National Healthy Homes Month 2019

June is National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM), created by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH). The campaign’s aim is to focus national attention on ways to keep people of all ages safe and healthy in their homes, help people connect their health to their homes, and boost awareness and understanding of what federal and local resources are available.

This year’s theme, Growing Up Safe and Healthy: 5 Minutes to a Healthy Home focuses on the opportunity to protect current and future generations of children from the exposures to lead from contaminated paint, dust, and soil through the importance of home assessments and the impact it has on your health.

On June 26, Join Us on Twitter for the #NHHMchat

The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) is hosting a National Healthy Homes Month-themed Twitter chat to exchange ideas, spread awareness, and take action on home hazard prevention and the implementation of effective healthy homes policies. We are hosting the chat at the end National Healthy Homes Month to collect and share all of the great healthy homes learning opportunities and resources that are shared throughout the month of June.

The #NHHMchat will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT). The #NHHMchat aims to accomplish the following:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of home assessments and their impact on health.
  • Discuss available resources for local government, communities, property owners, and residents.
  • Encourage strategic partnerships, regulatory action, and policies that promote healthy homes and lead poisoning prevention.

To participate, follow along on June 28 when @NCHH posts questions starting at 2:00 p.m. ET. Share your thoughts and ideas on policies, data, practices, and resources for healthy homes.

Be sure to use #NHHMchat in your tweets, so the chat participants can easily follow you and others during this event.

Check back for the #NHHMchat toolkit and other updates as they’re announced.