172522 Making the connection between housing and health

Saturday, October 25, 2008: 1:40 PM

Nancy Manning Crider, MS, RN, CNAA , School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
Two key Institute of Medicine (IOM) Reports: Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures (2000) and Damp Indoor Airspaces and Health (2004) published by the National Academies Press linking Biological & Chemical Contaminants in the home and Damp Indoor Air Spaces & Mold with asthma and other negative health effects will be summarized. The National Housing Survey, International Property Maintenance Code, HUD Housing Quality Standards and state and local housing and health related laws and ordinances will be offered as means t improve the quality of affordable housing to communities.

Learning Objectives:
Identify three common household contaminants that have sufficient evidence of a causal relationship to the development or exacerbation of asthma. Identify damp indoor air spaces and mold as the cause and trigger for asthma, and other upper and lower respiratory conditions in susceptible individuals. List three types of codes that can be utilized to enforce housing based health threats.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Ms. Crider is an experienced healthcare administrator. She holds a MS in nursing and has practiced in numerous leadership positions in hospitals, ambulatory care and community health services. She has served as nursing faculty to both undergraduate and graduate nurses. In her current position as Program Manager of the Texas Pubic Health Training Center she works closely with the City of Houston Bureau of Community and Children’s Environmental Health and serves as a training partner for the National Center for Healthy Housing. She also coordinates the monthly Public Health Grand rounds with the Texas Association of Local Health Officials, the Houston Department of Health and Human Services and other health departments across the state. Ms. Crider is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas School of Public Health and is working on decreasing the incidence of illness and injuries to children and families by utilizing a holistic, low cost evidence based approach to improving housing conditions known to cause and exacerbate asthma, allergies and other chronic diseases.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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