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Press Release: EPA Awards Green & Healthy Homes Initiative the 2015 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management

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.

Post: Healthy Homes Reduce Asthma Attacks, Keep Kids in School

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.[1] It is a leading cause of hospital emergency department visits and school absenteeism, with more than 10.5 million school days missed annually.[2] In a continued effort to raise … Continued

In the News Post: Lead Poisoning and Freddie Gray

Dan Damon interviewed GHHI President & CEO Ruth Ann Norton on the effects of lead poisoning, and the need for prevention and awareness. Listen to the full interview at BBC World Update (starts at 13:47).

Post: GHHI Thanks Attorney General Schneiderman for Strong Support of New York Families

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