Parent Outreach Initiative

27 Oct.

WHEN:

October 27, 2017
8 AM - 9 AM

WHERE:

2030 Elgin Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will lead a parent presentation on lead safety.

Reading in the Classroom Outreach Initiative

27 Oct.

WHEN:

October 27, 2017
9 AM - 11:30 AM

WHERE:

2030 Elgin Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be in a local classroom to distribute resources and teach students about lead safety.

University of Maryland Health Plan Community Fair

27 Oct.

WHEN:

October 27, 2017
10 AM - 2 PM

WHERE:

Bon Secours Family Support Center

26 N. Fulton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21223

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be at this event with a table to distribute information and resources around lead safety. There will be free lead testing at this event.

National Twitter Town Hall

26 Oct.

WHEN:

October 26, 2017
10 AM - 11 AM

WHERE:

Twitter

EVENT INFO:

Join us for a National Twitter Town Hall to End Lead Poisoning Now!

#NLPPW2017

#EndLead

#NoSafeLevel

WIC Clinic Lead 101

26 Oct.

WHEN:

October 26, 2017
10 AM - 11 AM

WHERE:

5610 Harford Rd., Baltimore, MD 21214

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be at a local WIC clinic to distribute information and resources.

Parent PTA Forum: Lead 101 Training

26 Oct.

WHEN:

October 26, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

WHERE:

Graceland Park Elementary School

800 Scott St. Baltimore MD 21230

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will lead a presentation to parents on lead safety and lead poisoning prevention.

"Day at the Market" East Baltimore Community Outreach

25 Oct.

WHEN:

October 25, 2017
10 AM - 2 PM

WHERE:

Northeast Market

2101 E. Monument St., Baltimore, MD 21205

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will have a table at the Day at the Market sponsored by Johns Hopkins to provide community information and resources.

Penn North Resource Fair and Food Drive

25 Oct.

WHEN:

October 25, 2017
10:30 AM - 1 PM

WHERE:

1610 N. Carey St., Baltimore, MD 21217

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be giving out food and resources at the Penn North Resource Drive.

Parent Outreach Initiative

25 Oct.

WHEN:

October 25, 2017
8 AM - 9 AM

WHERE:

3510 Eldorado Ave., Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

EVENT INFO:

Initiative to inform parents of GHHI's services.

WIC Clinic Lead 101

25 Oct.

WHEN:

October 25, 2017
10 AM - 11 AM

WHERE:

Mondawmin Mall

2401 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21216

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be distributing information and resources at a local WIC clinic.

Reading in the Classroom Community Outreach

25 Oct.

WHEN:

October 25, 2017
9 AM - 12 PM

WHERE:

3510 Eldorado Ave., Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be in a community school to teach kids about lead safety and to distribute resources.

Family Night at the Aquarium

25 Oct.

WHEN:

October 25, 2017
5 PM - 7 PM

WHERE:

Baltimore Aquarium

501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore MD 21208

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will play a role in Family Night at the Aquarium.

Reading in the Community Outreach Initiative

24 Oct.

WHEN:

October 24, 2017
9 AM - 12 PM

WHERE:

Dr. Bernard Harris Sr. Elementary School

Baltimore, MD 21213

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be in neighborhood schools to read to children, and teach them basics of safety at home.

Housed: A Forum on How Baltimore's Housing Issues Shape the City's Social, Cultural, and Political Landscape

24 Oct.

WHEN:

October 24, 2017
7 PM - 8:30 PM

WHERE:

4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD

EVENT INFO:

This Baltimore Sun event will include commentary about the impact of lead hazards and lead poisoning on Baltimore's housing condition by GHHI CEO Ruth Ann Norton.  It will be held at at Loyola University Maryland McGuire Hall (Student Center) 4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. 

 

"The Baltimore Sun's recent series, "Dismissed," highlighted one of Baltimore's most pressing issues: housing. In a city where a majority of residents are renters, affordable living is hard to find. For the poorest in the city, the situation is even worse. What are the Solutions? 

 

Join us for a discussion on ways to bridge the gaps that exist among the government, judicial, nonprofit and community systems that exist to provide a safety net to keep people housed, providing more stability for students and their parents. 

WIC Lead Clinic 101

24 Oct.

WHEN:

October 24, 2017
10 AM - 11 AM

WHERE:

621 N. Eden St., Baltimore, MD 21205

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be at a local WIC clinic to teach community members about lead safety and distribute information about resources.

National Webinar - Housing and Urban Development

24 Oct.

WHEN:

October 24, 2017
12 PM - 1:30 PM

WHERE:

Click here to join the webinar (no advance registration needed)

EVENT INFO:

Join our partners at HUD for a webinar on building ideas to continue to reduce and confront lead poisoning in the United States.

National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) Twitter Chat

24 Oct.

WHEN:

October 24, 2017
2 PM - 3 PM

WHERE:

Twitter - Click Here for More Information

EVENT INFO:

Join our partner NCHH as they host a Twitter Chat on lead poisoning prevention strategies.

And The Winners Are: First Round Winners of Catalytic Awards to Advance Lead Poisoning Prevention

23 Oct.

WHEN:

October 23, 2017
10 AM

WHERE:

GHHI's Facebook Page

EVENT INFO:

Join GHHI on Monday as we announce the first round of winners of our Catalytic Awards to End Lead Poisoning, part of our commitment to end lead poisoning as a major public health threat by 2022.

Northwest Baltimore Canvassing Initiative

23 Oct.

WHEN:

October 23, 2017
10 AM - 12 PM

WHERE:

Northwest Baltimore

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be out in the community distributing information on our services.

Lead 101 Presentation

22 Oct.

WHEN:

October 22, 2017
9 AM - 10 AM

WHERE:

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

811 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201

EVENT INFO:

Join us as GHHI gives a presentation to kick off National Lead Poisoning Prevention week, detailing steps you can take to protect your family from lead poisoning.

Healthy Homes Fun Day

29 Jun.

WHEN:

June 29, 2017
10 AM - 3 PM

WHERE:

Henderson-Hopkins School
2100 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD

EVENT INFO:

Join GHHI as we close out National Healthy Homes Month with a major event celebrating healthy housing and living in Baltimore. The event will promote action around environmental health and safety hazards in the home, and empower families to learn how to access resources to create healthy homes for their entire families. For more information, and for a complete list of resources and activities that will be available at the event, see our Facebook invite at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/135328617018887/?acontext=%7B%22source%2...

Contractor Training (Glen Burnie)

27 Jun.

WHEN:

June 27, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

WHERE:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Glen Burnie Location (711 E. Ordnance Rd., Glen Burnie, MD 21226)

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be providing contractors with a brief training, as well as givaways and resources, at ReStore Glen Burnie. The GHHI expert on hand will also be able to answer questions related to lead work and healthy housing work for contractors.

