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Healthcare Financing of Healthy Homes - Nationwide Survey Results and Recommendations Now Available

NCHH has released two new reports summarizing results from a 2014 nationwide survey to identify states where healthcare financing for lead follow-up or home-based asthma services is already in place or pending.  

The full length survey report documents current policies regarding reimbursement for environmental health services in the homes of people with asthma and children exposed to lead. It contains the project’s complete findings and methodology as well as a wealth of supporting information.  

A shorter recommendations report highlights opportunities for increasing access to these benefits. It includes an executive summary with key findings and several recommendations for galvanizing an increased healthcare investment in lead follow-up and home-based asthma services.

Visit the healthcare financing library to read these new reports and explore other informational resources >

Ask NCHH

I recently had my home remodeled and I am afraid the contractor may have used Chinese drywall. What are the problems associated with Chinese drywall and how can I tell if it’s present in my home?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Chinese drywall can have deleterious affects on your health and the health of your home. If you are suffering from the health symptoms described as common to the reports of exposure to problem drywall (irritated and itchy eyes and skin, difficulty in breathing, persistent cough, bloody noses, runny noses, recurrent headaches, sinus infection, and asthma attacks), please consult your physician as soon as possible.

Additionally, if you experience any of the electrical or fire safety concerns described as common to the reports of exposure to problem drywall, please consult your local gas or electric supplier and a licensed electrician or building inspector as soon as possible. The most commonly reported problems are blackened and corroded metal in homes. Particularly, consumers have reported premature failures of central air conditioning evaporator coils located indoors as part of the central air conditioning unit air handler; and intermittent operation or failure of appliances, such as refrigerators and dishwashers, and electronic devices, such as televisions and video game systems.  Please click here to learn more.

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