Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Baltimore (GHHI Baltimore) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital CHAMPS Program in Memphis, Tenn. with the 2015 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management. This award recognizes organizations that offer comprehensive, in-home interventions and innovative asthma education to improve the lives of people with asthma in underserved communities. The award ceremony will take place tonight at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Asthma is one of the most common serious chronic diseases of childhood. In the United States alone, an average of one out of every 10 school-aged children have asthma. It is a leading cause of hospital emergency department visits and school absenteeism, with more than 10.5 million school days missed annually. In a continued effort to raise … Continued
Reports of Gray’s history with lead come at a time when the city and nation are still trying to understand the full ramifications of lead poisoning. Advocates and studies say it can diminish cognitive function, increase aggression and ultimately exacerbate the cycle of poverty that is already exceedingly difficult to break. Read the full story … Continued
On behalf of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman for his for strong support of New York families, and dedication to creating healthy, safe and energy efficient homes. Attorney General Schneiderman today announced that he is teaming with the Rochester Area Community Foundation and … Continued
The life of Freddie Gray Jr., who died Sunday from a severe spinal cord and other injuries sustained in police custody, had a beginning as tragic, in a way, as his end. As children, he and his two sisters were found to have damaging lead levels in their blood, which led to multiple educational, behavioral and medical problems, … Continued