HABC Annual Regional Community Health and Resources Fair

21 Jun.

WHEN:

June 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

WHERE:

201 N. Aisquith St., Baltimore, MD 21202

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will have services and resources available for community members who attend this fair, which is hosted by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC).

GHHI Rhode Island Library Outreach: Rochambeau Library

21 Jun.

WHEN:

June 21, 2017
4 PM - 5 PM

WHERE:

Rochambeau Library (708 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906)

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be at the Rochambeau Library to discuss Healthy Homes month with individuals and families. In addition, the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation will be present to discuss rental and homeownership opportunities. Make sure to take the GHHI app quiz "Is My Family At Risk?" to determine if your house has any potential hazards!

GHHI Rhode Island Library Outreach: Smith Hill Library

20 Jun.

WHEN:

June 20, 2017
4 PM - 5 PM

WHERE:

Smith Hill Library (31 Candace Street, Providence, RI 02908)

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be at the Smith Hill Library to discuss Healthy Homes month with individuals and families. In addition, the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation will be present to discuss rental and homeownership opportunities. Make sure to take the GHHI app quiz "Is My Family At Risk?" to determine if your house has any potential hazards!

GHHI Rhode Island Library Outreach Event

15 Jun.

WHEN:

June 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WHERE:

Wanskuck Library (233 Veazie St., Providence, RI 02904)

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be at the Wanskuck Library to discuss Healthy Homes month with individuals and families. In addition, the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation will be present to discuss rental and homeownership opportunities. Make sure to take the GHHI app quiz "Is My Family At Risk?" to determine if your house has any potential hazards!

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Safety Baby Shower

15 Jun.

WHEN:

June 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WHERE:

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (1708 W. Rogers Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209)

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will present on our services at the monthly Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital for new or expecting mothers, to ensure that they are aware of best practices for keeping their homes safe, healthy, and lead and contaminant free.

Contractor Training (Dundalk)

13 Jun.

WHEN:

June 13, 2017
11:00 Am - 2:00 PM

WHERE:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Dundalk Location (505 Kane St., Baltimore, MD 21224)

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be providing contractors with a brief training, as well as givaways and resources, at ReStore Dundalk. The GHHI expert on hand will also be able to answer questions related to lead work and healthy housing work for contractors.

Healthy Homes Parent Outreach Events

7 Jun.

WHEN:

June 7, 2017
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

WHERE:

St. Vincent de Paul Headstart, Pimlico Location (3705 W. Rogers Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215)

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will be conducting another parent outreach event at St. Vincent de Paul's Pimlico Headstart location to educate parents on healthy housing.

Healthy Homes Parent Outreach Event

6 Jun.

WHEN:

June 6, 2017
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

WHERE:

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore (2305 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218) 

EVENT INFO:

GHHI joins St. Vincent de Paul for an outreach event geared towards providing parents with information on keeping their home healthy and safe.

B'More for Healthy Babies Community Collaborative Monthly Meeting

6 Jun.

WHEN:

June 6, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WHERE:

3701 Fleet St., Baltimore, MD 21224

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will participate in the monthly meeting of the community collaborative for B'More for Healthy Babies (Patterson Park North and East neighborhoods)

St. Vincent DePaul Headstart Family BBQ - Healthy Housing Month Kickott

1 Jun.

WHEN:

June 1, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

WHERE:

900 Druid Park Lake Dr., Baltimore, MD 21217 (Druid Hill Park, Lakeside & Swann Pavilions)

EVENT INFO:

GHHI joins St. Vincent DePaul Headstart for a BBQ event at Druid Hill Park to promote National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) and GHHI's services.

Maryland Lead Testing Guidelines: Health Provider Training

15 May

WHEN:

May 15, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WHERE:

Online webinar - to register, click here:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1190846240122665729

EVENT INFO:

This training, focusing on lead care and specifically the 2016 Maryland Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Childhood Lead Exposure, covers the updated guidelines for treatment of lead-poisoned children. These include best practices for testing and clinical and non-clinical resources for referrals. It will be conducted by an expert from The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), who will also be able to answer any questions related to lead care.

Earth Day Celebration

24 Apr.

WHEN:

April 24, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WHERE:

Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School
1500 Harlem Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will have an outreach table present at the earth day celebration for Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the event, contact Twanisha Thomas at 443-497-3943.

 

Sandtown Winchester Community Outreach Event

22 Apr.

WHEN:

April 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

WHERE:

Marketplace Fellowship Cathedral
802 N. Fulton Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will have a table present at this community fair in Sandtown-Winchester. For more information, contact Marche Taylor at mtaylor@ghhi.org.

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Baby Shower

20 Apr.

WHEN:

April 20, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WHERE:

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
1708 W. Rogers Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will have a table present at the monthly MWPH baby shower, where new mothers or expectant mothers-to-be can learn about safety practices, including the importance of healthy housing to the safety of a child. For more information, contact Marche Taylor at mtaylor@ghhi.org.

Baltimore Children’s Health Fair

29 Oct.

WHEN:

October 29, 2016
10:00am - 2:00pm

WHERE:

Morgan State University Quad - at the Student Center
700 E. Cold Spring Lane. Baltimore, MD 21251
(Park on Hillen Road) 

EVENT INFO:

Sponsored by GHHI, EPA, Baltimore City, and Morgan State University

The whole community is invited to the Baltimore Children’s Health Fair! Lots of fun games, music and activities for kids, and helpful information to protect your children’s health. Bring the kids in costume for a 12 noon costume parade led by GHHI’s mascot, Derek the Dinosaur! Healthy trick or treating too!

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Webinar: A Strategic Plan to End Childhood Lead Poisoning: A Five Year Blueprint for Action

27 Oct.

WHEN:

October 27, 2016
2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

WHERE:

CLICK TO REGISTER 

EVENT INFO:

Decades after ending lead in paint, gasoline, solder and other sources, lead poisoning remains one of the nation’s most devastating environmental health threats. Now is the time to move the arc of public and political will, to bring an end to the toxic legacy of lead in the United States. The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative has developed a Strategic Plan – a set of broad policy recommendations to strategically marshal the financial resources and regulatory tools to end childhood lead poisoning as a major public health threat in the next five years. 



Join GHHI's President and CEO Ruth Ann Norton during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week for a discussion on how this entirely preventable disease can be stopped. During the webinar we will: 



• Understand the business case for implementing prevention: for every dollar invested in prevention, taxpayers receive $17 to $221 in return. 

• Learn how a Presidential Task Force on childhood lead poisoning can steer 13 policy changes at the federal level to address the reality of lead poisoning 

• Understand how state and local governments can adopt standards for assessment, treatment and housing code enforcement of lead laws 

• Look at innovative financing mechanisms in the private sector, including Pay for Success financing, to scale lead hazard control  

REGISTER NOW 

GHHI's Annual Executive Leadership Institute!

