Events and Resources for National Healthy Homes Month 2023
Many excellent events and resources will soon available for National Healthy Homes Month 2023. We’ll expand this listing regularly as new events are announced, so visit this page often.
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June 28 (Wednesday)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET:
- Description: NCHH will host its fifth annual National Healthy Homes Month-themed Twitter chat to exchange ideas, spread awareness, and take action on home hazard prevention and implementing effective healthy homes policies. As in years past, the chat is held near the end of National Healthy Homes Month to collect and amplify all the great healthy homes learning opportunities and resources that are shared throughout the month of June by advocates, researchers, and government offices. To participate, follow along on June 28 when @NCHH posts questions starting at 3:00 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.
- Registration: Register for the 2022 #NHHMchat here. Note that early registrants will receive advance access to the chat questions.
Among the most popular events of National Healthy Homes Month are the webinars produced by the HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. Be sure to check out the full slate of webinars from HUD and other organizations on our list below.
June 1 (Wednesday)
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET:
Welcome to National Healthy Homes Month 2023 [TBA]Presented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.
- Description: TBA.
- Presenters: TBA.
- Registration: Register for Welcome to National Healthy Homes Month 2023 here [link TBA]; webinar ID: TBA.
Additional events will be announced in May and June 2023.
NCHH Resources from Past Healthy Homes Months
Improving Indoor Air Quality in Affordable Housing: What the Research Tells Us and Recommended Interventions
This webinar was originally broadcast June 28, 2022. Watch it on YouTube.⠀
Mechanical systems to ventilate homes could save thousands of lives and prevent major health consequences, based on a new study by Enterprise Community Partners and the National Center for Healthy Housing. This webinar brings together researchers, green building experts, and ground-level advocates to unpack the study’s recommendations and explore the how the affordable housing industry can overcome financial and logistical barriers to bring the benefits of continuous mechanical ventilation to more residents.
Presenters and Panelists: Lindsay Eilers, Enterprise Community Partners; Jonathan Wilson, Deputy Director, National Center for Healthy Housing; Ogonnaya Dotson-Newman, MPH (Moderator), Senior Program Officer, JPB Foundation; Krista Egger, Vice President of National Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners; Miranda Brazeal, PhD, MPH; Healthy Homes Researcher, ; James Lewis, Development Director, Pinnacle Construction Group.
Webinar: Natural Allies: Partnering to Improve Health and the Environment Through Housing
This webinar was originally broadcast June 1, 2021. Watch it on YouTube.⠀
The leadoff webinar in HUD OLHCHH’s “The Power of Partnerships” series, Natural Allies, explored the reasons housing is often left out of conversations about improving our environment, what we can do about it, and why it matters for healthy housing. Major environmental groups have robust agendas related to climate change, clean water, and air quality; but, despite these common interests, they’re rarely in conversation or partnership with healthy housing practitioners. The panelists will identify opportunities for increased collaboration and discuss why it’s essential for advancing common goals related to the environment, healthy housing, health, and equity.
Presenters: Amanda Reddy, MS, Executive Director, National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH); Dan Chu, MS, Executive Director, Sierra Club Foundation; Surili Sutaria Patel, MS, Vice President, Metropolitan Group; and Tom Neltner, JD, CHMM, Chemicals Policy Director, Environmental Defense Fund.
Webinar: Bridging Silos: Local Environmental Health Collaborations Leading to Primary Prevention
“Collaboration has been defined as ‘an unnatural act between non-consenting adults.’ We all say we want to collaborate, but what we really mean is that we want to continue doing things as we have always done them while others change to fit what we are doing.” said former Surgeon General (and NCHH board member) Dr. Joycelyn Elders. But when we compromise and work together, we can overcome seemingly impossible odds and achieve greatness. In this webinar, drawing from her recent book, Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities, Dr. Katrina Korfmacher explores the challenges, successes, and lessons learned about collaboration via three case studies: equity in Duluth’s built environment; consideration of health in decisions related to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach; and lead poisoning prevention in Rochester, in which a disparate group of people from all walks of life pooled their individual skills talents to conquer the lead problem in Rochester.
- View presentation slides
- Read the related blog: The Choreography of Collaboration
- Read the related blog: Building Bridges, Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Success Against Lead in Rochester
- Download Dr. Korfmacher’s book: Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities