Public Health and Housing Professionals
This section provides information for environmental public health practitioners, public health nurses, housing specialists, and others who plan or perform healthy homes work. Because the healthy homes approach takes a more holistic view of health and safety conditions in homes, healthy homes workers need the knowledge and skills to address multiple ways to improve the home environment.
This section contains links to easily and quickly find healthy homes information. Priority areas include indoor air quality, drinking water safety, pest management and injury prevention. CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program focuses on childhood lead poisoning and other housing-related health hazards.
- CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources.
- The National Healthy Homes Clearinghouse contains publications from federal agencies, peer-reviewed journals, and other resources.
- The Enterprise Community Partners site includes links to hands-on, how-to documents such as Healthy Housing, Healthy Families: Toward a National Agenda for Affordable Healthy Homes.
- This World Health Organization site provides information on studies and research projects on housing and health issues.
- Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies provides U.S. housing information, such as relationships between housing markets and economic, demographic, and social trends.