29 Aug.

WHEN:

August 29, 2016 - August 30, 2016
10:00

WHERE:

Austin, Texas 

EVENT INFO:

Please join us for our 7th Annual Executive Leadership Institute. The Institute offers the best and brightest thinking in the green and healthy housing movement and Pay For Success initiatives. It stands as the preeminent annual meeting of practitioners implementing an integrated health and energy based housing intervention system through GHHI and will provide opportunities for educational sessions, direct dialogue with leaders from key sectors, cross-sector discussions, peer exchange and networking. Click here to register.

 

Register Now: http://bit.ly/1UE1o4z 

Part Two: 2-Part Webinar Series: Explore the Intersection Between Health & Energy Efficiency

17 Aug.

WHEN:

August 17, 2016
2:00pm

WHERE:

Part Two: August 17th 2-3pm ET

 

EVENT INFO:

Join Green & Healthy Homes Initiative President & CEO, Ruth Ann Norton in part two of the two-part webinar series hosted by the Network for Energy, Water and Health in Affordable Buildings (NEWHAB.) Continue to explore the intersection between health and energy efficiency. 

Part one explored the non-energy/health benefits of weatherization and energy efficiency interventions. On August 17th part two will explore strategies to combine stakeholders in the energy and health sectors in order to create the infrastructure for generating healthy, affordable homes. 

CLICK TO REGISTER

About the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
GHHI is a national nonprofit dedicated to breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy families. Formerly known as the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, GHHI replaces stand-alone intervention programs with an integrated, whole-house approach that produces healthy, safe and energy efficient homes. As a result, we are improving health, economic and social outcomes for families across the country. 

GHHI serves as the national model for green and healthy homes interventions and is currently working in Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Dubuque, Flint, Jackson, Lansing, Lewiston Auburn, Marin County, New Haven, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, the state of Rhode Island, Salt Lake, San Antonio, Staten Island and Greater Syracuse.

 Learn more at www.ghhi.org and follow us @HealthyHousing.
 

 

In-person Contractor Training

2 Aug.

WHEN:

August 2, 2016 - August 4, 2016
7:30a - 8:30a ET

WHERE:

2714 Hudson Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

Contact: abodaken@ghhi.org to schedule a 10 minute meeting or for more information. 

 

EVENT INFO:

 

GHHI will provide a 30 to 45-minute presentation of the updates to the Maryland Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Laws (Maryland Annotated Code §§ 6-801-6-852) as it applies to contractors, including information on:

• Updates to the new risk reduction requirements

• Changes in what constitutes an “affected property”

• Lead-safe work practices

• Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

• Lead hazard reduction grant and loan resources

 

Sessions can be customized to your time schedule. Attendees will learn how the lead laws affect their work, their legal obligations and responsibilities as general and special trade contractors and will be given handouts to help them maintain compliance, including:

• EPA’s “Protect Your Family from Lead” pamphlet

• Example of VALID current Lead Certificate

• EPA’s “Renovate Right” brochure required for all Renovation, Repair and

Painting (RRP) projects

 

All attendees will be eligible for Continuing Education Credits and receive a

certificate of completion at the end of the presentation.

Free Contractor Training Webinar

28 Jul.

WHEN:

July 28, 2016 - July 29, 2016
7:30a - 8:00a ET

WHERE:

July 28th, 7:30a - 8:00a CLICK TO REGISTER:  http://bit.ly/2aefuzk

July 29th, 7:30a - 8:00a CLICK TO REGISTER: http://bit.ly/2aefuzk

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will provide a 30 to 45-minute presentation of the updates to the Maryland Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Laws (Maryland Annotated Code §§ 6-801-6-852) as it applies to contractors, including information on:

• Updates to the new risk reduction requirements

• Changes in what constitutes an “affected property”

• Lead-safe work practices

• Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

• Lead hazard reduction grant and loan resources

 

Sessions can be customized to your time schedule. Attendees will learn how the lead laws affect their work, their legal obligations and responsibilities as general and special trade contractors and will be given handouts to help them maintain compliance, including:

• EPA’s “Protect Your Family from Lead” pamphlet

• Example of VALID current Lead Certificate

• EPA’s “Renovate Right” brochure required for all Renovation, Repair and

Painting (RRP) projects

 

All attendees will be eligible for Continuing Education Credits and receive a

certificate of completion at the end of the presentation.

GHHI Representative Contractor Training Visits

28 Jul.

WHEN:

July 28, 2016 - August 31, 2016
TBD

WHERE:

Contractor Office 

Contact: abodaken@ghhi.org to schedule a GHHI visit or for more information. 

EVENT INFO:

GHHI will provide a 30 to 45-minute presentation of the updates to the Maryland Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Laws (Maryland Annotated Code §§ 6-801-6-852) as it applies to contractors, including information on:

• Updates to the new risk reduction requirements

• Changes in what constitutes an “affected property”

• Lead-safe work practices

• Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

• Lead hazard reduction grant and loan resources

 

Sessions can be customized to your time schedule. Attendees will learn how the lead laws affect their work, their legal obligations and responsibilities as general and special trade contractors and will be given handouts to help them maintain compliance, including:

• EPA’s “Protect Your Family from Lead” pamphlet

• Example of VALID current Lead Certificate

• EPA’s “Renovate Right” brochure required for all Renovation, Repair and

Painting (RRP) projects

 

All attendees will be eligible for Continuing Education Credits and receive a

certificate of completion at the end of the presentation.

A Roadmap to the 2016 Maryland Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Childhood Lead Exposure Webinar

2 Jun.

WHEN:

June 2, 2016 - June 1, 2016
Video

WHERE:

Video 

EVENT INFO:

New State regulations on lead testing for healthcare providers have become effective as of March 28, 2016.These regulations will affect healthcare providers, parents, schools and child care providers in Maryland.  The Maryland Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Childhood Lead Exposure have been updated to address these changes.  These guidelines feature appropriate screening and testing times for children from 6 months to 72 months of age, clinical guidance for management of lead, and provide additional resources and details for health care providers who treat children in the state of Maryland.

 

Please contact ghhi@ghhi.org or call: (410) 534-6447 for more information.

copy & paste link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOFNmlZQ9KY&feature=youtu.be 

EPA-HHS-HUD Regional Summit on Sustainable Funding for In-Home Asthma Interventions

20 Nov.

WHEN:

November 20, 2015
2:50pm-3:35pm ET

WHERE:

Stern Auditorium
Mount Sinai Hospital
1184 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029

EVENT INFO:

This joint EPA-HHS-HUD regional summit aims to equip health, housing and environmental programs to effectively support delivery, infrastructure and sustainable financing of environmental asthma interventions at home with the partnership of key stakeholders.

PANEL: Ins and Outs of Asthma Business Plans and Insurance Reimbursement

Featuring:
Mary Beth Hart, George Washington University
Joy Hsu, MD, MSCI; CDC NCEH
Deborah Nagin and Carolyn Olson: NYCDOHMH
Ruth Ann Norton, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Greenbuild International Conference

19 Nov.

WHEN:

November 19, 2015
9:00am-10:00am EST

WHERE:

Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Room: 143A
Register online.

