251556 Harnessing innovation and interagency coordination to create healthy homes

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:50 PM

Peter J. Ashley, DrPH , Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, HUD, Washington, DC
The presentation will focus on major initiatives in the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) to create and promote “healthy housing”. Initiatives targeted to HUD's housing programs include: facilitating the creation of smoke-free multifamily housing; the adoption of integrated pest management (IPM), and grants to support the improvement of asthma control in HUD-assisted multifamily housing. The OHHLHC is also facilitating an initiative in which philanthropic organizations are teaming with local housing and weatherization programs to integrate delivery of energy retrofits and healthy homes interventions in low income housing. Finally, highlights from the Federal Strategy for Action on healthy housing will be presented.

Learning Areas:
Environmental health sciences
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
1) Describe the major objectives that are identified in the federal "Healthy Homes Strategy for Action". 2) Discuss HUD programs to improve indoor environmental quality for residents of public and federally assisted multifamily housing.

Keywords: Housing, Environmental Health Hazards

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I have worked on issues related to the impact of residential hazards on public health for 15 years and I oversee research and policy development on the topic.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.