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Parents say they are concerned about environmental health threats, yet most pediatric care providers do not offer prevention strategies during office visits. Why? Many providers report they feel ill equipped to educate families about common exposures. In an effort to fill the need for environmental health information, PEHSU and PSR have launched the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT). The PEHT, endorsed by the AAP, is based on material in the AAP “Green Book”. This free and up-to-date resource offers trusted information at your fingertips. Bookmark the toolkit web app and discover simple ways to educate and guide parents about environmental health during well child visits.
English, Environmental Assessment/Checklist, Training/Educational Kit
Building Systems to Sustain Home-Based Asthma Services is a new eLearning and technical assistance platform designed to equip staff in public health agencies, state asthma-control programs, state Medicaid agencies, and other housing and health organizations with information about how to build the systems, infrastructure, and financing to put home-based asthma services in place in their own states, communities, or regions.
Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, English, Education/Outreach Materials, Environmental Assessment/Checklist, Training Materials, Implementation Guide, Training/Educational Kit, Program Management/Evaluation, Protocol, Other, Quality Improvement, Other
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of a State-Funded Healthy Homes Program for Residents With Asthma: Findings From the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program
Despite considerable evidence that the economic and other benefits of asthma home visits far exceed their cost, few health care payers reimburse or provide coverage for these services.
An Evaluation of a State-Funded Healthy Homes Intervention on Asthma Outcomes in Adults and Children
Reducing exposure to environmental triggers is a critical part of asthma management.
The New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program: Findings From an Evaluation of a Large-Scale, Multisite, State-Funded Healthy Homes Program
A growing evidence base suggests that a comprehensive healthy homes approach may be an effective strategy for improving housing hazards that affect health, but questions remain about the feasibility of large-scale implementation.
The Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) is a certification for home performance and energy efficiency professionals. The HHE was developed in partnership with the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI). An HHE assesses home-based environmental health and safety hazards and provides a prioritized list of recommendations to address those hazards for the homeowner.
An infographic from Home Clean Expert that visually explains the symptoms, triggers and treatments of childhood asthma.
English, Education/Outreach Materials, Website
Strategies for Addressing Asthma in Schools provides a compilation of information and resources for implementing programs in schools. It was designed for staff in state health departments as they manage their asthma programs, but other individuals and groups with an interest in “asthma friendly schools” may also find it useful.
As a full-service Arizona Home Performance Company, we have discovered a correlation between the Home Performance Audit and the Healthy Home Evaluation. We currently install indoor air quality monitors for those clients affected by poor Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). The data collected by the monitors allow us to create an individual plan for improved indoor air quality resulting in the reduction or elimination of triggers for asthma attacks.
Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing: A Rule by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Department
This rule requires each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. Specifically, no later than 18 months from the effective date of the rule, each PHA must implement a “smoke-free” policy banning the use of prohibited tobacco products in all public housing living units, indoor common areas in public housing, and in PHA administrative office buildings.
Asthma Friendly Policies