EVENT INFO:

Building Human Health into Multifamily Projects

LEED provides an excellent roadmap for creating buildings that are healthy for their human occupants. From indoor air quality to walkable communities and neighborhoods, green building concepts are finding a new place in the conversation about health. In this session, experts from Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Neighborworks and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative will outline the top health concerns in multifamily buildings, followed by best practices, successes and failures learned from experience with hundreds of MF buildings. Through case studies and exploration of available tools, the presenters will provide methods to incorporate human health considerations. Tools to identify, implement and evaluate health-positive measures include LEED, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor airPLUS specifications, the WELL Building Standard, 2015 Green Communities Criteria and the Active Design Guidelines. Case studies will be drawn from geographically diverse areas and provide insight into new partnerships with public health and other health stakeholders.

Speakers

  • Maureen M. Mahle, LEED AP Homes, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Green Rater – Director of Sustainable Housing Services, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
  • Ruth Ann Norton – President & CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
  • Sarah Norman – Director of Healthy Homes and Communities, Neighborworks

Healthy Homes: What are the biggest threats and what are we doing about them?

13 Nov.

WHEN:

November 13, 2015
11:00-11:45am

WHERE:

ECA's Annual Sustainability Conference 
PECO's Energy Hall 
2301 Market Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103 
Register online.

EVENT INFO:

Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative and Palak Raval-Nelson, Director, Environmental Health Services, Philadelphia Department of Public Health will discuss home-based health hazards at Philadelphia's ECA's Annual Sustainability Conference.

ASTHMA COALITION SUMMIT

6 Nov.

WHEN:

November 6, 2015
TBA

WHERE:

San Antonio Marriot Riverwalk
889 E. Market San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas  78205
United States
Register online

EVENT INFO:

Michael McKnight, GHHI Vice President of Policy and Innovation, will give an overview of the GHHI model and how it can improve health for people with allergies and asthma.

APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition

3 Nov.

WHEN:

November 3, 2015
2:30pm-3:30pm CT

WHERE:

McCormick Place
2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

EVENT INFO:

Brendan Brown, GHHI Senior Associate for Research, Policy and Environmental Health Science, will present a poster session on Green & Healthy Homes Initiative: Improving Health, Economic and Social Outcomes Through Integrated Housing Intervention.

Free Blood-Lead Testing

30 Oct.

WHEN:

October 30, 2015
9:00am-1:00pm EST

WHERE:

Park West Medical Center
3319 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215 

(Please enter at the front of the building. Free parking available in the lot at the back of the building.)

EVENT INFO:

Join the Baltimore City Health Department, United Healthcare and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative for a day of lead poisoning prevention and awareness. A press conference will be held at 9am for an announcement on National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Oct. 25-31) and National Weatherization Day (Oct. 30). Free blood-lead testing will be available for pregnant women and children 6. Free resources and information also available. All are welcome. If you have an insurance card, please bring it. 

Well-o-Ween: Treats, Eats and Beats

27 Oct.

WHEN:

October 27, 2015
3:00pm-6:00pm CT

WHERE:

The Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity, Inc.
2548 Livingston Rd.
Jackson, MS 39213
(Located behind the Jackson Medical Mall)

EVENT INFO:

United Healthcare, Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center and Mississippi Roadmap present Well-o-Ween: Treats, Eats and Beats!
 

GHHI Jackson will be at Well-O-Ween to share information with participants about lead poisoning risk and prevention, as home-based asthma trigger control. Families who have children at risk for lead poisoning will be referred to Jackson Hinds Comprehensive Health Center for follow up screenings.

 

Get the Lead Out! Lewiston-Auburn Lead Awareness Family Festival

27 Oct.

WHEN:

October 27, 2015
2:30pm-5:30pm ET

WHERE:

Kennedy Park
120 Park Street
Lewiston ME 04240

Rain location:
Callahan Hall
Lewiston Library
200 Lisbon St
Lewiston, ME 04240

EVENT INFO:

This is a community event to raise awareness about childhood lead poisoning in Lewiston-Auburn. There will be opportunities for education about lead hazards, how to clean lead hazards in your home, verbal risk assessments and the opportunity to bring your household goods (toys, dishes, etc.) and even the soil from your garden or back yard to be tested for lead.

To celebrate building awareness around this important issue there will be live music, hot cider, donuts and apples to celebrate the fall season. Bring the kids for face-painting, craft stations, puppet shows, dancing and "trick-or-treating!" This event is sponsored and supported by the City of Lewiston, City of Auburn, Maine State Housing Authority, Community Concepts Inc., Healthy Androscoggin, B Street Clinic, Pine Tree Legal, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Bates College, Central Maine Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital and the Lewiston Public Library. We look forward to seeing you there!

Visit Healthy Androscoggin for more information.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Kick Off

26 Oct.

WHEN:

October 26, 2015
11:30am-12:30pm

WHERE:

Total Health Care
1501 Division Street
Baltimore, MD 21217

EVENT INFO:

Local leaders will highlight the importance of lead poisoning prevention and new State of Maryland regulations at this press conference.

Speakers will include:
Boyd Rutherford, MD Lt. Governor 
Stephanie Rawlings Blake, Mayor of Baltimore City
Tameka Witherspoon, parent
Howard Haft, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Benjamin Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment
Kenneth Holt, Secretary, Department of Housing and Community Development
Dr. Lena Wen, Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department
Carol Payne, Regional Representative, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Ruth Ann Norton, President & CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

ACI Mid-Atlantic Regional Home Performance Conference

20 Oct.

WHEN:

October 20, 2015
1:30pm-3:00pm

WHERE:

Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
2349 W. Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Register online

EVENT INFO:

Healthy Homes: Prescriptions for Performance

If you've ever suffered the heartbreak of walking away from a project where the non-energy benefits outweighed the ROI of energy efficiency and your funds couldn't be applied to fixing a sick home, you know the need for medically prescribed home performance and alternative funding sources. From sinusitis to asthma, tremendous opportunity exists to incorporate healthy homes in retrofit work. Prescriptions for home assessments and even home improvements covered by medical insurance are possible. Innovative financing programs link energy efficiency with health. Green and healthy homes case studies illustrate the convergence of workforce skills for those who seek to travel the path from home performance to healthy performance. 

This session will present the results of three studies connecting home performance retrofits to health related benefits, and look at how focusing on health benefits can improve our success with consumers.

  • A New Zealand government funded weatherization project of 188,500 homes found that admissions to hospitals for respiratory conditions dropped by 43 percent.  Days off school were reduced by 23 percent while days off work dropped 39 percent.  
  • A 2012 Baltimore study by the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative found that a pilot project to weatherize low-income homes in Baltimore reduced emergency room visits by 67 percent.
  • A 6,000 person study in Australia confirmed that mold in the home can significantly exacerbate asthma and asthma-related symptoms among middle-aged people, particularly adult males. 

