Home Characteristics and Asthma Triggers: Checklist for Home Visitors

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Using this home assessment can help make homes healthier. A trained home visitor can help find common asthma triggers in homes and discuss ways to reduce and remove triggers. Removing asthma triggers in the home, along with the proper medical care can improve health. The checklist is organized into a Core Assessment plus two appendices (Dust Mite Module and Mold and Moisture Module). The Core Assessment can be used for all types of housing and climates, but the additional modules can be used if dust mites or mold/moisture issues are suspected by the trained home visitor. The suggested action items in the checklist are generally simple and low cost. 

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