April 20th, 2009

Register to Attend the National Healthy Housing Policy Summit —  May 7, 2009, in Washington, DC

Media Contact: Phillip Dodge

WASHINGTON, DC (April 20, 2009) — The National Center for Healthy Housing and the Alliance for Healthy Homes are hosting a National Healthy Housing Policy Summit in Washington, DC, on May 7, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Summit will bring together a roundtable of leading organizations and experts in:

  • Housing, public health and environmental policy;
  • Housing finance, construction, codes, rehabilitation, and management;
  • Green building, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and environmental health; and
  • Tenant rights, homeownership, and community organizing.

No national meeting to date has brought together a “G-40” of leaders from an array of disciplines to focus on the best policies, programs, and practices to create healthier housing for America’s families. The National Healthy Housing Policy Summit will “bust silos,” build new bridges, strengthen relationships, and exchange new ideas.

The Summit is a collaboration of several partners, including the American Public Health Association (APHA), Enterprise Community Partners, Living Cities, NeighborWorks America, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). Funding support has been generously provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Home Depot Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America.

We are honored to be joined by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders and U.S. Senator Jack Reed. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and several other dignitaries have been invited to participate.

To register for the Summit, please click here [link disabled]. To view the program for the Summit, please click here.

Please note that the registration deadline is Friday, April 24, 2009, and space is limited. Hotels are filling up quickly as it is a busy conference time in Washington, DC.

There are still several sponsorship opportunities available for the Summit. Please click here, or call Phillip Dodge, NCHH’s marketing and development officer at 443-539-4168 to learn more.

*Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by grant award 1U13EH000315-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commerical practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) is the only national scientific and technical nonprofit organization dedicated to creating healthy and safe homes for America’s children through practical and proven steps. NCHH develops scientifically valid and practical strategies to make homes safe from hazards, to alert low-income families about housing-related health risks, and to help them protect their children. NCHH also works with governmental and nongovernmental organizations to develop standards and programs and guide their implementation through insurers, lenders, federal and state laws and regulations, community organizations, and the courts.


View the National Healthy Housing Policy Summit page.

April 20th, 2009 | Posted in News