Speakers:
Larry Zarker, CEO, Building Performance Institute
Wes Stewart, Senior Director of Technical Assistance and Legal Services, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Introduction to and Lessons from the Healthy Homes Sector

14 Oct.

WHEN:

October 14, 2015
9:10-11:30am PST

WHERE:

4th Annual Home Performance Conference of Oregon
Ambridge Event Center
1333 NE MLK Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Register online.

EVENT INFO:

INTRODUCING THE HEALTHY HOMES SECTOR
Wes Stewart of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) will introduce the 20+ year history of GHHI in Maryland and the role that it has played nationally, where the industry is currently, and the trends that are moving towards the increased integration of weatherization/energy efficiency and Healthy Homes fields. Jonathan Wilson of the National Center for Healthy Housing, also based in Maryland, will complement the history and the trajectory of the healthy housing industry with a sampling of the multitude of compelling data from healthy housing studies, that clearly show health improvements from green features and upgrades. 

LESSONS FROM THE HEALTHY HOMES SECTOR
Healthy Home programs have been around for upwards of two decades. For many of those years they have been making efforts towards greater integration of energy efficiency into their healthy homes programs. During this panel session, we’ll hear how these programs developed, what they’ve learned, and what they’ve accomplished – all with a goal of uncovering actionable lessons for the broader home performance sector to better incorporate health in their energy efficiency work.
PANELISTS: Kevin Kennedy – Children’s Mercy Hospitals; Wes Stewart – Green & Healthy Homes Initiative; John Davies – Opportunity Council; Perry Cabot – Multnomah County; Jonathan Wilson – National Center for Healthy Housing [moderator].

NeighborWorks Healthy Homes and Communities Webinar Series: Part 2 Healthy Homes

6 Oct.

WHEN:

October 6, 2015
2:00pm-3:00pm EST

WHERE:

Register online.

EVENT INFO:

This is the second webinar in a four-part series and will highlight promising practices to integrate healthy principles into housing and improve the health of residents at home.
 
Presenters will discuss cross-sector collaborations with hospitals, federally qualified health centers and other health partners to develop healthy homes initiatives. Topics will include innovative design, building, maintenance, rehab and in-home services. Panelists will provide results of evaluations with demonstrated health outcome improvements and also share cutting edge financial strategies, such as Social Impact Bonds.
 
Speakers:

  • Gina Ciganik, Healthy Building Network
  • Marianne Garvin, Community Development Corporation of Long Island
  • Ruth Ann Norton, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
  • Carla Potts, Northeast Community Action Corporation

Webinar: Sustainable Funding for Asthma-Related Home Interventions

15 Sep.

WHEN:

September 15, 2015
1:00-2:00pm

WHERE:

Register online.

EVENT INFO:

There is a growing understanding that the environment in which people live can have a profound impact on their health, wellness and utilization of the healthcare system. The quality and safety of the home environment are part of the social determinants of health. Including home assessments and repairs in a care plan for asthma patients clearly demonstrates the importance of transcending the walls of the traditional health care delivery system to obtain better health outcomes and lower total spending.

Home interventions aimed at eliminating key drivers of asthma attacks like mold, dust, pests and tobacco smoke can improve the lives of those with asthma and dramatically reduce the cost of this chronic disease. Unfortunately, not all asthma-related home interventions are reimbursed by payers, despite the well-documented return on investment.

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to make the business case for asthma-related home interventions and build a sustainable stream of funding for these initiatives.

Speakers

Jack Meyer, Managing Principal, Health Management Associates
Mike Nardone, Managing Principal, Health Management Associates
Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how to obtain coverage of asthma-related home interventions by working with Medicaid through a variety of mechanisms, including targeted case management, state plan amendments, innovation grants and 1115 waivers.
  2. Assess the cost savings potential of asthma home visits, including reductions in emergency care, hospitalizations and school and work absenteeism.
  3. Understand the various payment models and how they might be leveraged to fund asthma-related home interventions, including fee-for-service, fixed fee per visit and bundled payments.
  4. Find out how to make the business case for asthma-related home interventions to Medicaid managed care plans, with an emphasis on improving outcomes and lowering the cost of chronic disease. 
  5. Understand the importance of in-depth community needs assessments in making the business case for asthma-related home interventions.

Who Should Attend

Executives of hospitals, health systems and clinics serving Medicaid populations; regulators and healthcare policy analysts; Medicaid directors and staff; state officials for public health; executives of Medicaid managed care plans. 

Environmental Health Impacts on Cognitive Development and School Success

11 Aug.

WHEN:

August 11, 2015
1:30-3:30pm

WHERE:

The Associated
101 W Mt Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
RSVP to attend

EVENT INFO:

Maryland Environmental Health Network (MdEHN) invites education and health-policy makers, advocates, and researchers to attend a Network meeting to examine environmental health factors that pose risks to children's cognitive development and success in schools.  

This program explores environmental factors that threaten children's early development and affect their ability to learn and succeed in school.

Jerome Paulson, MD, medical director for the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit Program Eastern Office, consultant to the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment, and Professor Emeritus of the George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, will speak on neurocognitive risks to children in early development living in urban environments.

Dr. Paulson's lecture will be framed through a presentation, "The Environment that Freddie Gray Lived In", by MdEHN's intern Betsy Atkinson based on data from the EPA's "EJ Screen" & Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA).

Lorna Rosenberg, Green & Healthy Schools Coordinator for EPA Region 3 and Ruth Ann Norton, President & CEO of Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), will join us to discuss Dr. Paulson's lecture within the context of Baltimore and urban areas. 

Baltimore County Community Resource Day

27 Jun.

WHEN:

June 27, 2015
10am-3pm EST

WHERE:

Woodlawn High School 
1801 Woodlawn Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207

EVENT INFO:

Join GHHI Baltimore at the Baltimore County Community Resource Day to learn how to prevent lead poisoning, and to take advantage of these other great and FREE resources!

  • Starting A Small Business
  • Credit 101
  • Investing in Yourself Instead of Your Landlord
  • Veteran’s Resources
  • How To Avoid Foreclosure
  • Money Matters
  • Fair Housing: Knowing Your Rights
  • Renter’s Rights
  • Making Your Home Energy Efficient
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Down Payment & Closing Cost Assistance
  • How To Get Approved for a Loan
  • Services For Seniors

Health Benefits of Low Income Weatherization and Healthy Homes Programs

23 Jun.

WHEN:

June 23, 2015
2:00pm-3:15pm EST

WHERE:

2015 National Energy & Utility Affordability Conference
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Registration

EVENT INFO:

Jennifer Gremmert, moderator
Bruce Tonn, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Erin Rose, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ruth Ann Norton, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

This session will address the health-related benefits of low-income weatherization and healthy homes programs. Bruce Tonn will share energy savings results of a national survey of weatherization program recipients (pre- and post-weatherization) that describe significant health improvements as well as the monetized values for a dozen of these benefits. Erin Rose will present the results of a study of the Opportunity Council’s Weatherization Plus Health program that features an in-depth assessment of Medicaid costs incurred by children with asthma in treatment and control homes pre- and post-weatherization. Ruth Ann Norton will provide an overview of GHHI and findings related to the synergistic benefits of braiding weatherization and healthy homes programs along with other programs that benefit low-income households that are implemented at the local level.

