Building Environment – This section from Emergency and Terrorism Preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners (ETP) provides resources on protecting building environments as well as general links on improving indoor air quality.
CDC and HUD to Release an Updated Housing Inspection Manual—The Healthy Housing Reference Manual [PDF - 191 KB] – discusses revision of CDC’s 30-year-old Basic Housing Inspection manual and its release as the Healthy Housing Reference Manual. This is one in a series of monthly Environmental Health Services Branch columns in the Journal of Environmental Health.
CDC Healthy Homes Initiative – coordinated, comprehensive, and holistic approach to preventing diseases and injuries that result from housing-related hazards and deficiencies
CDC Healthy Homes Web site – leads you through rooms in your home and provides tips for preventing hazards
Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) – a comprehensive online/on-demand package of courses for environmental public health practitioners including a module on housing sanitation and safety
Healthy Housing Inspection Manual – introduces the elements of an all-inclusive home inspection
Healthy Housing Reference Manual – revision provides information on the impact of housing on health and safety
Reports by Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (EPHLI) Graduates
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Links to information from outside CDC
Healthy Homes Program (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) – initiative to protect children and their families from housing-related health and safety hazards
National Center for Healthy Housing – develop and promote practical methods to protect children from environmental health hazards in their homes while preserving affordable housing
- National Healthy Homes Clearinghouse – online tool to search for information about the connection between health and housing and environmental health and safety hazards in the home
- National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network – partnership of public health and housing practitioners to promote practical and cost-effective methods for making homes healthier
Washtenaw County Healthy Home Portal (Washtenaw County, Michigan) – resources to remediate environmental hazards and risks around your home