Healthy Homes and Environmental Health

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.

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.

HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes

The HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes highlights 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.

  • 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 study conducted by the California Environmental Health Tracking Program has found disturbing information on the identification, reporting and remediation of childhood lead poisoning. Find out how your state ranks here.

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

WEBINAR


Healthy Homes Resources

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