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Using Health Data to Highlight Milestones: A Cookbook for Non-profit Program Managers [PDF - 1.75 MB] (2012)
This is a hands-on document to help public sector and non-profit programs show that the services they provide work. In the area of healthy homes, funders and program participants are interested in knowing whether program interventions will result in measurable improvements in health and well-being. Although programs in Georgia are used throughout this document as examples, the datasets described are available in most states and local areas, and they are often accessible on the Internet.

Safety and Health in Manufactured Structures [PDF - 2.92 MB] (2011)
This report identifies and summarizes safety and health issues in manufactured structures based on a wide expanse of research. The end result is a thorough characterization of health and safety hazards in manufactured structures, along with mitigation strategies and discussions of opportunities for health/ safety enhancements and at-risk populations.

Healthy Homes Manual: Smoke-Free Policies in Multiunit Housing [PDF - 7.35 MB] (2011)
The Healthy Homes Manual for Smoke-Free Policies in Multiunit Housing is designed for state and local Healthy Homes programs that are working to reduce secondhand smoke exposure in multiunit housing. The manual provides field-tested strategies, recommendations, best practices, and tools. The content draws on peer-reviewed research and interviews with practitioners. The manual is intended to frame issues and provide guidance for programs that choose to address smoke-free policies among multiunit housing.

Developing a Healthy Homes Program [PDF - 1.8 MB] (2010)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (HHLPPB) recognizes the need to address housing related issues, includ-ing lead exposure, in a more comprehensive manner. The HHLPPB also recognizes a need to provide guidance to an increasing number of state, tribal, territorial, and local Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs) as they expand into Healthy Homes programs. This guidance seeks to assist CLPPPs—and other agencies involved in health or housing issues—in developing a comprehensive Healthy Homes program.

A Healthy Home for Everyone: The Guide for Families and Individuals [PDF - 6.08 MB] (2010)
The purpose of this booklet is to provide information about the connection between housing and health. You will find action steps for making your home healthy, definitions for words used in the booklet, and a resource section to find more information about a making your home a healthy home.

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes (2009)
This Call to Action presents an overview of issues that contribute to our nation’s unhealthy housing. It also urges a dynamic and coordinated effort to improve housing factors that affect health and describes features that make a house and its surrounding property healthy. A series of mutually supportive and mutually necessary coordinated actions are outlined in this document.

Cover: Healthy Housing Inspection Manual Healthy Housing Inspection Manual
The Healthy Housing Inspection Manual is a model reference tool that takes environmental health, public health, housing, and other professionals through the elements of a holistic home inspection. The manual presents recommendations for a complete assessment that can be modified based on local policies and needs.

Cover: Healthy Housing Reference Manual Healthy Housing Reference Manual
The Healthy Housing Reference Manual provides a comprehensive guide to the relationship among housing construction, housing systems, and health. This edition gives public health and housing professionals the tools necessary to ensure that housing stock is safe, decent, affordable, and healthy for everyone, particularly children and the elderly, who are often most vulnerable and spend more time in the home.

Cover: Integrated Pest Management: Conducting Urban Rodent SurveyIntegrated Pest Management: Conducting Urban Rodent Surveys [PDF - 1.4 MB]
This manual provides public health and housing professionals with comprehensive information for implementing integrated pest management as a systems approach in the management of pests and vectors in urban settings.


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