History and Accomplishments, 2010-Present

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2018

NCHH took over stewardship of the Extinguish Tool from Georgia Tech.

NCHH unveiled a new, comprehensive, and completely redesigned website.

2017

NCHH contributed to 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure, a comprehensive report published by the Health Impact Project.

NCHH celebrated its 25th anniversary on September 7 with a private function honoring both past and current board and staff.

Amanda Reddy was selected as NCHH’s fourth executive director, succeeding Nancy Rockett Eldridge.

NCHH created a new nonprofit organization called the National Well Home Network, with Nancy Rockett Eldridge assuming the role of director.

NCHH released Building Systems to Sustain Home-Based Asthma Services, a free comprehensive online learning and technical assistance platform designed to equip staff public health agencies, state asthma-control programs, state Medicaid agencies, and other housing and health organizations with information on how to build the systems, infrastructure, and financing to put home-based asthma services in place in their respective states, communities, or regions.

NCHH launched the Aging Gracefully in Place initiative in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and organizations in four communities around the country to evaluate the replicability of JHU’s CAPABLE intervention model.

NCHH and partners at the New York State Department of Health published three articles in The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice summarizing the health and cost benefit of the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program. Four federal agencies collaborated to write two companion commentaries.

2016

NCHH contributed to two reports summarizing the health and cost benefits of residential energy improvements, Home RX: The Health Benefits of Home Performance with for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Occupant Health Benefits of Residential Energy Efficiency for E4TheFuture.

NCHH and the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition launched Find It, Fix It, Fund It, a bold new drive to eliminate lead poisoning in the wake of the Flint Water Crisis.

NCHH completed the HEALTH V project, which compared two different ventilation standards established by the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) that are used commonly in weatherization and other housing repair programs.

NCHH completed the CLEAR WIN study, which examined the feasibility of state health department administration of a window replacement program focused on lead poisoning prevention in Peoria and the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.

2015

Nancy Rockett Eldridge was selected as NCHH’s third executive director, succeeding Rebecca Morley.

The results of an NCHH-led study examining the significance and appropriate response to porch dust was published in Environmental Research.

2014

Rebecca Morley, NCHH’s third executive director, departed NCHH. Jonathan Wilson was appointed interim director.

NCHH conducted a national survey to identify states where heathcare financing for healthy homes services was pending or in place, resulting in three technical briefs, two reports summarizing the survey results, and a resource library for state and local agencies interested in partnering with the healthcare system to reduce housing-related illness and injury. Over the next two years, NCHH developed 10 case studies and a summary report.

NCHH was 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.

NCHH’s Rebecca Morley was selected for NeighborWorks America’s Achieving Excellence Program.

NCHH and the American Public Health Association (APHA) jointly published the National Healthy Homes Standard, a set of health-based performance standards for a safer, healthier home.

NCHH, in concert with the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) and Public Health-Seattle and King County, completed a 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

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

NCHH released the results of an 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.

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

NCHH hosted a healthy homes conference in Washington, DC, in observance 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

NCHH Executive Director Rebecca Morley co-edited Healthy and Safe Homes: Research, Practice, and Policy, a book about housing conditions and solutions to improve public health. The book was published by American Public Health Association Press.

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

NCHH achieved several legislative milestones that included sections of Senator Jack Reed’s (D-RI) healthy housing bills, the Code Administration Grant Act, and the Senate-Committee passed Livable Communities Act.

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

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

 

View NCHH’s history and accomplishments from 2000 to 2009.