Write and Submit a Story
Use your personal experiences with healthy housing to influence policy.
of the best ways to help policymakers develop a personal commitment to
healthy housing is to share with them testimony of how substandard
housing issues have directly affected their constituents. Send us your
stories of how people you know or work with have been affected by lead, asthma triggers, pests, mold, carbon monoxide, radon, and other causes of injury and illness; and be
sure to include pictures.
Here's a video training
on how to collect stories.Outline for Family Stories
Please include a few pictures of your family including your children or other family members affected by hazards in the home.
Your story should be approximately three sections or paragraphs covering the following points:
Submit a family story.
- Section1 should be about how health hazards in your home impacted your family.
- Section 2 should be about how assistance through healthy homes services such as
finding and addressing lead, mold, pests, or other hazards and the
illness and injuries they cause, helped your family.
- Section 3 should be why you think continued funding of fixing homes (to eliminate hazards such as lead paint or dust, mold, asthma triggers including pests,
carbon monoxide, threats to home safety, and radon) and providing
related services is important for your family and families like yours.
Outline for Practitioner Stories
Please include a few pictures of your staff or your location. Your story should be approximately three sections or paragraphs covering the following points:
Submit a practitioner story.Notice: By sending your story to us, you are authorizing NCHH and the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition to post your story on this page and to use your words for other related advocacy and outreach materials. Your words will always be credited to you, and no personal information that you've shared with NCHH or the coalition will be forwarded to other organizations or companies without your prior consent.
- Section 1 should be about how home health hazards impact your community and/or a story of one of
your patients/clients and their family. What are the data and need?
- Section 2 should be about the healthy homes services, lead poisoning prevention, and/or lead hazard control
services provided in your community. How have they benefited
residents? If you're sharing a story about an individual family, what assistance did you provide, and how did it help them?
- Section 3 should be why you think continued funding for fixing homes (to eliminate hazards such
as lead paint or dust, mold, asthma triggers including pests, carbon
monoxide, threats to home safety, and radon) and providing related
stories is important for the families you serve.