Webinar: Using Social Impact Bonds to Advance Public Health Goals

28 May

WHEN:

May 28, 2015
1:00PM-2:30PM EST

WHERE:

Download recording, slides or transcript

EVENT INFO:

Social impact bonds are being looked at more and more as a way to finance public health initiatives. These new and flexible tools are spurring innovations in public health programs. With each new innovation more is learned about the potential and limitation of these new tools, and what legal tools could be used to promote the development and use of social impact bonds to advance public health objectives.

This webinar will describe the structure and function of the social impact bond model and summarize new innovations that use the model to fund various public health initiatives, including asthma and early childhood development. Speakers will also outline some of the limitations of the social impact bond model, explore recent state and federal legislative efforts to address them and provide perspectives of social impact bond implementers and investors.

Moderator: Jason Coates, APHA
Speakers:
Andi Phillips, Vice President, Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs
Ruth Ann Norton, President & CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Cason Schmit, Legal Analyst, Public Health Law Program, CDC

Webinar: Data to Dollars: 2015 Asthma Award Winners Share Their Stories

27 May

WHEN:

May 27, 2015
2:00pm-3:00pm EST

WHERE:

View recording of webinar

EVENT INFO:

Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Baltimore, MD
Susan Steppe, Project Director, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital CHAMP Program, Memphis, TN
Facilitator: Tracey Mitchell, U.S. EPA, Indoor Environments Division

Learn how the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Changing High-Risk Asthma in Memphis through Partnership (CHAMP) Program use data to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs in meeting critical community needs.

Hear how the programs successfully appealed to diverse organizations and how they leveraged results to access additional funding streams. Attend this webinar to learn about:

  • Program evaluation metrics and data tracking
  • Ways in which data can be used to successfully attract funders
  • Different funding sources for asthma programs

Identifying Funding Partnerships

7 May

WHEN:

May 7, 2015
10:30-11:45AM

WHERE:

ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
Registration

EVENT INFO:

This interactive, cross-sector dialog will identify alternative paths to aligning and leveraging federal and philanthropic resources, as well as other sources of funding (e.g. utilities), to support the creation and rehabilitation of safe, healthy, energy efficient homes. With focus on challenges faced by on-the-ground professionals and program administrators, panelists will discuss approaches and best practices to identifying and braiding these funding sources.  Discussion will include real-world strategies for building the community and investment partnerships necessary to sustaining housing intervention programs, so that families and communities can thrive. Panelists include Wes Stewart, GHHI Senior Director of Technical Assistance and Legal Services; Scot Spencer, Associate Director for Advocacy and Influence at Center for Community and Economic Opportunity for The Annie E Casey Foundation; and Khalil Shahyd, Project Manager for Urban Solutions Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Resident Health Improvements through Enhanced Weatherization

6 May

WHEN:

May 6, 2015
1:30-3:30PM

WHERE:

ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
Registration

EVENT INFO:

Weatherization lowers energy bills and keeps residents comfortable. Through enhanced weatherization—managing mold, lead paint, dust mites, pests and other home health hazards before completing weatherization—residents will experience improved air quality and reap the health benefits of clean, controlled air flow. In a Baltimore study, GHHI found a 60% reduction in asthma-related client hospitalizations after enhanced weatherization. This interactive workshop will discuss the impacts of building conditions on occupant health and the benefits of enhanced weatherization. Wes Stewart, GHHI Senior Director of Technical Assistance and Legal Services, will present. 

Asthma Awareness Month

1 May

WHEN:

May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Month Long Event

WHERE:

USA

EVENT INFO:

Stay tuned for Asthma Awareness Month event announcements. For more information, visit CDC's National Asthma Control ProgramEPAAmerican Lung AssociationAsthma & Allergy NetworkAsthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition.

Funding What Works: GHHI’s Investment in a Future of Evidenced Based Practices, Improved Outcomes and Cashable Savings for Families, Communities and Government

27 Apr.

WHEN:

April 27, 2015
10:45am-11:45am EST

WHERE:

Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Conference
Cleveland Marriott Downtown
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114 
ScheduleRegistration

EVENT INFO:

Asthma and lead poisoning are well-known childhood health issues that limit a child’s ability to reach his or her full potential and cost billions of dollars a year. This presentation will explore how investments in housing renovation and repair can improve asthma outcomes and energy-efficiency for low- to moderate-income families, yielding significant savings in healthcare spending and utility bills, as well as reductions in school or work absences.

Discussion will include an overview of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative’s (GHHI) groundbreaking work, in partnership with Calvert Foundation, to develop a Pay for Success (PFS)/Social Impact Bond project in Baltimore, Maryland. The PFS project is being explored with Johns Hopkins Health Care and the Johns Hopkins Health System. Participants will gain a sense for the GHHI/Calvert approach to constructing the project, as well as the obstacles encountered, organizational prerequisites, policy implications and downstream impacts on healthy, housing and education.

Webinar: Pay for Success RFP from Service Providers

20 Mar.

WHEN:

March 20, 2015
11:30am-1:00pm EST

WHERE:

Register online.

EVENT INFO:

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is launching a Pay for Success (PFS) project with funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund. Awardees will receive technical assistance to explore asthma-related Pay for Success projects. 

This webinar will provide an overview of: 
1. Pay for Success projects 
2. The Baltimore project that GHHI, Calvert Foundation, Johns Hopkins Health Care and the Johns Hopkins Health System are working on together 
3. The RFP to service providers 
4. Frequently asked questions 

Responses to the RFP are due on April 8. GHHI will select an asthma home-intervention service provider in the catchment area of each of the five awarded healthcare organizations: Baystate Health (Springfield, MA), Le Bonheur Children's Hospital (Memphis, TN), Monroe Plan for Medical Care (Buffalo / Rochester, NY), Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, MI), and University of Utah Health Plans (Salt Lake, UT). The GHHI/Calvert Foundation Team will provide technical assistance to each of the 10 awardees (five healthcare organizations and five home-based service providers) to document the feasibility of moving each asthma Pay for Success project to the transaction phase.

