Full List of Prior Accomplishments

2014

NCHH selected as a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centre. WHO collaborating centres are institutions designated to undertake activities in support of the WHO's programs.

Rebecca Morley, then Executive Director, selected for NeighborWorks America's Achieving Excellence Program.

NCHH and American Public Health Association (APHA) jointly released the National Healthy Homes Standard.

NCHH, in concert with the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) and Public Health-Seattle and King County, completed study demonstrating that a combination of weatherization and healthy homes interventions with in-home asthma education from community health workers (CHW) improves childhood asthma control.



2013

Conducted Maryland's first health impact assessment (HIA) of an intermodal freight project, funded by the Health Impact Project.

Released results of updated State of Healthy Housing project, a comprehensive report ranking housing conditions in 44 major metropolitan areas nationally, showing a critical need to improve housing conditions in many U.S. cities.

Launched Healthy Housing Challenge project (in collaboration with Rebuilding Together) with funding from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Hosted a healthy homes conference in Washington, DC, in honor of its 20th anniversary.



2012

Published Window Replacement and Residential Lead Paint Hazard Control 12 Years Later in the Environmental Research journal in January 2012.

NCHH and its network of training partners trained more than 2,600 people through its National Healthy Homes Training Center.


2011

Created the Grassroots Advocacy Network for Healthy Housing, which supports healthy housing advocacy at the state and local levels.

Published findings from a study on the health impacts of a green and healthy housing rehab in Minnesota in Public Health Reports in May 2011.


2010

Published Healthy and Safe Homes: Research, Practice, and Policy, a book about housing conditions and solutions to improve public health.

Launched a new suite of online training and informational resources to help affordable housing professionals adopt sustainable and healthy building practices.

Achieved several legislative milestones that include sections of Senator Jack Reed's (D-RI) Healthy Housing Bills, the Code Administration Grant Act, and the Senate-Committee passed Livable Communities Act.

Combined forces with the Alliance for Healthy Homes to advance healthy homes and communities.

Launched lead poisoning prevention training network in response to EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. Trained more than 27,500 students through August 2013.

Fought efforts to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule.


2009

Created the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition, composed of leading nonprofit and agency advocated in affordable housing, public health, environment, and energy efficiency.

Released results of The State of Healthy Housing, a comprehensive report ranking housing conditions in 45 major metropolitan areas across the nation, showing a critical need to improve housing conditions in many U.S. cities.

Hosted the first National Summit on Healthy Housing Policy and convened with 40 leading nonprofit partners to set a national action plan to achieve healthier housing in the United States.

Completed the first scientific review of healthy homes interventions with CDC and published results in the report Housing Interventions and Health: A Review of the Evidence.

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