NCHH's 1,000 Communities Campaign Mentioned in EPA Press Release


The National Center for Healthy Housing was mentioned in a press release from the Environmental Protection Agency this week. The article, "EPA Recognizes City of Dallas and Partners for Collaborating to Fight Asthma Triggers," describes work performed by NCHH and its partners on the 1,000 Communities campaign. Dallas, TX, and Seattle/King County, WA, were selected by NCHH in this Wells Fargo- and Kresge Foundation-funded initiative to develop community-wide strategies to improve health outcomes by improving housing quality. As part of the Dallas initiative, EPA will continue to train 1,000 Communities partners and code enforcement officers on healthy housing.

Stated the press release, “With help from the National Center for Healthy Housing, the city hosted a workshop for clinical staff from Children’s Health hospital, city code inspectors, attorneys, and the 311 program. The groups outlined their respective responsibilities and discussed how they could work together to provide safer, healthier environments for children. The city then worked with the Dallas-area group the Health and Wellness Alliance for Children to train code compliance leaders on the important connection between children’s health and their environment.”

Read EPA's full press release here.

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