Green & Healthy Homes Day

14 Mar.

WHEN:

March 14, 2015
10:00am-3:00pm EST

WHERE:

Harms Elementary School
2400 Central Street
Detroit, MI 48209

EVENT INFO:

Activities will include:

  • Resources from more than 15 GHHI Detroit-Wayne County partner organizations
  • Free demonstrations on how to make your home safe, healthy & green
  • Free lead testing (for kids under 6)
  • Guest speakers
  • Kid’s Corner including toys and games
  • Free lunches for kids
  • Doorprizes

Achieving Indoor Environmental Justice through Weatherization and Healthy Homes Initiatives

12 Mar.

WHEN:

March 12, 2015
1:00-2:00PM

WHERE:

National Environmental Justice Conference
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Registration

EVENT INFO:

GHHI President & CEO Ruth Ann Norton will join a panel on "Achieving Indoor Environmental Justice through Weatherization and Healthy Homes Initiatives."

TalkPoverty Radio

7 Feb.

WHEN:

February 7, 2015
12pm EST

WHERE:

SiriusXM Insight (Channel 121)

EVENT INFO:

For millions of Americans, opportunities for a better future are limited simply because of the zip code where they grew up or now live. Decades of neglect and failed public policies have contributed to pockets of concentrated poverty across the country. Living in such high-poverty communities increases the likelihood that families will face inferior housing, poor health outcomes, failing schools, inadequate public infrastructure and few employment opportunities. In fact, your zip code plays a greater role in your life expectancy than your genetics.

This week on TalkPoverty Radio, hosts Rebecca Vallas and Tracey Ross will be discussing how the neighborhood you grow up in impacts your life chances. Be sure to share your thoughts and observations by joining the conversation using the hashtag #talkpoverty.

Guests for this week’s show include:

  • Patrick Sharkey, NYU Professor and author of the book Stuck in Place
  • Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO of the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI)
  • Bernice Acquino, Baltimore resident whose home was served by GHHI
  • Lawrence Carter-Long, Executive Director, Disabilities Network
  • Alan Pyke, Deputy Economics Editor at ThinkProgress

Webinar: Red List Materials 101

21 Jan.

WHEN:

January 21, 2015
2:00pm-3:30pm EST

WHERE:

Register online.

EVENT INFO:

Bill Walsh, Founder and Executive Director of the Healthy Building Network, and Ted Schettler, M.D., Science Director, Science & Environmental Health Network, will join GHHI to provide the healthy housing community with an overview of hazardous building materials and the potential health effects of exposure to these environmental toxicants. We will review the various Red Lists and tools available to identify toxic materials, as well as safer alternatives for building renovation, repair and retrofit. And we will explore new trends that use product declarations and product databases to improve public transparency in building product contents and influence the market to produce safer products.

Download the slides.

Webinar: GHHI's Pay for Success RFP from Healthcare Organizations

5 Jan.

WHEN:

January 5, 2015
2:00pm-3:00pm EST

WHERE:

Register online.

EVENT INFO:

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is launching a Pay for Success (PFS) project with funding from the Corporation for National Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund. Awardees will receive technical assistance to explore asthma-related Pay for Success projects. 

This webinar will cover: 
1. The Baltimore PFS structure this project is replicating 
2. Responding to the RFP to healthcare organizations 
3. Frequently asked questions 

Responses to the first RFP are due on Jan. 15. GHHI will select five healthcare organizations in February and then release an RFP to select the home-intervention service providers within the selected healthcare providers’ service areas. The GHHI/Calvert Foundation Team will provide technical assistance to each of the 10 awardees (one healthcare organization and one home-based service provider in each of five cities or counties) to document the feasibility of moving each asthma Pay for Success project to the transaction phase.

Webinar: GHHI's Pay for Success RFP from Healthcare Organizations

18 Dec.

WHEN:

December 18, 2014
2:00pm-3:00pm EST

WHERE:

Register online.

View the recorded webinar.

EVENT INFO:

GHHI is launching a Pay for Success (PFS) project with funding from the Corporation for National Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund. Awardees will receive technical assistance to explore asthma-related Pay for Success projects. 

This webinar will provide an overview of: 
1. Pay for Success projects 
2. The Baltimore project that GHHI, Calvert Foundation, Johns Hopkins Health Care and the Johns Hopkins Health System are working on together 
3. The RFP to healthcare organizations 
4. Frequently asked questions 

Responses to the first RFP are due on Jan. 15. GHHI will select five healthcare organizations in February and then release an RFP to select the home-intervention service providers within the selected healthcare providers’ service areas. The GHHI/Calvert Foundation Team will provide technical assistance to each of the 10 awardees (one healthcare organization and one home-based service provider in each of five cities or counties) to document the feasibility of moving each asthma Pay for Success project to the transaction phase. 

Webinar: GHHI's Upcoming Pay for Success RFP from Healthcare Organizations

1 Dec.

WHEN:

December 1, 2014
2:00pm-3:00pm EST

WHERE:

Register online. 

View the recorded webinar.

EVENT INFO:

GHHI is launching a Pay for Success (PFS) project with funding from the Corporation for National Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund. Awardees will receive technical assistance to explore asthma-related Pay for Success projects. 

This webinar will provide an overview of: 
1. Pay for Success projects 
2. The Baltimore project that GHHI, Calvert Foundation, Johns Hopkins Health Care and the Johns Hopkins Health System are working on together 
3. The RFP that will be released in the coming weeks to healthcare organizations 
4. Frequently asked questions 

The GHHI/Calvert Foundation Team will release the first RFP to select five healthcare organizations to work with. In early 2015, we will select the home-intervention service providers within the selected healthcare providers’ service areas. Once selected, the GHHI/Calvert Foundation Team will provide technical assistance to each of the 10 awardees (one healthcare organization and one home-based service provider in each of five cities or counties) to document the feasibility of moving each asthma Pay for Success project to the transaction phase. 

WE ACT for Environmental Justice's Our Health & Our Housing Action Summit

21 Nov.

WHEN:

November 21, 2014
2:15-3:30PM

WHERE:

Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy
72 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011

EVENT INFO:

GHHI President & CEO Ruth Ann Norton will lead a presentation entitled: Safe at Home: Findings, Implications and Recommendations from the Baltimore Healthy Homes Demonstration Project.

Solutions 2014 National Conference on State and Local Housing

18 Nov.

WHEN:

November 18, 2014
4:15-5:45PM

WHERE:

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

EVENT INFO:

GHHI President & CEO Ruth Ann Norton will discuss energy and water efficiency retrofits as a financing tool to preserve affordable housing on a panel titled Saving Green: The Financial Benefits of Energy & Water Retrofits.

Webinar: Lowering Healthcare and Utility Expenses through Investments in Healthy Housing

28 Oct.

WHEN:

October 28, 2014
2:00pm-3:00pm EST

WHERE:

Register online.

EVENT INFO:

In our challenging economic environment, return on investment matters. Join National Housing Conference (NHC) and GHHI for a webinar that explores how investments in housing renovation and repair can improve asthma outcomes and energy-efficiency for low- to moderate-income families, yielding savings in healthcare spending and utility bills, as well as reductions in school or work absences. 

