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Publication: Recommendations for Evaluation Metrics for Asthma Home Visiting Programs

More than 26.1 million Americans were estimated to be suffering from asthma in 2018, including 19.9 million adults and 6.2 million children. The negative health impacts of this chronic condition are immense, costing the United States more than $80 billion per year. Asthma is a complex, chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. Its causes are poorly understood and multi-factorial, with risk factors varying in different populations. While there is no cure for the disease, symptoms can be effectively controlled with a combination of appropriate medical care, health education, and reduction or elimination of exposure to asthma triggers and respiratory irritants.

Press Release: City of Lancaster Awarded HUD Grant to Combat Lead Hazards

City of Lancaster Awarded HUD Grant to Combat Lead Hazards SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 | DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The City of Lancaster announced today that the City has been awarded a $9.1 million Lead Hazard Reduction Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, plus an additional $600,000 of Healthy Homes supplemental … Continued

Press Release: Philadelphia City Council Passes Landmark Legislation to Require Lead Certification in Rental Properties

Philadelphia City Council Passes Landmark Legislation to Require Lead Certification in Rental Properties   PRESS CONTACT:  Dawn R. Crump, Communications Manager Dawn.Crump@phila.gov  (215) 686-3438 (PHILADELPHIA) September 26, 2019 – Today, Philadelphia City Council passed bill #180936 which updates the current Philadelphia law on lead certification in rental properties. If the Mayor signs this bill into … Continued

In the News Post: GHHI President & CEO on HCBiz Show – Pay for Success in Social Innovation

Listen to GHHI President & CEO @RuthAnnNorton being interviewed on a #HCBiz Show! podcast where she describes GHHI’s Pay for Success and value-based purchasing projects and how GHHI is applying these innovative financing models to fund preventive healthy homes services across the country. To listen to the podcast, go to: https://thehcbiz.com/pay-for-success-in-social-innovation-ruth-ann-norton/ http://bit.ly/HCBiz-iTunes http://bit.ly/HCBiz-GooglePlay http://bit.ly/HCBiz-Stitcher http://bit.ly/HCBiz-Spotify

Press Release: GHHI designates the City of Richmond as a New GHHI Site

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is excited to designate the City of Richmond as a new GHHI site in their network of cities, counties, and states who are taking proactive measures to ensure healthy and energy efficient housing is made available to families and children living in underserved communities. City of Richmond Mayor … Continued

Post: Home-Based Environmental Management Services

While research has shown that home-based environmental management services (in-home environmental health education, environmental assessment, and remediation of asthma triggers) can improve health and prevent asthma exacerbations, these services are not typically paid for by health insurance. To demonstrate health benefits and support the reimbursement of in-home environmental management services, it is important that clear … Continued