The purpose of this issue brief is to demonstrate successful State Medicaid strategies that establish sustainable funding pathways for healthy homes services.
• Healthy housing programs address the health and safety of the home environment through any combination of case management, home visits and education, home assessment, and home repairs.
• Common healthy housing issues include lead exposure, asthma triggers, home injury and falls, poor weatherization, and energy inefficiency.
• Research evidence demonstrates the importance of healthy housing to improved health outcomes, reduced medical utilization, and positive return on investment.
• GHHI has worked with State Medicaid offices, Managed Care Organizations, and other stakeholders across the country to secure sustainable Medicaid funding streams for healthy housing services.