Panelists
Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Bruce Tonn, President and CEO, Three3
Dr. David Salkever, Professor, Department of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Cleveland Lead Poisoning Prevention Conference

25 Oct.

WHEN:

October 25, 2014
9:00am-3:00pm

WHERE:

Department of Public Utilities Cleveland Division of Water
1201 Lakeside Avenue
ID required to enter the building. Parking will be available, as well as ample street parking in the area.

EVENT INFO:

All day lead poisoning prevention conference. Free blood lead level testing for children 6 years old and young from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.

Lead Poisoning Awareness Tree Planting

24 Oct.

WHEN:

October 24, 2014
5:00pm

WHERE:

Dundalk Elementary School (in front of school)
2717 Playfield Street, Dundalk, MD 21222

EVENT INFO:

For more information, please contact Tameka Witherspoon at Tameka_Witherspoon@yahoo.com or 443-622-0798.

Baltimore City Health Department's Free Blood Lead Testing

24 Oct.

WHEN:

October 24, 2014
10am-2pm

WHERE:

Park West Health System
3319 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215

EVENT INFO:

Join the Baltimore City Health Department, GHHI and other community health partners for a health fair and FREE blood lead level testing. 

Twitter Town Hall: Protect Your Family from Lead

23 Oct.

WHEN:

October 23, 2014
12pm-1pm EST

WHERE:

Please submit your questions on Twitter using the hashtag #NoSafeLevel. To participate during the Town Hall, login to your Twitter account and enter #NoSafeLevel into your search bar. When you ask or respond to a question, be sure to include #NoSafeLevel in your tweet.

EVENT INFO:

As part of National Lead Poisoning Awareness Week, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) will host a Twitter Town Hall on Oct. 23 from 12pm-1pm EST on what YOU can do to prevent lead poisoning. We hope you can join us for this very important discussion. Catch up on our previous Twitter Town Halls.

Cleveland Blood Lead Level Screenings

21 Oct.

WHEN:

October 21, 2014 - October 24, 2014
4:00-7:00pm

WHERE:

Download this flyer for a list of dates and locations. 

EVENT INFO:

Free blood lead level tests for children 6 years old and younger. Refreshments and small prizes for children that get tested!

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week KickOff

20 Oct.

WHEN:

October 20, 2014
10:30am

WHERE:

Barclay Elementary/Middle School
2900 Barclay Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

EVENT INFO:

Please join GHHI, Family League of Baltimore and members of the local media for our kickoff to National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Hear from GHHI and health community leaders on the importance of prevention. We hope you can join us at this important press event. 

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

19 Oct.

WHEN:

October 19, 2014 - October 25, 2014
TBA

WHERE:

Check this list for an event near you.

EVENT INFO:

This year's National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," will focus on the importance of the many ways parents can reduce a child's exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects.

ACCA Building Performance Forum

8 Oct.

WHEN:

October 8, 2014
8:00-9:15am

WHERE:

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 South McDowell Street. Charlotte, NC 28204

EVENT INFO:

Maryland Housing Intervention Director Alex Sawyer will discuss the GHHI model for streamlining housing intervention services and taking a holistic approach to improving unhealthy and inefficient housing. His presentation will also cover how contractors can best participate in energy efficiency/healthy housing municipal programs, and effective ways to change residents’ energy, health and safety behavior.

Congressional Briefing: Reducing Asthma Triggers Keeps Kids Healthy

19 Sep.

WHEN:

September 19, 2014
12pm-1pm

WHERE:

2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room)
Washington, DC 20515

EVENT INFO:

The Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition, in conjunction with the Congressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus, will host an educational staff briefing to highlight the latest evidence-based research on environmental triggers such as mold, dust, pests, excessive moisture, animal dander and toxic chemical products that exacerbate asthma conditions in children. More information.

2014 CityMatCH Leadership & MCH Epidemiology Conference

18 Sep.

WHEN:

September 18, 2014
1:30pm-3:00pm

WHERE:

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

EVENT INFO:

Brendan Brown, GHHI Senior Program Evaluation and Data Management Associate, will discuss the GHHI model as an innovative approach to holistically address health, safety and other deficiencies in the home. Attend the conference.

Congressional Briefing: Housing as a Platform for Improving Public Health

17 Sep.

WHEN:

September 17, 2014
12pm-1pm

WHERE:

G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20002

EVENT INFO:

This educational staff briefing will highlight how effectively utilizing public and private resources to address housing conditions not only improves lives but reduces the burden on the healthcare system.

Featuring:
The Honorable Barbara Mikulski, Senator from Maryland (Invited)
The Honorable Thad Cochran, Senator from Mississippi (Invited)
Ruth Ann Norton, President & CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Byron W. Brown, Mayor, Buffalo, New York
Ed Blake, Executive Director, Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity, Utah
Cara Matteliano, Vice President, Community Impact, Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo, New York
Shawana Ramirez, Client, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Baltimore, Maryland

GHHI Executive Leadership Institute

17 Sep.

WHEN:

September 17, 2014 - September 19, 2014
8am-5pm

WHERE:

Washington, DC

EVENT INFO:

Please join GHHI for its 5th annual, invitation-only leadership convening! We look forward to a rich discussion of best practices from around the country and to robust planning that will advance our collective mission. Together, we will break the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy families by creating and advocating for healthy, safe and energy efficient housing. More information.

Webinar: Non-Energy Benefits

26 Aug.

WHEN:

August 26, 2014
1pm-2pm EST

WHERE:

Online. Register for the webinar here

EVENT INFO:

A webinar with Elevate Energy and National Housing Trust discussing Non-Energy Benefits with an overview of current articles. GHHI President & CEO Ruth Ann Norton will serve as a panelist.

National Environmental Health Association & International Federation of Environmental Health Conference

7 Jul.

WHEN:

July 7, 2014 - July 10, 2014
8am-5pm

WHERE:

The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas

EVENT INFO:

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the International Federation of Environmental Health will join their annual conferences together for a unique event highlighting environmental health issues and solutions from around the world. Executive Director Ruth Ann Norton will lead a presentation on the GHHI Model and our Data Management Associate Brendan Brown will showcase our research in a poster presentation.

Webinar: Strategies for Responding to HUD OHHLHC 2014 NOFA

2 Jun.

WHEN:

June 2, 2014 - May 2, 2014
1pm-2pm

WHERE:

Register here.

EVENT INFO:

Please join us for a GHHI educational webinar on "Strategies for Responding to HUD OHHLHC 2014 NOFA" on Monday, June 2 at 1pm EST. For this event, GHHI Technical Assistance staff will dissect the recently released Lead NOFA to discuss changes from last year including the new NOFA Priorities and how best to position your community to competitively apply for these funds.

National Healthy Homes Conference

28 May

WHEN:

May 28, 2014 - May 30, 2014
8am-5pm

WHERE:

Music City Center, Nashville, TN

EVENT INFO:

GHHI is a platinum sponsor of the National Healthy Homes conference and will be participating in several sessions and poster presentations. Be sure to check out our exhibition space! For more information, visit the National Healthy Homes Conference website.

 

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