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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.
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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
University of Rochester Medical Center scientists have discovered new essential information about omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and how they could be used for asthma patients.
Fear of flare-ups might spur kids to limit physical activity, specialists say.
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Request for Applications (RFA): National Indoor Environments Program: Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants
New RFA for 2018–2020 now available! Closing Date: February 17, 2017 Request for Applications (RFA): “National Indoor Environments Program: Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants”
A new report summarizes the AHIP National Asthma Leadership Roundtable, convened in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report outlines the findings of a national assessment of health plan asthma care activities and describes health plan models that are pioneering the next generation of comprehensive asthma care.
How climate change affects asthma and what you can do about it.