabilities, and maximize community partner resources in addressing regional food insecurity issues.


Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

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,


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 (


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) Secretary’s Awards for Healthy Homes recognize excellence in healthy housing innovation and achievement in several different categories. The 2017 winners of these awards will be announced and honored at the 2017 NEHA AEC in Grand Rapids, MI.

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



Seeking a Healthy Home Specialist?

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HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes

Award for Healthy HomesThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), announces the annual Secretary’s Awards for Healthy Homes.

These awards recognize excellence in making indoor environments healthier through healthy homes research, education, and through program delivery, especially in diverse, low-to-moderate income communities in three categories: Public and Multifamily Housing; Policy, Education, and Research Innovation; and Cross Program Coordination.

The awards are presented at NEHA's Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition each year.




HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes Winners


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