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Child Well-Being and Healthy Homes

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
Jul 26, 2016


Children spend a majority of their time in their homes, an environment that can either support or pose a threat to their health, safety, and quality of life. Research shows that homes built and managed using green building methods can improve the health of residents, and multifaceted interventions in existing housing can be effective in improving children's health by reducing exposure to asthma triggers, lead-based paint hazards, etc. Our panel of researchers and practitioners will discuss how green public housing can support resident health and how interventions conducted by community health workers improve the health of children with asthma living in public housing. The discussion will also highlight a successful model of partnering and braiding of funds to create healthy homes for low-income households.

Opening Remarks

  • Matt Ammon, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research

Update on U.S. Housing Market Conditions

  • Kevin Kane, Chief Market Analyst, Policy Development and Research

Discussion: Child Well-Being and Healthy Homes

  • Matt Ammon, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, Moderator
  • Felicia Rabito, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • Randy Jepperson, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative Initiative, Salt Lake City

Please join us in person or through live webcast on July 26, 2016, for a lively conversation on current efforts to promote healthy environments that encourage healthy development in children.

We also invite you to participate via social media by following @HUDUSERnews and @PDRevents. We'll be tagging our updates with #PDRUpdate.

Click here to register. 

Published on:
June 29, 2016 - 12:53pm
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