Healthy Homes and Environmental Health

Protecting public health from environmental issues doesn't stop at the doorway- both natural and man-made environments can have an impact on public health. Having safe and healthy living and work environment are key to ones health and well-being.  Geographical location, building materials, and pest infestation, can all have a significant impact on residents health. 

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 remediation of childhood lead poisoning. 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


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